Warmer Than Blood + Ruth Goller + Ceitidh Mac

Literary and Philosophical Society, Tyne And Wear.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 18s who are not accompanied by an adult.

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Warmer Than Blood + Ruth Goller + Ceitidh Mac
(live audience concert)

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021

Friday 1st October
Doors: 7.00pm (Music Starts: 7.30pm)
The Literary and Philosophical Society

Warmer Than Blood

Chris Montague (Electric Guitar)
Kit Downes (Piano)
Ruth Goller (Electric Bass and Voice)

Warmer Than Blood is the new trio from critically acclaimed composer and guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka / Squarepusher). It brings together the pianist, and ECM recording artist, Kit Downes and renowned electric bassist, Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland / Melt Yourself Down).

The dynamite trio have collaborated extensively in recent years establishing a distinct musical intuition and bond. Montague’s latest compositions provide a fresh sonic exploration between the three artists. The unusual mix of electric bass, piano and guitar creates spellbinding soundscapes of dark textures, visceral pools of harmony, kinetic improvisation and percussive prepared piano.

WTB perform the kind of music that lingers in the ears long after the tune has ended. At once foreboding and tender, composed with a scathing intricacy that belies its emotional breadth.

The concert from Warmer Than Blood will be preceded by a solo performance from Ruth Goller playing solo.

“Super rich in color and atmospheres, inimitable in adventure and brilliant playing”
- Dick Hovenga (Written in Music)


Ceitidh Mac

Ceitidh Mac (Cello / Guitar / Vocals)
Will Hammond (Percussion)
Calum Howard (Synth)

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, now based in 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.

“The music carried by distinct lyrics, cello melodies and synth hooks creates a mesmerising live atmosphere…”
NARC magazine


Stage Times (may be subject to slight adjustments)

7.30pm - 8.10pm: Ceitidh Mac
8.30pm - 8.50pm: Ruth Goller
9.00pm - 10.00pm: Warmer Than Blood


£10 (plus booking fee when buying online)

Tickets for the live audience concert are available from Seetickets


Age Restrictions: 14+ with under 18’s accompanies by an adult
Accessibility: Partly accessible for wheelchair users, contact venue for details
Travel: Any Bus and Metro to Central Station

The Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE
0191 232 0192



This concert is presented by Jazz North East and The Literary and Philosophical Society in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music with support from Performing Rights Society Foundation and Arts Council England