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2019

Further upcoming production information coming soon.

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MAIRI CAMPBELL

AULD LANG SYNE

MACPHAIL THEATRE

FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019

7:30PM

Tickets £10/£8 conc.

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9AgPPLeu8I&index=4&list=PLcbV-ffUdJMIUrqmRpJvEXVJGxleHsKtq&t=0s

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne is the new one-woman theatre show from Scottish musician Mairi Campbell.

Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson with original music produced by Mairi and Dave Gray, Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne tells a very human story through her personal relationship with the world-renowned Scottish song.

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne braids together three stories: a childhood friendship, early married life and her adventures with the song. These include forgetting the words when singing for President Clinton and featuring in the New Year’s Eve scene of the 2008 blockbuster Sex and the City.

Alongside, Mairi tells the story of the song itself - one that many know but few truly understand – how it spread worldwide; what it means and where it is sung.

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne is a potent, funny and heartfelt show that uses Mairi’s personal experience to create a piece that resonates with wider universal truths. It was selected as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase 2018

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MACPHAIL THEATRE

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2019

7:30PM

Ticket prices: TBC

John Shedden and Finlay McLean (plus skeleton!) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches, so wacky and off-the -wall, they will boggle your mind!  You'll meet a variety of hilarious characters from the land of the living (and the dead).  Judge the Judge, be starstruck by the Astronomer, eavesdrop on the Prime Minister and the President;  witness two extraordinary interviews as Hamlet and Shylock return - to rewrite their stories! 

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21st June 2019

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA

Mcphail Centre, Ullapool

Friday 21 June 2019

Tickets £18 & £15 conc

On sale now from Macphail Centre

'A Theatr Mwldan Production'.

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship.

Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR' released in April 2018. The album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, on its innate and epic journey of endurance. 

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Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.

"an emotional demonstration of how two virtuoso musicians triumphantly bring different cultures together"
5* Robin Denselow, The Guardian

" ... SOAR is about as near to perfection as is possible."
5*, Dave Haslam, RnR Magazine

Some Youtube clips here:

Clarach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urnm8Aync5s

Bach to Baïsso:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_VfQIMR7w

Térangah-Bah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4OSAQeVBw0

  

Spotify link:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2s5WYOg1fezE42u6X0GqJc?si=v08ZFn1nSa6igAUxuFTJjA

  

 

“You could listen to this 1,000 times and still find something new”

4* David Hutcheon, MOJO August edition

 

'...worth every moment of the wait - a truly inspired second act from the duo'

Keith Ames, lead review in summer edition of the Musicians Union Magazine

 

"an emotional demonstration of how two virtuoso musicians triumphantly bring different cultures together"

5* Robin Denselow, The Guardian (Live review, Union Chapel, 12 May)

 

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