Singing in the Gaelic language of her ancestors, charismatic Scottish folksinger Julie Fowlis is a standard-bearer for the music and culture of her homeland. Named by the Scottish Parliament as its first-ever Gaelic ambassador, Fowlis shares the music of centuries past in Music of the Scottish Isles.
It is little wonder that when Disney’s PIXAR sought an authentic voice to feature in its 2012 animated film, Brave, set in 10th-century Scotland, they recruited Fowlis, who sings two of the film’s stirring songs, “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air.”
Critics and audiences have been enamored since Fowlis first emerged on the scene. London Evening Standard raved, “There are some voices that carry much more than a melody. They transport you to another place, give you goose flesh and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has just such a voice.” BBC Radio described her music as being like “beautiful messages from another world.”
Fowlis, who sings as well as plays the pipes, is supported by a gifted ensemble of musicians, including husband Eamon Doorley on bouzouki, Duncan Chisholm on fiddle and Tony Byrne on guitar. This impressive lineup has become known for their expressive and high-energy live shows.
The tour of Julie Fowlis is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC, Pealer Recital Hall
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg