Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles performs at Freedom Hall
Saturday, April 20, 2013
7:30 p.m. -
Tickets $28 (Students/Children $14)
You might recognize Julie Fowlis from Disney-Pixar film "Brave", or as a performer at the Ryder Cup, or you may have seen her featured on a few PBS specials. It is little wonder that when Disney-Pixar were searching for the perfect, authentic singing voice to feature for “Brave”, their new animated film set in the ancient highlands of Scotland, their research led them to one of the Western Isles’ true contemporary treasures - Julie Fowlis.
Brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Julie Fowlis has been a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three highly acclaimed studio albums.
Julie has contributed to several BBC programs in her capacity as an artist and researcher in Gaelic song. She also co-presented the acclaimed BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards live from the Lowry, Manchester.
Julie Fowlis has received several awards including "Gaelic Singer Of The Year", "Album Of The Year" at the Scots Trad Music Awards, and "BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year". She is most proud of her award as Scotland's Gaelic Ambassador - "Tosgaire na Gàidhlig", bestowed by the Scottish Parliament in 2008, the first person to ever receive this honour.
We are thrilled to have Julie Fowlis perform at Freedom Hall.
Julie Fowlis Music of the Scottish Isles tickets and information
Julie Fowlis Reviews
Singer Julie Fowlis is typically used to songs that are a tad older than the ones she sang in Disney/Pixar's "Brave. "Her comfort zone is about eight centuries ago.
There's plenty of fanciful elements in "Brave" -- magical wisps, a crafty witch and a mother turned into a bear -- but when it comes to music, the film is grounded in history. Along with composer Patrick Doyle, Fowlis is part of the Scottish contingent working on the film's score, aiming to marry Gaelic traditions with its symphonic elements. In so doing, Pixar even pushed a classicist like Fowlis out of her comfort zone, having her sing her two songs in that crude ol' language known as English.
-- Los Angeles Times
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Billy Elton - Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John
April 9, 2013 11:00 a.m. - Tickets - $10
Billy Elton transports you to the excitement of Billy and Elton in concert. All
of the energy and all of the hits come alive, expertly performed by virtuoso
pianist/vocalist Reid Spears.
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