Auld Lang Syne

Contemporary Drama

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song.

Delivered with her trademark wit and unparalleled musical ability, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. Audiences will learn more about the song and its history; recognise negotiating the politics of childhood friendships; the challenges of romantic relationships and the highs and lows of success and failure.

Blending storytelling, animation and movement with new music composed with David Gray and Mairi Campbell this five-star show brings Scotland’s most famous song to life.

Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson

…virtuosic Mairi Campbell transcends the role of performer…voice is like no other… incredible storyteller… – ★★★★★

Edinburgh Guide

…irresistible love-letter to the song… – ★★★★★

Edinburgh Reporter

spine-tingling score…exquisitely satisfying – ★★★★

Musical Theatre Review 

…wonderfully crafted… affecting production – ★★★★

All Edinburgh Theatre

…beautiful mix of song, fiddle, animation… – ★★★★

The Wee Review

Beautifully lilting, the tones glisten like water…enriching, heart-warming… – ★★★★

The National 

Creative Team 

Mairi Campbell Performer, Composer and original artwork
Kath Burlinson Co-creator and Director 
Dave Gray Composer and Music Producer 
Claire Lamond Animation 
Maria McDonald Lighting Design 
David Francis Guitar, additional lyrics, dramaturgical support 
Alison Brown Costume Designer 
Tim Vincent-Smith Pendulum designer 
Ailie Robertson Bowed harp 
Kate Taylor Producer 

This is a free event as part of the Winter Gatherin’. Please pre-book to guarantee your place.


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