“So, in the here and now, on a stage bare but for a rough-hewn pendulum – its flat stone culled from her family’s croft, Campbell opens her throat in a spirit of belonging that is ancient and modern, and life affirming for all of us”.
Mary Brennan, The Herald ****
The award-winning musician Mairi Campbell presents her new solo theatre show Mairi Campbell: Pulse. Mairi steps out on a quest to heal ancient wounds and to “come home”.
In Pulse, Mairi sings, acts, plays and dances the story of her musical homecoming and journey of the heart. Mairi weaves live viola, voice, animation, movement and storytelling with tracks from her latest groundbreaking album Pulse.
The show, which is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson, begins with Mairi feeling creatively stultified by her classical training at the Guildhall School of Music in London. She then travels to Mexico and Cape Breton before returning to Scotland to take up her bow in the traditional music scene. In the background is her love story with her husband and musical collaborator Dave Francis, who teaches her to play her first tune by ear.
Pulse is deeply touching, funny and potent. The show is a significant development in Mairi’s artistry and is performed with an incredible power, commitment and energy.
Pulse was showcased in Edinburgh in June 2015 and at Celtic Connections in January 2016. In August 2016, the show then ran for a full month at the Fringe to amazing critical and audience feedback.
Tickets are available online via our Eventbrite page – see below.