Laura-Beth Salter - Mandolin Tutor
A well kent face on the Glasgow Folk and Roots scene, mandolinist, tutor, singer and composer Laura-Beth Sater, is a founding member of award winning folk bands The Shee & Kinnaris Quintet. She was nominated for the MG Alba Composer of the year award in 2013 after the success of her Celtic Connections commission and debut album ‘Breathe', and is an active tutor of mandolin and youth projects all over the UK.
Hailing from Lincolnshire, her parents immersed LB in a diverse range of musical influences from an early age. They ran a local session which lead to Laura-Beth’s background in Old-time, Bluegrass and roots music. After studying on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle, LB gained experience through touring extensively as a dep in Frigg and Shooglenifty. She moved to her now home town, Glasgow in 2008 and after years of sessioning in a musical melting pot, she’s now involved in a range of performance, composition and teaching projects within the Scottish traditional music scene – The Shee , VOX , Jenn & Laura-Beth, Kinnaris Quintet, The Daddy Naggins, & From The Ground.
An experienced teacher, Laura-Beth runs the 50 strong Glasgow Mandolin Band, teaches mandolin at the Glasgow Folk Music Workshop, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Falkirk Traditional Music Project. She has also taught mandolin, groupwork and fretted instruments at residentials and workshops all over the UK, including Folkworks Summer Schools, Feis Glenn Albainn, The National Youth Folk Ensemble, Halsway Hothouse Summer School and Fèis Rois Adult Feis.