New Artist: Ceitidh Mac

Photo Credit: Janina Sabaliauskaite

Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and soaring vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt. folk genre.

Originally from Wales, but now based in Newcastle, Ceitidh’s honest and intriguing lyrics have been mesmerising audiences in the know across the UK. While the folk influence is prominent in her songs, the smoky style and lo-fi studio sound combines with a contemporary electronic edge, embellished by unusual instrumentation. Her live show is a innovative take on traditional and alternative folk songs, sitting alongside her own original material which explores topics ranging from illuminating everyday experiences to subjects of deeper self reflection.

Backed by Will Hammond and Jamie Cook the musical progressions and inventive cello melodies are bolstered by synth hooks, strong rhythmic riffs and the unique sounds of the vibraphone to build a transfixing live atmosphere which draws the audience in.

2019 ended with a DIY tour of the UK, with a sell out show in Newcastle. Ceitidh Mac started off 2020 supporting alt folk hero Rachael Dadd and progressive jazzers Get The Blessing, having previously supported the likes of Laura Misch and Lankum. UK summer festivals already confirmed and announced include Tipping Point Live, Kendal Calling and Purbeck Folk Festival. All the while Mac continues to write, refine and record her music with a view to release a debut EP toward the end of 2020.

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And take a listen to her track ‘Window Scene’, below…


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