JULIE FOWLIS - photo by Wild Soul Photography

JULIE FOWLIS (GREAT BRITAIN)

THE MOST FAMOUS SCOTTISH FOLK SINGER, OR BETTER THE MOST SHINING STAR OF SCOTTISH MUSIC SINGING IN GAELIC

SHE REPRESENTS A PURE OUTSTANDING WAY OF SINGING WITH THE ROOTS ON THE ISLANDS.

The multi-awarded singer who also plays the bagpipes and whistle comes from the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. The place where an ancient Scottish Gaelic is still spoken, the language, which the rest of the world can hardly understand and which was classed as an indigenous language in 2005, the year when Julie released her debut Gaelic album Mar a tha mo chridhe.
Julie’s beautiful caress voice brings all the freedom of Hebridian winds. Julie’s unique style of singing, Puirt à beul, is a traditional form of song native to Scotland that sets Gaelic lyrics to instrumental tune melodies. Historically, they were used to accompany dancing in the absence of instruments and to transmit instrumental tunes orally.

Photos authors: Wild Soul Photography