Truth and Story: A seriously playful online workshop with Dawne McFarlane and Mairi Campbell

When: Saturday November 20, 10:30am-12.30pm Eastern Time

Register for “Truth and Story” by emailing

Ticket price of $20 to be paid at

Through music and word we’ll explore your own truths and the stories that cloak them. Journey with us into the heart of a story that resonates with these times. We’ll play with stories we know and maybe find new ones. No experience required.

There will be an optional additional workshop on Saturday Dec 4, 10.30am-12.30pm Eastern Time. Tell stories you begin creating here. $20 for the November workshop/$30 for both November and December.

Information about Dawn can be found on her website.

Campbell’s Ceilidh news

Dear folks,

My What’s on page is looking quite full at the moment! There are the weekly slow sessions which I always look forward to. Plus Campbell’s Ceilidh is starting up again in October – delighted to confirm. Admittedly, most events are still happening online but there’s also now the odd live gig, such as Glad Cafe in November, to look forward to.

Hopefully there’s something in my diary that will be of interest as we move deeper into Autumn. More info below.

Take care,

Mairi x

PS Read the full September update

An Edinburgh Fringe gig … in person! And more

Dear folks,

Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival has been cancelled. I was looking forward to it, but hopefully it will go ahead as planned next summer.

So my first in-person gig in a while will now be as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s on Friday 20th August at the Acoustic Music Centre and hopefully folks in Edinburgh can make it along. Tickets are limited.

There’s also a slow session for fiddlers happening this evening. More on the slow session, the Fringe gig and some other bits and bobs below.

Very best,

Mairi x

Read the latest update in full

A new show, a ceilidh and fiddle classes

Welcome all,

Our Campbell’s Ceilidh, though quiet for now, continues to resonate with me most days. I was coming back from the bank remembering a story from Dawne and a song from Giulia and feeling nourished by the memories.  

Happy to say that live work is picking up. In August, there’s Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival and then a gig at the Fringe (date still to be confirmed). 

But the main job for now is writing the new show which requires word, sounds, images and pulling it all together with the help of some very talented colleagues.  

More on the new show, plus a ceilidh and some classes, below.

Mairi x

Read the full June update