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Laura-Beth Salter
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Image: Laura-Beth SalterAbout Laura-Beth Salter

Laura-Beth Salter has been playing the mandolin since she saw John Moore in bluegrass Etc when she was 14. Before that she was influenced by the blues and oldtime music of her parents and folk music from the local sessions and clubs, so her influences are quite broad!

Image: Laura-Beth SalterAfter playing and learning in Linclonshire whilst she was growing up, Laura then went on to do the degree in folk and traditional music at Newcastle university, majoring in performance. This is where she met her band Sirens which is an all girl group including Shona Mooney, Lillias Kinsman-Blake, Rachel Newton, Olivia Ross and Amy Thatcher.

They play a mixture of Scottish, Irish and American material (Laura usually bringing the american!) as well as their own compositions. The next festival coming up for them is Nessfest in August, and they are due to record their debut album in October.

Recently Laura has also depped for Finnish fiddle band Frigg on their US tour, and is going to be playing with Rollapenny alongside Katie Doherty and Andrew Cadie.

Website: Laura-Beth Salter

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