As part of our continuing series looking at artists and groups that you can hear on Ceol FM, we are off across the pond for today’s featured artist/group. Julie Fowlis is a wonderful singer and multi instrumentalist from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
Singing primarily in Gaelic, Julie has recorded 4 studio albums and is currently recording her fifth. Julie presents a television series on Irish television channel TG4 and BBC Alba called Port alongside Irish traditional singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh where they explore the music of Ireland and Scotland. As if that wasn’t enough, she is even gearing up for a USA tour this October.
If you can get to hear Julie Fowlis live, you will be even more impressed by her voice. She recently performed in drogheda and had the entire audience captivated. It’s not surprising then that she has quite a few awards under her belt such as Folk Singer of the Year and Horizon from the BBC, Trophe La Bolee de Corrigans from stival Interceltique de Lorient, Singer of the Year from ncock Awards and more. The list goes on and on. In fact, there’s even a Wikipedia page just listing her awards.
Many have reviewed Julie Fowlis so in the unlikely event you haven’t heard her before, we encourage you to read a what others have to say. Starting with A review from over ten years ago and continuing with reviews like this and and this.
Listen to Julie sing a traditional Scottish Gaelic song called Smeorach Chlann Domhnaill.