The last of our advance names for next year’s festival is the multi-award winning and world-renowned Gaelic singer, Julie Fowlis.
Julie has graced stages around the globe – from village halls in the Highlands, to theatres in Paris, Vienna, London and New York, to singing live at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games, to a global TV audience of over one billion.
With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, she will forever be recognised for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, set in the ancient Highlands of Scotland. That track itself was long listed for an Oscar in 2013, ahead of her band’s triumph at Scotland’s own ‘Folk Oscars’, the Scots Trad Music Awards, where they were named Folk Band of the Year in 2014.
Deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist, Julie made history as the first Gaelic solo artist to win a Scottish Music Award, also in 2014, whilst in 2015 she received nominations for both Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and Best Artist at the Songlines World Music Awards.