Celtic music, always a favorite at BlackRock, reaches new heights in the hands of Julie Fowlis. She is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world. One of the foremost interpreters of Gaelic music currently on the scene, her angelic voice and authenticity makes her as thrilling to hear live as she was in Disney Pixar’s film Brave. Come enjoy a real master of her art, who’s Highland and Gaelic culture run deep.
Julie Fowlis is no stranger to awards and distinctions, winning Gaelic Singer Of The Year & Album Of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2007 and nominated for three years in a row as BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year (the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win this prestigious award when given the title in 2008). Her single ‘Blackbird’ was also playlisted on BBC Radio 2, the first Scottish Gaelic artist to be playlisted in such a manner. She was also the first Scottish Gaelic solo artist to appear on the legendary show Later…with Jools Holland’ in 2007. In addition to her two degrees (a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Music and an Master of Arts in ‘Material Culture and the Environment’), she was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music in 2013.
Julie Fowlis — vocals, whistles, shruti
Éamon Doorley — guitar-bouzouki, backing vocals
Duncan Chisholm — fiddles, backing vocals
Tony Byrne — guitar, backing vocals
Check out this video of Julie Fowlis singing “A ghaoil, leig dhachaigh gum mhàthair mi,” or “Love let me home to my mother.”
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