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Mike Vass & Mairi Campbell: The Dead Stations


Mike Vass & Mairi Campbell: The Dead Stations

‘The Dead Stations’ concert ~ “No, the train never stops at any of the Dead Stations. They just chug past the window.”

The Dead Stations is a story told through original music and animation which combines live performance, recorded actors and projections.

“A great ear for atmosphere and a knack for writing tunes that lilt and yearn” (The Guardian)

Mairi Campbell, singer, is turning heads and hearts with her music. Drawing on her native traditional background, a long and fruitful songwriting collaboration with David Francis and her natural ability to improvise she draws in listeners with stories of ancestry, hope, love and passion. Mairi was voted Instrumentalist of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2015.

”Her voice can stop the clock” (The Scotsman)

Mike Vass, fiddle, guitar and previous Composer of the Year, performed his acclaimed ‘In the Wake of Neil Gunn’ on Skye and supported our 1000th event in May 2014.

Written by Charlotte Hathaway with music and lyrics by Mike Vass, the live score is performed by Mike Vass, Mairi Campbell and Yoann Mylonakis with animation created by Nica Harrison and Atikah Zailani.