Julie Fowlis (SCO)

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Julie Fowlis (SCO)

Torsdag 22. august: Telt 1: 15:15
Music Programme 2019

Fredag 23. august: Bolero: 22:15
Music Programme 2019

Tønder Festival has always been the place to experience music with deep roots in local culture. Julie Fowlis is an excellent example in 2019. The Scots singer and multi-instrumentalist, who sang at Tønder Festival in 2014, is a celebrated interpreter of Scots Gaelic traditional music. She sings primarily in Gaelic, grew up on North Uist in the Hebrides with the songs, music and dance of the islands around her. Julie Fowlis (born in 1978) released her first album in 2005, and it created a stir.

Album number two, Cuilidh (Hideaway) from 2007, with fine musicians John Doyle and John McCusker contributing, gave her an international breakthrough. Julie Fowlis won a number of prizes that year, among them BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award. Julie Fowlis’ fifth and latest studio album is Alterum from 2017, with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Duncan Chisholm and Michael McGoldrick adding their talents. Julie Fowlis is not only a busy, many-facetted musician, she has also studied Scots Gaelic musical history and culture. Her only Danish festival concert in 2019.