Salt House
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Salt House

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Folk Traditional




"Celtic Connections review"

Young Scottish indie-trad quartet Salt House – who had waited anxiously by the side of the stage for the SSO’s last note – capitalised confidently on one of their biggest shows to date. Led by the fragrantly-voiced Siobhan Miller, they drew together songs from a rich variety of sources, be it guitarist Ewan MacPherson’s striking original Strong Dark Souls or intuitively arranged traditionals such as She Walks In Beauty, a Lord Byron poem transformed into an atmospheric murder ballad. - Scotsman

"Salt House- Celtic Connections"

This concert was due to start at 2100 however due to a late finish by the SSO in the City Halls it was delayed until 2130. I found it very remiss of the staff there not to let us know what was happening and they put the onus on the group to say why they had been delayed. In saying that both acts were worth the wait!
Having launched their album at the end of last year, Salt House came on stage and played a selection from this from the gorgeous ‘Setting Sun‘ to their take on Byron’s classic poem – ‘She Walks In Beauty’ – which they have arranged as a murder ballad now and finishing with ‘She’s Like A Swallow’
The quartet are made up of Siobhan Miller whose melifluous voice resonated throughout the hall, Ewan Burton ,whose talent on the double bass shines through and he always it makes it look effortless to play, Euan MacPherson with his wonderful guitar playing and Lauren MacColl and her dextrous fingers on the fiddle/viola
I (and the audience too) felt their time on stage was far too short however what we did get was an great example of what these 4 have to offer and hopefully we shall hear alot from them as Salt House. An encore would have been more than appreciated. - Celtic Music Radio


-Lay Your Dark Low (2013)



Acoustic four-piece Salt House is the meeting of four distinct musical minds on the Scottish scene. Their highly current sound is earthy, deep-rooted, yet eagerly progressive, built from grassroots folk with contemporary influences.  2013 saw the release of their debut Lay Your Dark Low described as the multifaceted work of a significant new collective (The Herald).  Boasting previous winners of BBC Young Folk Awards, a Scottish Jazz Award and many titles at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, they now join together to make a seamless team (The Guardian). Their reworking of old ballads sits alongside their own writing and the instrumental section wraps Siobhan Millers striking, distinctively Scottish voice in a myriad of musical colour and textures.

Siobhan Miller: Vocals, Harmonium
Ewan MacPherson: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Lauren MacColl: Viola, Fiddle
Euan Burton: Double Bass

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