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Julie Fowlis
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
   
 
JULIE FOWLIS
2008 Irish Tour
“cuilidh”

Available now on Spit & Polish, a division of Shoeshine Records, Glasgow.
www.juliefowlis.com ~ www.myspace.com/juliefowlis
08/04/2008
- Mermaid Arts Centre, Mains St, Bray, Co. Wicklow
09/04/2008
- The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
10/04/2008
- Drogheda Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
11/04/2008
- Letterkenny Regional Arts Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal
12/04/2008
- An Droichead, 20 Cook St, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2ED
13/04/2008
- Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, Dublin
17/04/2008
- Leap Castle, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
18/04/2008
- West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
19/04/2008
- Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry

"Fowlis is ploughing a furrow all her own" IRISH TIMES" CD of the Week"; 4 Stars in 'The Ticket'
“Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making." DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Sings the songs of the Outer Hebrides with coolest grace.” SONGLINES


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Following on from “mar a tha mo chridhe” (As My Heart Is), her 2005 award-winning debut, Hebridean songstress Julie Fowlis is back with the brilliant follow-up “cuilidh” – a Gaelic noun, (pronounced Kool-ee) meaning a treasury or secret hiding place for precious things.

As ever the songs and tunes are shrouded in the historical folklore of her native North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. Julie’s beautiful voice, coupled with an all star crew - including Eamon Doorley (Danú), John McCusker (Kate Rusby, Eddi Reader, Roddy Woomble, etc.), Chris Thile (Nickel Creek), Mark Kelly (Altan), John Doyle (ex - Solas) and Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) - all combine to create another spellbinding selection of traditional material gathered by Julie from the tradition-bearers of her homeland. CUILIDH promises to push Julie, and the Gaelic culture she represents, way beyond the wild shores of the Outer Hebrides.

Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006 when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Since winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer, she has won the hearts of audiences around the globe, played every major folk festival in Britain, showcased in Texas and New York, and is in constant demand as a performer of Gaelic music.

Julie’s natural charm, humour and animated story telling have become almost as appealing as her “heart-melting vocals” (Scotsman). Her first English tour in 2006 proved a huge success and 2007 promises to be yet another adventure with the release of her eagerly awaited follow-up album “CUILIDH”.

A true pioneer, Julie has helped to take Gaelic music from specialist to more mainstream BBC radio throughout the UK and beyond. A mere eight months after winning Best Newcomer Julie was nominated for Singer of the Year 2007 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards


Julie on the making “CUILIDH”:

“It is an honour for me to sing these songs that have been so kindly passed to me by my family and friends. It has been a joy making this record with such talented friends old and new.”

And on her influences:

”Lots of amazing old singers from Uist, many of whom aren't around any more. The wonderful Mary Smith. Iain MacDonald. The Bothy Band, Iain Maclaughlin - Madonna.”

If you haven’t heard her before - or if you didn’t think you liked Scots Gaelic music - be prepared to be surprised.


Some reactions to “cuilidh”

"Sublime"
(Living Tradition)

"Utterly charming" ****
(Observer Music Monthly)


"Beautifully produced" ****
(Scotland On Sunday)


Julie can't fail to capture you heart" *****
(The Sun)


"Traditional material transformed by clear, thoughtful vocals" ****
(The Guardian)


"Implausibly accessible music that never seems old-fashioned"
(Daily Telegraph)

"For those of us who don't speak the language, Julie's records are like beautiful messages from another world. As enchanting, beguiling, and fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Bjork."
(Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2)

"You'd need a cold heart indeed, to not be touched by her music."
(Philip Selway, Radiohead)

Shoeshine Records – info@Shoeshine.co.uk
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As ever the songs and tunes are shrouded in the historical folklore of her native North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. Julie’s beautiful voice, coupled with an all star crew - including Eamon Doorley (Danú), John McCusker (Kate Rusby, Eddi Reader, Roddy Woomble, etc.), Chris Thile (Nickel Creek), Mark Kelly (Altan), John Doyle (ex - Solas) and Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) - all combine to create another spellbinding selection of traditional material gathered by Julie from the tradition-bearers of her homeland. CUILIDH promises to push Julie, and the Gaelic culture she represents, way beyond the wild shores of the Outer Hebrides.

Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006 when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Since winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer, she has won the hearts of audiences around the globe, played every major folk festival in Britain, showcased in Texas and New York, and is in constant demand as a performer of Gaelic music.

Julie’s natural charm, humour and animated story telling have become almost as appealing as her “heart-melting vocals” (Scotsman). Her first English tour in 2006 proved a huge success and 2007 promises to be yet another adventure with the release of her eagerly awaited follow-up album “CUILIDH”.

A true pioneer, Julie has helped to take Gaelic music from specialist to more mainstream BBC radio throughout the UK and beyond. A mere eight months after winning Best Newcomer Julie was nominated for Singer of the Year 2007 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Julie on the making “CUILIDH”:

“It is an honour for me to sing these songs that have been so kindly passed to me by my family and friends. It has been a joy making this record with such talented friends old and new.”

And on her influences:

”Lots of amazing old singers from Uist, many of whom aren't around any more. The wonderful Mary Smith. Iain MacDonald. The Bothy Band, Iain Maclaughlin - Madonna.”

If you haven’t heard her before - or if you didn’t think you liked Scots Gaelic music - be prepared to be surprised. Both “cuilidh” and Julie’s debut “mar a tha mo chridhe” are released on Spit & Polish / Shoeshine Records, Glasgow.


 
 
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