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Thursday, October 16, 2014 (tickets on sale 9/22)
Julie Fowlis is a groundbreaking artist who continues to entice new audiences worldwide and push accepted musical boundaries with her adaptations of songs from her native Scottish Gaelic tradition. It is little wonder that when Disney Pixar (Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up) was searching for the perfect, authentic singing voice to feature in the soundtrack to Brave, their new 3D animated blockbuster set in 10th century Scotland, their research led them to one of the country’s true contemporary treasures – Julie Fowlis.
Julie Fowlis is no stranger to awards and distinctions, winning Gaelic Singer of the Year & Album of the Year (on two occasions) at the Scots Trad Music Awards, plus several other major accolades including Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She is perhaps most proud of her award as Scotland’s Gaelic Ambassador- ‘Tosgaire na Gàidhlig’, bestowed by the Scottish Parliament in 2008, the first person to ever receive this honor. Julie has graced the stage at notable venues around the world including London’s Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Mozart Concert Hall in Vienna, Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow and Dublin Concert Halls, and in the autumn of 2012 performed to a worldwide audience of millions for the closing ceremony of the USA hosted 2012 Ryder Cup in Medina, Illinois.
General Public: $26 (Reserved: $30)Seniors & Children 5-17: $24 (Reserved: $28)FHSU Students: $17 (Reserved: $21)
Performance sponsored by:Best Western Butterfield InnThe official hotel of the Encore Series1010 41st Street Hays, Kansas 67601785-621-4337