LU Chamber Music Series presents Celtic music

Published 10:28 am Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will present a concert by by Julie Fowlis, a world-renowned singer of Celtic music, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Jarman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., (doors will open at 7 p.m.).

Entitled “Music of the Scottish Isles,” the program is free and open to the public.

Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist.  

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A reviewer for BBC Radio has likened her music to “beautiful messages from another world”.  

An especially warm and engaging performer, Fowlis has graced stages around the globe, from village halls in the Scottish highlands to theatres in Paris, Vienna, New York and London. 

Julie Fowlis is best known in the United States for having sung the theme song for the soundtrack to the recent Disney-Pixar animated film, “Brave.” 

 Her latest studio recording, an album of traditional songs in Gaelic entitled “Gach Sgeul” (Every Story), was released in 2014 and earned a rave review from the “Songlines World Music” magazine. 

 It also led to the designation of Fowlis and her regular touring band as “Folk Act of the Year 2014” at the Scots Trade Music Awards.

She continues to collaborate on various musical projects with such artists as James Taylor and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

She also has earned further accolades in her career, including an honorary doctorate from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Music. 

Julie Fowlis and her band are represented in the United States by Baylin Artists, of Philadelphia. 

More information, including audio and video clips of their music, is available at the Baylin website:  

The upcoming concert marks a return to Farmville for the group, as they also performed at Longwood in 2013. 

Sponsored by the Department of Music at Longwood University, the Chamber Music Series presents four concerts each year.  

For more information about the music event or to become a Series patron call the Longwood University Department of Music at (434) 395-2495.