Jenn Learns Fiddle:

A blog of my antics re-learning the fiddle!


My video blog that took place over 2 weeks in 2017.

Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter

Fantastic duo featuring vocals, mandolin and guitar – album available from Bandcamp

The Kinnaris Quintet

A dynamic and exciting band featuring three excellent fiddle players, with Jenn & Laura-Beth forming a powerhouse rhythm section!
Nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 and a Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019.  Album available from Bandcamp– album made the longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year 2019.

Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth

Ryan is an absolute joy to play guitar for. He’s an amazing fiddle player, and one of the most sensitive performers I know. I work as Ryan’s regular accompanist, joining him for gigs all over the place. We’ve been nominated as ‘Folk Band of the Year’ in the Scots Trad Music Awards, we’re the only UK artists to be selected to perform at the Womex 2019 Expo, and we have just finished recording an album that will be available late 2019 / early 2020.

Jack Smedley & David Foley

A new project from two members of the amazing folk band RURA. Jack and David have been composing a whole bunch of new tunes, and kindly asked me to work with them while they create and test arrangements, do some gigs and record an album! Album coming late 2019 / early 2020.

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton:  SYMBIOSIS

Ross and Ali are super talented instrumentalists, and I often play with them as a trio, as a quartet with drummer Paul Jennings, and as a Big Band along with string section, bodhran, drums, bass and Moog.

Songs of Separation

10 piece supergroup involving some of the UK’s top folk artists.
Winners of Best Album at the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

I work at the Conservatoire as Lecturer in Practical Studies on the BMus Traditional Music course.

The Blas Collective

A collective of like minded musicians who meet up to sing songs in a professional jam session.

The Claire Hastings Band

I regularly perform with Scots singer and ukulele player Claire Hastings, both as a duo and as a larger band with the fabulous Andrew Waite on accordion, Tom Gibbs on piano and Laura Wilkie on fiddle.

Glasgow Fiddle Workshop

I teach Intermediate Guitar for adults every Monday during term time at Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.  We cover a range of skills depending on everyone’s interests, including tune backing, songs, standard tuning, DADGAD and melody playing.

Others I regularly collaborate with:

Adam Sutherland:  Fiddle
David Foley & Jack Smedley (RURA)
Phil Cunningham
The Cask Strength Ceilidh Band