Mairi Campbell is an influential and pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her music has a rooted and powerful quality and her musical interests are wide-ranging: from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with her soundings and improvisations.
Mairi was one of the pioneers to introduce the viola as an effective aesthetic voice in Scottish traditional music, and to reintroduce solo step-dancing to Scotland in the early 90s.
Mairi was named Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 in the Scots Trad Music Awards. She has previously won Scots Singer of The Year and Tutor of The Year. She has also received the Live Ireland Music Award for Best Female Musician of the Year and for Best Composition of the Year.
Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics. It is not compulsory to be a member to be able to attend the club’s weekly shows – just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door. The club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then.