Projects

Solo work

I do the occasional solo gig when I have time, and started work on a solo album in 2020. Since then, I have begun collaborating with cellist Alice Allen. More news coming soon!

#videoaday

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

Kinnaris Quintet

Award winning powerhouse band featuring three fiddles, mandolin and guitar.

Will Pound & Jenn Butterworth

Will and I began working together as part of his ‘A Day Will Come’ project, which explored the music of the EU, and our links to it in a post-Brexit world. We created a few online videos during the 2020 lockdown, one of which went viral, and in 2021/22 we managed to get out on the road doing some in-person gigs.

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton:  SYMBIOSIS

Ross and Ali are both talented instrumentalists, 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.

Jack Smedley & David Foley

A new project from two members of folk band RURA. Jack and David have been composing a lot of new tunes, and kindly asked me to work with them while they create and test arrangements, do some gigs and record an album!

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’m a lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where I’m Creative Producer in the Traditional Music Department.

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 often collaborate with:

Adam Sutherland
The Cask Strength Ceilidh Band
Treacherous Orchestra
Fiddlers’ Bid
Aileen Reid