We are delighted to have tempted Ceitidh Mac to The Georgian Theatre bar for an early Sunday evening Blues in the Bar session. Those who have managed to catch her live will know this is not traditional blues by any stretch of the imagination. For sure, there is a folk influence prominent in her songs and it’s a visually unusual setup - Ceitidh is front and centre along with her cello and is accompanied by two highly talented musicians - Jamie Cook on synthesizer and Will Hammond on vibraphone.
That said, there is a lot more to Ceitidh Mac than experimentation with electro-acoustic instrument techniques, she intensifies the allure of her music by dipping into various genres. In her single Bus Station, for example, there are aspects of minimalist poetry with touches of jazz and drum ‘n’ bass. However, despite these adventurous sound detours, she remains a folky at heart. It is her minimalist folk-influence that she transfers to the cello most seamlessly, and it is this combined with the non-intrusive input of her band which has allowed her the space to gently seduce audiences across the UK and Europe.
‘There’s something special going on when Ceitidh Mac draws back the bow on her cello and opens her mouth to sing, the playing and the vocal dovetailing perfectly to create a rare kind of magic’ – The Crack
‘The music carried by distinct lyrics, cello melodies and synth hooks creates a mesmerising live atmosphere...gave me goose-bumps as Mac delicately created beautiful soundscapes through the cello' – NARC magazine
‘Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello with mellow vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt. folk genre’ – Sage Gateshead
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult
Travelling in from outside of Stockton-on-Tees and fancy making a night of it? Take advantage of a special rate at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel – only 500 metres from our venue click HERE for more info!