Sunday, September 30, 2018
Concert 7:30 pm
at Appalachian Brewing Company
Pre-concert by Seasons at 7 pm - doors open at 6:15
About This Event:
A multi-award winning Gaelic singer from the Outer Hebrides, whose "crystalline" and "intoxicating" vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.
Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning five studio albums and numerous high profile collaborations, her "crystalline" and "intoxicating" vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.
Julie will be appearing with Éamon Doorley (guitar-bouzouki, backing vocals), Duncan Chisholm (fiddles, backing vocals), and Tony Byrne (guitar, backing vocals).
Nominated as "Folk Singer of the Year" at the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and "Best Artist" at the Songlines World Music Awards, Julie is a warm and engaging live performer who has graced stages around the world, from village halls in the Highlands to stages in New York, The Philharmonie de Paris and Shakespeare's Globe in London. Recent invitations to perform have included a return to world-class Festival of Voice in Cardiff, the World Festival of Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco, to collaborate with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms and to support Scottish icons "Runrig" to an audience of 50,000 during their farewell concert weekend in August 2018.
She sang live at the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup in Chicago in 2012 to a TV audience of 500 million, an event that was only eclipsed by singing live at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games in 2014, to a TV audience of over 1 billion people.
Since of the release of her otherworldy album alterum in 2017, she has been in demand — touring with the world-class Transatlantic Sessions, sell-out shows in London and throughout the UK, and is currently working on a major new 14-18 commission with celebrated Highland musician Duncan Chisholm, commemorating 100 years since the "Iolaire" tragedy.
She will forever be recognised for singing the theme songs to Brave, Disney Pixar's Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, set in the ancient highlands of Scotland. The track was recorded when Julie was eight months pregnant with her second child, and has since been a worldwide smash hit, and the song "Touch the Sky" was indeed long listed for an Oscar nomination in 2013.
...with a pre-concert by Seasons
The Celtic new-folk band Seasons pays homage to the rich traditions of Celtic and American folk music that they grew up with. Seasons are songwriter Mary-Kate Spring Lee (Celtic harp, occasional button accordian, and primary vocal); songwriter Peter Winter Lee (guitar, bodhran, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, keyboard-related instruments, and vocal); Mary-Teresa Summer Lee (Celtic harp and mandolin); Mary-Grace Autumn Lee (hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, and piano); and Mary Clare Chun Spring Lee (violin, piano and Celtic harp). Seasons takes the stage for a short set at 7pm.