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Fowlis’ songs in ‘Brave’ win fans for Gaelic music

Julie Fowlis usually sings in Gaelic, but her two songs used for the Pixar movie “Brave” were sung in English. She will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday. (photo: Michelle Fowlis)
Julie Fowlis usually sings in Gaelic, but her two songs used for the Pixar movie “Brave” were sung in English. She will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday. (photo: Michelle Fowlis)
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Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis is no stranger to U.S. audiences, nor indeed to audiences around the world. Since her solo debut with 2005’s “Mar a tha mo chridhe,” which translates to “As My Heart Is,” Fowlis has spent most of her time on the road, gaining such high-profile fans as Radiohead drummer Phil Selway, comedian Ricky Gervais and Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Her worldwide success has made her one of the most popular traditional Scottish ...

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