ANGUS Folk are pleased to announce their next weekend singing workshop will be with Mairi Campbell on Saturday, May 28 in St. Margaret’s Church Hall, Forfar from 10 am to 4 pm (registration from 9.30am).
Mairi trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music and toured Europe and Russia before returning home to Edinburgh in 1990 to start her apprenticeship in traditional music and song.
She and her husband and collaborator Dave Francis are known as The Cast. Their most recent CD, Greengold, a collection of self penned and traditional material, has received much praise.
Mairi is now in her eighth year as MD of the community folk choir Sangstream, for which she has written numerous songs and arrangements. She also runs her own fiddle school, the Lismore Fiddle Retreat, and currently combines songwriting, teaching and performance.
She was voted Scots singer of the year in 2008 and her version of Auld Lang Syne was used in the Sex and the City movie.
She has something of a celebrity fan base, including Sarah Jessica Parker, and has sung for President Clinton and Sean Connery.
Find out more about Mairi at: www.mairicampbell.co.uk and www.the-cast.org.uk.
Mairi is an experienced folk music tutor and workshop leader and has a wealth of songs and arrangements to share.
All are welcome to this workshop; please reserve your place as soon as possible.
Details of this and all other Angus Folk events can be found on www.angusfolk.org
To book a place on the workshop please complete a workshop booking form by following the link at http://www.angusfolk.org/workshops.asp or leave a message on 07842 227202.