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.