Portland Ovations to Welcome Julie Fowlis to Hannaford Hall, 11/2
Portland Ovations brings the multi-instrumentalist Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis to Hannaford Hall, USM Portland for an evening concert on Saturday, November 2nd at 8pm.
Hailing from North Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, Julie Fowlis has attracted a huge and growing fan-base for her lilting, pure voice which BBC radio states has, "beguiling appeal." She is perhaps most widely known for her performance of two original songs, "Touch the Sky" and "Into the Open Air" for the Academy Award-winning Disney Pixar film Brave. A multi-instrumentalist who grew up singing, piping and dancing since she was a child, Julie Fowlis has become one of the hippest singer-songwriters around and is a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture. She is joined on stage by a three-piece band featuring fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and flutes.
Prior to Julie Fowlis' performance on Saturday, November 2nd at Hannaford Hall Ovations Offstage offers a pre-performance lecture "Scottish Country Dance" starting at 7pm on the second floor of Hannaford Hall. Paul Sarvis, Senior Lecturer in Dance Performance and Chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Bowdoin College invites patrons of all ages to come learn and participate in some Scottish country dance. No experience necessary.
Tickets for Julie Fowlis are $35 for Ovations' Members, $38 for the general public and a limited amount of $10 student tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visitwww.portlandovations.org, walk-up to the box office window at Merrill Auditorium or call PortTIX at 207-842-0800.