If you’re a fan of traditional Scottish music then it’s likely that the magnificent singer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis doesn’t need any introduction. After all, she’s been introducing Scots Gaelic songs to the mainstream music audience for years now, winning fans all over the world. She’s certainly no stranger to awards, either, having won top honors as Gaelic Singer of the Year and Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2007. She was also honored as BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2008, the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win the prestigious award.
On the other hand, if you’re not a die-hard Scottish music fan, the name Julie Fowlis might not immediately ring a bell – unless you’ve seen, the Disney Pixar 3D animated film “Brave,” which features Fowlis singing two of the most popular songs on the film’s award-winning soundtrack, “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air.”
Julie Fowlis makes her Capital Region concert debut at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy at 7:30pm on Saturday (April 13), singing “Music of the Scottish Isles.” Tickets for the family-friendly concert are $25; students $15.
BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for Saturday night’s concert to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Saturday (April 13). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Saturday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulation to the winner, who has been notified by email.