From: Basia Wilson [basia_at_trinitytheatre_dot_net]
Sent: 08 March 2007 09:51
Subject: Julie Fowlis _at_ Trinity/6
Dear Beau
 
Pls find below information on Julie Fowlis for your interest.
 
JULIE FOWLIS
Fri 6 Apr 8pm
13.50 (11.50)
Can someone singing mostly in Scots Gaelic really make a mark on the music mainstream?  Originally you'd say no, but Julie Fowlis from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides sings with such mesmerising beauty and passion, you wouldn't bet against her" Word Magazine February 2006

BBC Radio 2 Horizon Winner Julie Fowlis hails from the remote island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.  The first Gaelic artist ever to be nominated for a coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and voted Gaelic Singer of the Year 2005 at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Julie received critical acclaim for her debut solo album, "mar a tha mo chridhe/as my heart is", which featured Eamon Doorley, Iain MacDonald, John McCusker and John Doyle amongst many others.  
Her follow up album 'culidh' are songs and tunes which are shrouded in the historical folklore of her native North Uist and promises to push her, and the Gaelic culture she represents, way beyond the wild shores of the Outer Hebrides.
Not only is she an award winning Gaelic singer but Julie is recognised as a fine instrumentalist as well, playing bagpipes, whistles and even has an honours degree in music, with performances on oboe and coranglais.  She has performed with some of the finest musicians both through solo work and with the dynamic band, Dchas.
Julie's reputation as a singer was confirmed when she was named Winner of the prestigious Pan-Celtic Sean-Nos singing competition in 2004, which took place in Tralee, Ireland . She was nominated for Best Gaelic Singer at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards the same year, where Dchas were also Winners of Best Newcomer.
2005 saw the release of Julie's debut solo album "mar a tha mo chridhe" or "as my heart is",  and as well as appearing on numerous Gaelic Television Programmes such as Tacsi, Filte, An t-Urlar Ur, Air an Urlar and Cel (all solo) and Celraidh, Air an Urlar and D a-nis? (with Dchas), Julie has also been involved in three musical commissions by Mark Sheridan, The Curve of the Earth (performed at Celtic Connections 2002 and the Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2002), The Evangelists, which has been performed three times since 2002 and When They Lay Bare, an Opera Ballad which was performed over three nights in the Tramway Theatre at Celtic Connections 2003. She was also involved in another commission for Celtic Connections in 2004 by Wendy Wetherby, in a musical setting of Sunset Song and in the second commission of this trilogy, Cloud Howe in Celtic Connections 2005, as well as Maggie's MacInnes' Commission, A Woman's Song.
A true pioneer, Julie has helped to take G
Fri 6 April _at_ Trinity Theatre _at_ 8pm, tickets 13.50 (11.50) from the ticket office on 01892 678678, open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 1pm-3pm and 1hr before performances or book online on www.trinitytheatre.net.

Kind regards

Basia Wilson
Press & PR Manager
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