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We celebrate our 14th birthday with a free to download compilation of tracks by North East artists. Download your copy via our Bandcamp site. We hear more from Ceitidh Mac about her track.

A prodigiously gifted cellist from a young age,
Ceitidh MacLeod’s adventurous deployment of her instrument and sublime, smoky vocal are on full display on this, her debut single from May 2019. “Rhythm is a song about going at your own pace, not getting too caught up in what other people’s expectations are.” She says.

Directed via a range of plucking and bowing techniques, its jittery allure is subtly fleshed out by bandmates Jamie Cook and Will Hammond, infusing its seams with a gentle stream of synths, spare beats and vivid vibraphone. Assuredly transcending folk music’s traditional barriers, it’s little wonder the project is drawing a steady flow of admiring ears from further afield.


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