Wednesday 6th May
Multi-award winning Gaelic singer and musician Julie Fowlis, one of the most beautiful voices in world music, makes a welcome return to County Donegal. She will be accompanied by her regular band, featuring fiddler Duncan Chisholm, guitarist Tony Byrne and her multi-instrumentalist partner Eamon Doorley, for her first gig at the RCC in a number of years. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences all over the world. Nominated as Folk Singer of the Year 2015 at the BBC Folk Awards, Julie is a warm and engaging live performer who has graced stages around the globe, from her home on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist to theatres in Paris, London and New York, to singing live at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 to a TV audience of over 1 billion people. Julie is also well known for singing the theme song to ‘Brave’, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, which went on to be a worldwide smash hit. Her most recent studio album of traditional songs ‘Gach Sgeul / Every Story’, released in 2014, received five-star reviews from the likes of Songlines World Music magazine. It led to her winning ‘Folk Act of the Year 2014’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and making history as the first Gaelic solo artist to win a Scottish Music Award in December 2014.