‘Revival!’ is an exploration of the tensions between art and religion throughout Scottish history. Francis tells the story, while Campbell accompanies him on the violin, singing at appropriate moments. The duo makes a charming pair and succeed in transporting their audience to a different time in the Scottish countryside, and Mairi has a soothing voice that really evokes a sense of the dramatic highlands. The show is in many ways a more traditional form of entertainment – one that focuses on storytelling rather than any kind of dramatic effect – and offers a real sense of history and tradition; perfect for anyone who has travelled to Edinburgh hoping to experience Scottish culture.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, 23 Aug, 7.30 pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Olivia Lyth]