November gigs!

I can't believe we're already into November!  Looking forward to lots of great musical activities this month. First up, I have weekend working with Laura-Beth Salter to put together some new material, as we're planning our second album!  We're also heading off to the Islay Sessions 17th - 19th Nov,…

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: Autumn tour 2017

Well, I've just returned from a brilliant 7 day tour with Ross & Ali.  We visited some great venues, and met some lovely people. The first leg of our tour covered the north of Scotland, visiting The Universal Hall in Findhorn, The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool and Glassel Hall near…

#videoaday final thoughts

Well, I've been in beautiful Norway for two weeks now playing school concerts, and it's been amazing to tour around the area of Møre og Romsdal.  This sort of tour is pretty unusual; you're up, loaded in and soundchecked by 9am and usually finished for the day by 3pm.  This leaves…

New project: #videoaday

Hi there! It's been a while since I've posted - busy summer!  There have been lots of fun festivals, some great teaching work and a lot of music. I'm in Norway for a couple of weeks with the Rachel Hair Trio.  We're playing school concerts in Møre og Romsdal, which…

Album review: **** Music Republic Magazine

Thanks to Music Republic Magazine for this great review of my latest album with Laura-Beth Salter! http://www.musicrepublicmagazine.com/2017/03/jenn-laura-beth-bound-jblb-records-now/   **** This one caught me by surprise. A very pleasant surprise. Never heard of the two musicians before. When I noted the instrumentation, acoustic guitar, mandolin and two voices; I assumed this…

New album ‘Bound’ out now!

Laura-Beth Salter and I released our first duo album recently!  You can get your copy from our Bandcamp page at https://jennandlaurabeth.bandcamp.com/releases Here's a review from FolkWords.com:   http://www.folkwords.com/folkwordsreviews_103178.html ‘Bound’ from Jenn and Laura-Beth - "... an album of elegance and flair" (February 24, 2017)   There’s one album that you really…

June 2016: Jenn & LB: New Album!

We're recording an album!  At long last, Laura-Beth Salter and I have set about making our first duo record.  We're working in Glasgow's Carrier Waves studio, with Keir Long engineering and co-producing.  I've already worked in Carrier Waves on both Rachel Hair and Claire Hastings' albums; it's a great place to be…

June 2016: Songs of Separation: Festival of Voice, Cardiff

A couple of weekends ago I travelled down to Cardiff with the Songs of Separation team to perform a concert in St David's Hall as part of the Festival of Voice.  We collaborated with four guest singers:  Karan Casey, Gwyneth Glyn, Georgia Ruth and Julie Fowlis, putting together 8 new…