Laura-Beth is a well kent face on the Glasgow Folk and Roots scene, a founding member of award winning folk bands The Shee & Kinnaris Quintet, and 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.’ She is also an active tutor of mandolin and youth projects all over the UK.
You can catch Laura-Beth performing live in the following bands;
and has also toured with bands such as Shooglenifty, Frigg and Dougie MacLean’s ‘The MacLean Project.’
Laura-Beth hails from Lincolnshire, where her parents immersed her 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. Feeling a desire to progress further, she moved to Newcastle to study the mandolin and composition on the Folk Music Degree and this is where she met her fellow band members in The Shee, as well as discovering a love for exploring traditional music from all over the world.
After university, LB toured extensively with The Shee and as a dep in Frigg and Shooglenifty, and moved to her now home town, Glasgow. Years of sessioning in a musical melting pot, she’s now involved in a range of projects within the Scottish traditional music scene, most recently her duo with Jenn Butterworth, The Kinnaris Quintet and a new cross-over project alongside Ali Hutton – From The Ground