Thursday, September 18, 2008

julie fowlis on the bagpipes

Julie Fowlis is a Gaelic singer who's winning awards and acclaim across the world for he work. She grew up in North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, where she also learned to play whistles and, as you'll see in the clip below, bagpipes.

Fowlis is celebrating the US release of her second solo album, Cuilidh, with a brief tour in the United States beginning next week, which includes appearances at the Lotus Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, and Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She's threatening to bring out the pipes at some point along the way...

tour schedule

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Michelle Wright, Iris DeMent, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh -- not an expected combination of voices, but a really fine one. From the first Transatlantic Sessions series, about a dozen years back. Song, singers, and musicians well worth revisiting, or checking out for the first time.