Monday, 9 June 2008

Julie Fowlis Galway First:

Julie Fowlis is the leading young traditional singer in Scotland. Her arrival on the British folk scene has been a major breath of fresh air and her commitment to singing traditional songs in her first language, Scots Gaidhlig, has opened up radio airwaves and people’s ears to one of Europe’s most marginalised tongues.

Julie Fowlis will play the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday June 17 at 9pm, along with Connemara sean-nós singer Róisín Elsafty - as part of the Galway Sessions Festival 2008.

Born on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Julie’s 2005 debut Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe and last year’s Cuilidh have won critical acclaim and brought Julie numerous awards. This year alone saw her scoop the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Award for Folk Singer Of The Year while at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2008 she won both album and Gaelic singer of the year....

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