ATHENS, Ga. —The music of the Scottish Isles will fill Hodgson Hall when UGA Presents brings Julie Fowlis to the Performing Arts Center Oct. 10 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Fowlis is known to millions of children and parents around the world for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film set in the ancient highlands of Scotland.
For her “Music from the Scottish Isles” program, Fowlis will be joined by fiddler Duncan Chisholm, guitarist Tony Byrne and Éamon Doorley on guitar and bouzouki. Their concert will feature traditional Scottish Gaelic songs.
Fowlis was brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, the last area in Scotland where Scots Gaelic is as prominent as English. She has been a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of her award-winning career.
Fowlis has won several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Scottish Traditional Music Awards, and in 2014 she made history as the first Gaelic solo artist to win a Scottish Music Award. She was the first solo Gaelic singer to be radio playlisted on the BBC, and she performed live to a TV audience of one billion people at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Tickets for the Julie Fowlis concert start at $15 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to current UGA students for $6 to $10 with a valid UGA ID (limit one ticket per student).
A pre-performance talk will be given by Mary Helen Hoque, a graduate music student at the University of Georgia. The talk begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Ramsey Concert Hall.
The concert is sponsored by Gregory and Jennifer Holcomb.