THE BIT Collective are to host a special night in honour of Glasgow Women’s Aid at the Old Hairdressers on Thursday as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations.

Formed to help give voice to women in traditional music, this will be the collective’s first major gig.

On the bill will be Jenn and Laura-Beth, Heisk and spoken word artist Leyla Josephine.

“We thought it would be nice to shine a light on the subject of women in traditional music and also to focus on the positives,” Jenn Butterworth of Jenn and Laura-Beth told The National.

Guitarist Butterworth is a mainstay on the Scottish folk scene and, in addition to her work with Laura-Beth Salter, she has been playing recently with fiddler Ryan Young and all-female supergroup the Kinnaris Quintet.

“I’ve a few things I’m juggling just now but I guess the main things are myself and Laura-Beth and myself and Ryan. I’ve also been working a lot with the Kinnaris Quintet and we’re in the process of applying for funding to get an album going so that’s exciting.”

Jenn and Laura-Beth play the Old Hairdressers on Thursday at 8pm. Tickets are priced £5