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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
It's good that Gaelic singing has a new poster girl in Julie Fowlis. The Scots-born vocalist from the tiny island of North Uist grew up with the language and traditional song, but she's expanded from that to thankfully include contemporary Gaelic songs from composers who are keeping the beauty of the language alive. That she's a captivating vocalist is immediately apparent from the opening cut, a piece of puirt-a-buel, or mouth music, that was used by women to accompany communal work (she expands on this in the lovely "Puirt-A-Buel Set" later in the disc). She's at her best on the slower material that demonstrates the sheer beauty of her voice, like "Mo Ghuargach Dhonn." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
It's good that Gaelic singing has a new poster girl in Julie Fowlis. The Scots-born vocalist from the tiny island of North Uist grew up with the language and traditional song, but she's expanded from that to thankfully include contemporary Gaelic songs from composers who are keeping the beauty of the language alive. That she's a captivating vocalist is immediately apparent from the opening cut, a piece of puirt-a-buel, or mouth music, that was used by women to accompany communal work (she expands on this in the lovely "Puirt-A-Buel Set" later in the disc). She's at her best on the slower material that demonstrates the sheer beauty of her voice, like "Mo Ghuargach Dhonn." She's a mean whistle player, too, and has the chance to show her chops on "Set of Jigs." Lovely as the traditional material is, it's the modern songs that are the delight, carefully selected and lovingly presented -- easy to do with the fabulous cast of musicians playing on the album. It's a sign that Gaelic song is flourishing again after being largely ignored for far too long. With young artists like Fowlis in the vanguard, it's a very welcome return.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2007
  • Label: Spit & Polish
  • UPC: 823566420521
  • Catalog Number: 32
  • Sales rank: 17,281

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julie Fowlis Primary Artist, Vocals, Human Whistle, Melodeon
John Doyle Bass, Guitar
Mark Kelly Guitar
Iain MacDonald Flute
James MacKintosh Percussion
John McCusker Fiddle, Viola
Donald Shaw Piano, Accordion, Harmonium
Ewen Vernal Bass
Michael McGoldrick Flute, Human Whistle, uillean pipes
Chris Thile Mandolin
Donnchadha Gough Bodhran
Éamon Doorley Bouzouki, Fiddle
Kathleen MacInnes Background Vocals
Ross Martin Guitar
Martin O'Neill Bodhran
Technical Credits
John Doyle Arranger
Trevor Hutchinson Guitar Engineer
Mark Kelly Arranger
Paul McGeechan Engineer, Mastering
Donald Shaw Arranger
Joe MacDonald English Translations
Michael McGoldrick Whistle
Neil MacLeod Composer
Peter Morrison Composer
Traditional Composer
Éamon Doorley Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Julie Fowlis Arranger, Producer, Audio Production, Whistle
Margaret MacDonald Composer
Ross Martin Arranger
Finlay Morrison Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Ah, lovely!

    Julie's voice is angelic. Although she sings the songs in Scots Gaelic (which I do not understand), the emotion comes through. The language is lovely, combined with her voice. I especially like the slower songs; they are lilting like lullabies. The faster pieces make me want to dance. (She does play a mean tin whistle, too, on the instrumental pieces). Truly a treat for those who love Celtic music. Check out her website: juliefowlis.com

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