Julie Fowlis Brings Gaelic Traditions to BYU in BRAVO! Concert

Julie Fowlis Brings Gaelic Traditions to BYU in BRAVO! Concert

Audiences will enjoy an evening of ‘Music of the Scottish Isles’

You might recognize her voice from the soundtrack of the Pixar film “Brave” in the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air,” but sharing her talents with Disney is only one way Fowlis shares her Gaelic tradition with national audiences.

Fowlis brings “Music of the Scottish Isles” to BYU as part of the BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts Series. Audiences will be immersed in the rich traditions of Fowlis’ homeland.

Fowlis grew up in the Scotland’s North Uist island in the Outer Hebrides. The Gaelic language was an influential part of her upbringing and later led her to formally study traditional Scottish music after earning a B.A. in Applied Music. She also has a M.A. in Material Culture and The Environment.

Fowlis’ vocals have been described as “crystalline” and “intoxicating.” She is also a skilled instrumentalist who provides audiences with a feel for traditional Scottish music.

Robin Denselow, world and folk critic for The Guardian, described Fowlis as “a traditional singer whose aim is to research and revive Gaelic songs.” He called her vocals “clear” and “gently thrilling.” Of her concerts he shared, “[Fowlis] was careful not to alienate her audience, and explained every song.”

Fowlis’ career spans ten years and includes four studio albums and several awards. Her fifth album “Alterum” is set to be released on Oct. 27 of this year. Julie is also a successful radio and television presenter.

Ticket and Show Details

Performance Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU

Price: $25+ (the concert is sold out but rush tickets will be available to students for $10 the day of)

Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or the booth in the parking lot west of the football stadium, (the Marriott Center Ticket Office is currently closed for renovations), by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com.

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