Julie Fowlis

A multi-award winning and world-renowned Gaelic singer, Julie Fowlis 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 Commonwealth Games, in 2014, to a global TV audience of over one billion.

With a career spanning ten years and five studio albums - most recently, 2017's Alterum - she is in high demand as a collaborator, across multiple genres, having worked with a diverse array of artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nicola Benedetti, Aled Jones, James Taylor and Le Vent du Nord. She returns to Orkney in 2019 as part of the Between Islands concerts.

Recent high-profile performances including appearances alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra in London's Royal Albert Hall, during the Proms, and supporting Runrig at their farewell concerts in August 2018, whilst Julie 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.

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 in 2014, whilst just last year 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.