ED2016 5/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Mairi Campbell: Pulse (Greengold Projects and Authentic Artist Collective)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Mairi Campbell Ed2016

“Fall in love with Scotland. Take your time.” That’s the advice Mairi Campbell’s grandmother gave her, and these words also encapsulate the audience’s experience in ‘Pulse’: a slow but deep falling in love alongside Campbell as she searches for her voice. Through music, theatre, poetry and movement, Campbell weaves a carefully detailed story of her relationship with music and her culture. From the first moment of this journey, the award-winning Scottish musician’s bare and unabashed honesty captivates you, and every time she plays the viola, an unspoken sense of belonging inundates the room. Even if you’ve never heard her music before, or never listened to Scottish folklore, by the end of ‘Pulse’ you’ll feel transformed.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Aida Rocci]