“A gentle, lulling delight.” – The Guardian
Salt House is Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their album Undersong has been praised by folk bible fRoots for bringing “startling freshness” to the British song tradition.
Songs are central to Salt House. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the tunes they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds.
Their album Undersong was recorded in the stunningly restored Telford Church on the island of Berneray (as seen on Channel 4’s Restoration Man.) You can hear its tranquility in the sympathetic and dynamic recording by producer Andy Bell (Songs Of Separation, Jon Boden, The Furrow Collective.) A sense of place captured both in songs and sound; Ewan claims if you listen closely you can even hear the flies in the overhead lights.
Date & time: Monday 18 October 2021 | 20:00 (1 hr 30mins approx plus interval)
Doors open at 19:00
Venue: The Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
Supported by Creative Scotland and the William Grant Foundation