Hi folks, I’m currently in Boston where I’ll be for the next few weeks.

I’m playing Pulse at Turners Falls in Massachusetts on 1 and 2 December – an invitation from the theatre company Serious Play in Northampton, MA. Tickets available here. I hooked up with Serious Play a couple of years ago when they presented guitarist John Sheldon’s show ‘The Red Guitar’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. John, who was given his first guitar by James Taylor (!), presents a wonderful story. Not to be missed when he’s back at the Fringe in 2018!

While I’m out here, I’m also featuring in the 15th annual A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, singing Auld Lang Syne along with a host of well known and less well known Christmas songs. Scottish composer Ali Burns’s song The Holy Holly will also be featured along with some wonderful jigs, reels and stepping. It’s a spectacular show! Can’t wait.

So, I’ve had a great year in many ways – making shows, playing gigs, exploring new edges and performance opportunities. Politically this country feels like it’s in meltdown but personally my tenacity and love of life and music has never been stronger.

Looking to 2018, in January I’ll be playing in Australia with Himmerland, then back with Barrowland Ballet for Wolves in Spring, singing and playing again, but this time with my daughter Ellen! A very special opportunity for us both. I’ll also be taking Pulse to London.

But more than anything, I’m excited about the new solo show that I’m working on, which will be ready for a full run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. It promises to be funny and not a little enlightening about a song that so many know but few understand… a syne of the times?!

Go gently dear folks and hope to see you in 2018, if not before then.

Mairi x

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