Written by David Francis and Mairi Campbell. This song won the Burnsong writers competition and has been covered by others too.
It’s about seeing two sides to every situation.
Campbell’s reputation as an influential Scottish musician has grown steadily throughout her career. In recent years she has been awarded ‘Scots Singer of The Year’ and ‘Tutor of The Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2008 she won the Live Ireland Music Award for ‘Best Female Musician of the Year’, as well as the award for ‘Best Composition of the Year’. Her voice was heard worldwide when, in 2008, her version of Auld Lang Syne (with David Francis) was used in the pivotal scene for blockbuster movie ‘Sex and The City’.
Artist website: http://mairicampbell.co.uk
Single title: Smile or Cry
Album title:Seven Songs
Single artist: Mairi Campbell
Single duration: 3.49
Record Label: Self Release
Catalogue No: GGM002
Writers: Mairi Campbell and David Francis
Search Terms: New Scottish Trad, ballad on life,