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.
Expect echoes of Pentangle with a touch of Dick Gaughan and murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into a music that’s traditional and new. Salt House is a group with a meticulous attention to detail, shared passions and care for their craft.
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.
Undersong was recorded in the stunningly restored Telford Church on the island of Berneray. 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.
“A gentle, lulling delight.” – The Guardian
“Wonderful… a trio of exceptional talent.” – Folk Radio UK