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A new release from Ceitidh Mac is always something to celebrate. Her devoted fans are hungry for more of her unique brand of alt. folk and with her new EP Seabird she does not disappoint. She has a keen painter’s eye for the natural world and the poet’s knack for turning what she sees inwards and finding something profound in disturbed water or nodding sunflowers. These observations are mantric with the patience of James Blake, each repetition giving the words more weight as they settle on us. As expressive as Mac’s fluttering, breathy voice is her cello which acts as an extension of herself. She lays her expressions on a bed of warm analogue synth and punctuating drums.

There is a sense of restless exploration in Mac’s music. This is reflected in her hectic schedule: an Italian tour, multiple festivals, a Sage residency and an EP in 2023 is an impressive haul. Mac started writing the tracks whilst away on the residency, and considering questions like ‘what is your urgency?’ and ‘why do you make music?’ she started to dig deeper into her reasonings, exploring her musical identity as a singing cellist.

Ceitidh Mac releases Seabird on 10th November, she will celebrate the EP’s release with a launch show at Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Friday 24th November.

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