Wandering Oak and GCT Jazz Club present
PLUS CEITIDH MAC
Friday 27 August, 2021. 7.30pm
£10 adv. Plus booking fee when booked online. Available without a fee in person from the venue.
Jazz musician and poet Alabaster dePlume can be described as many things: a cleric of the written word, a maverick of sound, a conductor of communion. From Manchester but now based in London, he has produced three albums on Debt Records, toured Europe as a solo performer, produced short films, and written/performed a play with circus-aerial in Dublin. He has also presented a series of combined arts events celebrating both his and others’ work.
His wonderfully uncategorisable output spans the realms of performance poetry and folk and jazz music, described as “cheerfully uneasy” listening and “totally unique... very, very brilliant indeed” by BBC Radio 3’s Max Reinhardt. He uses music and spoken word to portray sentiments, often contradictory, that together evoke a new feeling. Whether in recording, writing or performance, his work has an emphasis on inclusion, encouragement and sincerity.
Unexpectedly, he garnered a substantial breakthrough in 2020 with his gorgeous compilation album ‘To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1’, a collection of improvisational recordings that delineate the human experience of profoundly connecting through music. A saxophonist with an unusual tone reminiscent of Getatchew Mekurya, Alabaster collaborates with members of the folk and jazz scenes of London, Bristol and Manchester.
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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 rural SW Wales, now based in the northern city of Newcastle, Ceitidh’s intriguing lyrics have been mesmerising audiences in the know across the UK. Her live show is an innovative take on traditional and alternative folk songs, sitting alongside her own original material exploring topics ranging from illuminating everyday experiences to subjects of deeper self reflection.
She is currently running a kick starter for her next EP and you can get involved here.