SCOTTISH FOLK TRIO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM: ‘HUAM’
OUT 20 MARCH 2020, VIA HUDSON RECORDS
+ LINE-UP UK LIVE SHOWS THIS SPRING
“a gentle, lulling delight” - THE GUARDIAN
“Music of this quality can’t be rushed; there’s a depth of understanding here that represents a lasting commitment to traditional music from all around the UK” - FOLK RADIO UK
‘HUAM’ is the eagerly awaited new album from SALT HOUSE which sees them solidify their reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new. The new record is announced with a string of UK dates, taking place around its release on 20th March 2020.
‘Huam’, (Scots n ‘the call of an owl’) is Salt House’s third collection of songs, and the second pairing with producer Andy Bell.
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.
The trio continue their love of recording ‘on location’ with this album, taking themselves to rural Argyllshire to finish writing and recording the songs which were crafted between their homes of Inverness-shire and Shetland.
The natural world plays a huge influence on the band’s writing, and in keeping with their love for nature they are supporting conservation charity Trees for Life (https://treesforlife.org.uk/) with this release, offering a chance to add a tree in their grove with the purchase of an album. They hope to build this up over the coming years in an effort to offset some of their touring carbon footprint.
On ‘Huam’ you will hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into a music that’s traditional and new. The group’s meticulous attention to detail, shared passions and care for their craft sees Salt House soar.
‘Huam’ is released on Hudson Records 20/03/20 and will be toured throughout 2020, with a release tour in March. Pre-order the album here:
March 2020 UK Tour Dates
13th – Leicester Guildhall
14th – West End Centre, Aldershot
15th – Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge
18th – Cecil Sharp House, London
19th – Redruth Drapery
20th – Downend Folk Club
21st – Ruskin Mill, Gloucestershire
Tickets on sale now and available here: www.salthousemusic.com
Salt House are:
Singer, guitarist and harmonium player Jenny has a PHD in seabirds. Described by RnR Magazine as “a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill.” Her songs are earthy and wise; she sings them with beauty and power.
Singer and guitarist Ewan brings to Salt House a wealth of understanding and experience gained from collaboration with musicians from all corners of the scene. His songs are poetic and layered; his voice plaintive and from the heart.
Fiddler, viola player and vocalist Lauren’s arrangements hold a rich, deep, darkness flecked with gold. You can hear the Highlands in Lauren’s elegant bowing, and a knowledge of how to weave around a narrative. She plays with warmth, wisdom and soul.
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