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Jen Mac

Jenna Macrory

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Dumfries & Galloway

Creative area

Community arts, Motion graphics / cgi - computer generated graphics, Music, Socially engaged arts

About

With a background in traditional music, covid-19 restrictions forced Dumfries born guitarist Jenna Macrory (Jen Mac) to adapt to a completely new music industry. Finding a new focus as an electronic music producer, Jen Mac uses sampling to obtain gritty textures and while drawing attention to social and cultural issues such as environmental and LGBTQ+ issues. Jen Mac’s unique approach to manipulating sampled materials contributes to her unique genre subverting tone.

With a background in traditional music, covid-19 restrictions forced Dumfries born guitarist Jenna Macrory (Jen Mac) to adapt to a completely new music industry. Finding a new focus as an electronic music producer, Jen Mac uses sampling to obtain gritty textures and while drawing attention to social and cultural issues such as environmental and LGBTQ+ issues. Jen Mac’s unique approach to manipulating sampled materials contributes to her unique genre subverting tone.

Applying these contemporary studio practices to traditional melodies, Jen Mac combines her studio skills with her background in folk music. Using contemporary recording methods to revitalises traditional musics, Jen Mac rebrands Scottish folk for a new generation.