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What a night! At the Usher hall supporting Joan Armatrading. She had chosen our song ‘Portobello Sands’ as one of the winning songs to be showcased on her most recent tour. We had a great chat on the day about songwriting and doing it your own way!
Another treat that day was my friend Chris Wood who was her main support act came back to our flat after the gig for a cuppa tea and a catchup before he needed to pick up the tour bus at 1am heading off to the next gig!
LISTEN HERE….. Portobello Sands
Mairi Campbell lives and works in Edinburgh and is a key contributor to the vibrant traditional music scene currently in Scotland.
She has a deep love and understanding of traditional music and an unquenchable belief that music can nurture our wellbeing, at any level.
Freeland Barbour writes: “Mairi is without a doubt one of Scotland’s most all- encompassing musicians. She works and performs in many fields of music and the list is breathtaking”.
Mairi’s most recent work is getting some powerfully positive responses:
“I am writing to thank you for the most wonderful evening I can ever remember which was yesterday in Cullipool Hall”. Hugh Gray
“Mairi, is a remarkable musician – an artist whose work transfigures consciousness” Alisdair MacIntosh – Auther of ‘Soil and Soul’
“Mairi’s voice should be listed” MW, Scotland
“I’m immediately attracted to your voice, which not only sounds distinctive, but conveys plenty of heartfelt emotion. The lyric is really quite descriptive, which helps draw the listener into the story you’re telling”. JD, New Music
“This is such a beautiful song. I’m entranced from the first note to the last. Your voice is to die for. I have a feeling you could sing names and numbers from the phone book and it would sound compelling”
Red Earth/Revival: Mairi works with David Francis who is the lyricist in their songwriting partnership. They both penned the songs for Mairi’s debut album in 2011 and have been creative partners since 1992. With two musicals (YMT), five albums, private commissions, Mairi and Dave are considered two of the finest songwriters with a strong catalogue of material.
Mairi’s work has also attracted a celebrity fan base. In 1999, she sang for President Clinton & Sean Connery at the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’. She caught the attention of Sarah Jessica Parker, who placed her version of Auld Lang Syne in her blockbuster movie ‘Sex and The City’ in 2008.
In 2007 Mairi founded her own music camps called the Lismore Music Retreats, based on the beautiful Island of Lismore on the West coast of Scotland. She works with adults, accessing and nurturing their artistry through traditional music, free improvisation, movement and song.
To find out more about Mairi’s courses go to: www.lismoremusicretreats.com
To book Mairi email email@example.com or get in touch via facebook.
In 2014 I’m planning on doing lots of live solo shows….all sorts. So give me a shout if you’d like me to come to your event. Festivals, house concerts, dances, ceilidhs…. Read more…
Intimate performance of this touching song. Video by Jamie Bathgate.