We've closely followed Julie throughout her career, revelling in her flawless and bewitching vocals. She has always been a standout artist for us and was one of our very first picks for the Main Stage at our first festival back in 2008. We were simply delighted when she agreed to join us 10 years on for Folk by the Oak 2018!
Although Julie has always sung mostly in Scottish Gaelic, her ability to transcend language has allowed her to become a firmly established world music artist with multiple awards and accolades and by 2018 a fifth studio album to her name.
Her songs were once described by Mark Radcliffe as 'like beautiful messages from another world', and with this latest album Alterum, Julie is indeed exploring the idea of 'other worlds'. Incorporating various languages and traditions in a captivating way that only Julie could accomplish. Her set took us on a magical journey that we were honoured to share with our audience.
Fowlis's ascent to international stardom, putting Gaelic folk on the world music map, is evidence that a sublime voice transcends language and culture- The Guardian -
transfixed by her voice.. the purity of her vocals... captivating... a masterclass in intimacy ★★★★- TheTimes -