Mairi Campbell's 'Pulse' at Woodend Barn, Banchory
A celebration in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling, Pulse is Mairi Campbell’s musical homecoming, journey of the heart and quest to find her pulse. From classical training at London’s Guildhall, to love and danger in Mexico and discovering step-dancing in Cape Breton.
Mairi Campbell is an influential and pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her music has a rooted and powerful quality and her musical interests are wide-ranging: from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with her soundings and improvisations.
Mairi was one of the pioneers to introduce the viola as an effective aesthetic voice in Scottish traditional music, and to reintroduce solo step-dancing to Scotland in the early 90s.
In 2017, Mairi Campbell: Pulse was nominated for Event of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Before that, Mairi was named Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 and previously Scots Singer of The Year and Tutor of The Year. She has also received the Live Ireland Music Award for Best Female Musician of the Year and Best Composition of the Year.
Her voice was heard worldwide when her version of Auld Lang Syne (with David Francis as The Cast) was used in a pivotal scene in the film Sex and The City (2008). She has performed the song at the Kennedy Center Awards before President Clinton and at the Scottish Parliament.
Tickets available here.