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Julie Fowlis


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Mark Radcliffe hailed her voice and songs as “enchanting, beguiling and as fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Björk” and KT Tunstall described her voice as “formidable and amazingly rhythmic”. The elfin figure they are describing is Julie Fowlis, a talented singer and instrumentalist from Scotland. She is the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2008 and in a few short years has taken the music scene by storm, gathering a small army of fans around the world including an impressive list of celebrities including the afore mentioned Mark Radcliffe, KT Tunstall plus Ricky Gervais and Phil Selway from Radiohead. In 2007 she was invited to appear on “Later…with Jools Holland” and was a special guest on the critically acclaimed “Transatlantic Sessions” series and has entertained millions of radio listeners around the world with her engaging live sessions and live performances.

However she is somewhat of an enigma as she sings in a language only understood by around 60,000 people - which accounts for only approximately 1% of the population of Scotland. She sings in Scottish Gaelic and spends her time touring around the world bringing ancient songs from the Hebridean Islands to new audiences. She is an accomplished musician as well - playing Highland bagpipes, smallpipes, whistles, oboe & cor anglais and three waltzes on the one row melodeon.

Recently Julie has delved a little into broadcasting, and has had the opportunity to present two flagship music programmes on BBC Scotland - the traditional music programme “Travelling Folk” and the world music show “Global Gathering”. A one hour documentary on Julie and her musical travels, entitled “Bliadhna Julie/Julie’s Year” was also broadcast by the BBC in 2007.


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  • Ranunculus

    Very very good, both music and voice are.

    20 Mar 10:51am Reply
  • RajhinLXXXVI

    New CD available February 24th, "Gach Sgeul - Every Story".

    23 Feb 9:16pm Reply
  • weirditude

    very good!

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ibirtan

    oh my god.

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • NosferatuFranzo

    I have no idea of what she's saying when she sings, but I love her voice and her music.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • EnzoYoungblood

    love her voice. her Scottish accents make me swoon!

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • a-Algebra

    Soothes, brings joy to my heart. Wonderful music, beautiful voice.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Echbart

    If she does it - only and only folk songs! Well i just love her music :D..

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • worldmusicwoman

    Julie Fowlis dosen't need to do an English album !!! She was famous because she sang in Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic). And I love her music because of that.

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • vinaixa67

    She needs a English album!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • worldmusicwoman

    Hi to all of you that listening and love Julie Fowlis music come and join my group of Julie Fowlis (no one had done a group of Julie Fowlis yet) .

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dark_is_light

    Amazing singer. I don't understand Gaelic, but music should be able to transcend language and hers does.

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Ska_B_Dug

    'S e seinneadair brèagha a th' ann an Julie

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Alphard_Claw

    Прелестный у девушки голос. :3

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • galechik91

    Респект за шотландский, годных исполнителей, поющих на этом языке, по пальцам можно пересчитать)

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Iam11th

    я влюбился!)))

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Iam11th

    прям то что надо! к тому же дама очень милая!)

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • microscopes

    her music makes me jig and reel <3

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • Wurzeltomte

    Really nice music, never tried this kind of gaelic language before : )

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JBarracudaL

    "She is great . Her first album is the best , the third album is exellent , the second album is very good ." She has three? I only have two! MUST. FIND. *Goes a-hunting*

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
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