FRI 18 MAR 2022 7.30pm | The Hearn Recital Room
Ewan MacPherson | vocals, guitars
Jenny Sturgeon| vocals, harmonium, guitar
Lauren MacColl | fiddle, viola, vocals
Wonderful… a trio of exceptional talent Folk Radio UK
Songs are central to Salt House; new songs that sound as if they’ve always been here, ancient ballads, poems given tunes they’ve long deserved, songs about place, politics, landscape and birds. This is a collaboration of words and music from three of Scotland’s foremost performers, Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl.
Singer, guitarist and harmonium player Jenny was described by R2 Magazine as ‘a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill’. Ewan brings to Salt House a wealth of understanding and experience gained with the highly respected Fribo and Shooglenifty. You can hear the sound of the Scottish Highlands in Lauren’s elegant bowing, honed while performing with the quartet RANT, the Rachel Newton Band and as a prolific and award-winning soloist.
Their performance includes music from their third and latest song album ‘Huam’ (scots for ‘the call of an owl’). You’ll hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into music that’s both traditional and new.
A gentle, lulling delight , The Guardian
Listen to music by Salt House here
Running time approx. 120 min including interval