Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Singing in Scots: Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis, from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, has proved one of the fastest rising young stars of Gaelic music in the last three years. This is a sort of home video version, certainly, of a gig in Dingwall, Scotland. The ending sounds like the tape was out of timing, but that's a minor flaw. Along with the video of Cathie Ryan singing in Irish, below, it does give you an idea of what singing in the Celtic languages is like when done by two of the best at it. Even if you've no clue what they are talking about, they hold your attention and they communicate. Whether or not that helps you think about the Dylan project, that's up to you.

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1 comment:

fhb said...

Thanks, Kerry!