Friday, 4 April 2008

Julie Fowlis The Sun:

Nestling in the heart of the wild and windswept Outer Hebrides is the island of North Uist, population about 1,200.

It’s the home of folk singer
Julie Fowlis, bearer of a voice as clear and pure as the blue Atlantic waters that lap its shores.
Julie is Radio 2’s Folk Singer Of The Year and her spellbinding album Cuilidh got a rare 5/5 from SFTW.

Yet all but a tiny fraction of her listeners will actually understand what she’s singing about.
Her wonderfully expressive interpretations of traditional songs from her local surroundings are sung in her first language — Gaelic

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