“visionary musicianship, distinctive virtuosity… life affirming for all of us”
Mairi Campbell presents her solo theatre show Mairi Campbell: Pulse. This is the story of Mairi’s quest to heal cultural wounds and to “come home”. She weaves live viola, voice, animation, movement and storytelling with tracks from her latest groundbreaking album Pulse.
The show 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 ran for a full month at the Fringe to great critical and audience feedback. Most recently, Mairi has toured the show around Scotland and has taken it to London’s Vault Festival.
Pulse is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist Collective.