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Scottish singer Fowlis to perform with Grove City College Showcase Series

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Scottish singer Fowlis to perform with Grove City College Showcase Series

10/15/2013

​Scottish singer Julie Fowlis will perform “Music of the Scottish Isles” at Grove City College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Crawford Hall Auditorium on campus. Her appearance is part of the College’s 2013-14 Showcase Series.

General admission tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by clicking HERE or by calling (724) 450-4036.

Brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Fowlis has been a standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture during the course of a solo career which has spanned three award-winning studio albums and numerous highly acclaimed projects and collaborations. Most recently, she performed the theme song in Disney Pixar’s “Brave,” the animated movie set in 10th century Scotland.

Fowlis won Gaelic Singer of the Year and Album of the Year on two occasions at the Scots Trad Music Awards, plus earned several other major accolades including Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She is perhaps most proud of her award as Scotland’s Gaelic Ambassador – “Tosgaire na Gàidhlig,” bestowed by the Scottish Parliament in 2008, the first person to ever receive this honor.

She has graced the stage at venues around the world including London’s Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Mozart Concert Hall in Vienna, Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow and Dublin Concert Halls, and in the autumn of 2012 performed to a worldwide audience of millions for the closing ceremony of the USA-hosted 2012 Ryder Cup in Medina, Ill. She also collaborates with other musicians and has worked with artists as diverse as Bill Whelan (Riverdance), John McCusker, Eddi Reader, Danú and Salsa Celtica. As part of the internationally acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions 4 series on the BBC, she has also sung with artists such as James Taylor, Martha Wainwright, Stuart Duncan, Dònal Lunny and Liam O’Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers), among many others.

Fowlis was awarded the position of Artist in Residence at the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist O’ Riches national online digital archive in 2012. She has released six critically acclaimed recordings for the Shoeshine, Machair and Macmeanmna labels, and has been a guest artist on numerous others.

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