Vocal Chords: Julie Fowlis on Puirt a beul, a Gaelic Song Tradition

Feb 17, 2015, 01:25 PM

Acclaimed Scottish singer Julie Fowlis talks to Vocal Chords presenter Iarla Ó'Lionáird about Scottish/Gaelic singing traditions, where they came from and what they mean to her, as well as giving us an insight into what it was like to perform on the soundtrack of the award winning animated film 'Brave'. In this short clip, Julie gives Iarla a sample of one such Gaelic singing tradition, Puirt a beul (mouth music), and explains what it is, and how it's composed.
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Interview by Iarla Ó'Lionáird, recorded by Amy Millar

Photo Credit: Amy Millar @Athena Media


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