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Cuilidh [Import]

Julie FowlisAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 19, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spit & Polish/Shoeshine Records
  • ASIN: B000NA2PRS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,903 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hug Air A Bhonald Mhoir
2. Mo Ghruagach Dhonn
3. T-Aparan Goirid 'S A T-Aparan Ur: Oran Do Sheasaidh Bhalle Raghnaill
4. Ille Dhuinn, 'S Toigh Leam Thu
5. Puirt-A-Beul Set/'S Toigh Leam Fhin Buntata 'S Im/Tha Fionnlagh Ag Innearadh/Hug
6. Set Of Jigs
7. Mo Dhomhnallan Fhein
8. Turas San Lochmor
9. Oran Nan Raiders
10. Bodaich Odhar Hoghaigearraidh
11. Mo Bheannachd Dhan Bhaillidh Ur
12. Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir

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Product Description

Following On From 'Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe (As My Heart Is), her award-winning debut, Hebridean songstress Julie Fowlis is back with the brilliant follow-up 'Cuilidh' - a Gaelic noun (pronounced Kool-ee) meaning a treasury or secret hiding place for precious things. As ever the songs and tunes are shrouded in the historical folklore of her native North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. Fowlis' beautiful voice, coupled with an all-star crew - including Eamon Doorley (Danu), John McCusker (Kate Rusby), Chris Thile (Nickel Creek), Mark Kelly (Altan), John Doyle (Solas) and Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) - all combine to create another spellbinding selection of traditional material gathered by Julie from the tradition-bearers of her homeland. Cuilidh promises to push Fowlis, and the Gaelic culture she represents, way beyond the wild shores of the Outer Hebrides.


"...the concision of the poetic language is equaled by Fowlis's blitzkrieg delivery." -- Boston Phoenix

"Even though most listeners probably don't know precisely what she's singing about, Ms. Fowlis's folk songs are still bright and beguiling: she aptly employs that age-old communicator, emotion." -- NY Times

"Julie Fowlis is the gentlest of revolutionaries." -- Boston Globe

"Julie Fowlis sings traditional Scottish Gaelic songs from the Hebrides Islands in a tender, winsome voice...transforming cryptic, half-forgotten folkloric material into a living, breathing source of enchantment." - -- Time Out NY

Customer Reviews

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musician's musician August 14, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Well, I'm going to add my voice to the chorus.

As I write, there are no musical samples available on Amazon; but I saw the glowing reviews. Then I read that Julie was Eamonn Doorley's fiancée, and I thought, OK, he probably plays on her album: I'll take a chance.

I couldn't be more happy. Her voice is glorious. The other musicians read like a cross-section of all that's best in folk music, but the accompaniments never overwhelm or compete with the vocals, as they sometimes did with (for instance) Sólas. The arrangements, in which I can definitely detect the John McCusker touch, are wonderful, and both the original lyrics and translations are provided. The recording is crystal clear.

Try this for a first approximation. Imagine Kate Rusby singing in Gaelic, with John McCusker and Danú backing her. If you think you would like the result, than this album is for you.

The total time is 43'06".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new voice.. October 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ms Fowlis is a great new voice that I hope will find her way to more American homes and on the Celtic music circut here in the US. Her voice is a wonderful representation of the Scottish Gaelic culture that has been missing in the market of late. Any of her CDS should belong in a serious Celtic music collectors library. While recently in Scotland we watched a documentary about her and her band and were impressed with her poise and love of not only the music but the culture of Scotttish Islands. She is truly a welcome ambassador for the Scottish Gaelic Community.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant April 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
After hearing clips of the tracks from one of the 'Celtic Women' CDs, I felt as though I was listening to ready-made elevator music. In brilliant contrast, Julie Fowlis' new CD, especially the track "Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir", is a refreshing and a more true reflection of the wild Highlands and Islands of Scotland....kinda like Celtic music in the raw.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Celtic trad from the Scottish Hebrides September 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
A sweet Celtic set, with gorgeous songs from the Hebrides Islands in Western Scotland... Fowlis has a fine voice, perhaps not as earthy as some Hebridean traditionalists, but direct and full of feeling, sounding particularly lovely when singing in Gaelic. She works through a variety of styles -- fiddle tunes, a capella ballads, bouncy, bouzouki-ed folk -- backed by an all-star cast of modern Celtic music's young guard, luminaries such as John McCusker (of Battlefield Band and Kate Rusby fame), John Doyle (of Solas), Chris Thile (of the American newgrass band, Nickel Creek) and stray members of Altan, Capercaillie and Danu. It all gels together quite nicely -- fans of traditional music will definitely want to check this out! (DJ Joe Sixpack)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing November 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Julie Fowlis watching the Hogmanay broadcast for BBC Scotland in 2005. I was transfixed in front of the tv. I felt as if I'd finally discovered something I'd been looking for for years and simply hadn't realized. Her voice is exquisite. I love the sound of the instruments. Both of her two CDs are wonderful, but I believe I prefer Cuilidh. Some tracks that really stand out for me are Mo Ghruagach Dhonn, 'Ille Dhuinn, 's Toigh Leam Thu, Mo Dhòmhnallan Fhèin, Turas San Lochmor, Oran Nan Raiders, and Aoidh, Na Dèan Cadal Idir. Yeah, that's most of the CD, but in my defense it was too difficult to pick fewer tracks. This CD is wonderful, just wonderful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Scottish vocals .. February 5, 2012
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I heard Julie at a tourist information center on the isle of Skye and
instantly fell under her spell. Her voice is clear, soft and sweet.
The melodies are traditional and contemporary all at once. Accompanyments
are clean and perfectly tuned and balanced with her voice. After traveling
5 months through Europe this is my journey's 'find' and recommendation.
If you like mellow Celtic and soft folk with heart, Julie does them to perfection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaelic Treasure February 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Having already been a lover of Celtic music in general. Julie's vocals shines a bright light on the Gaelic language, and folk music culture. Understanding the lyrics is totaly irrelevant. She has a power in her voice that does not come from volume, but from clean, pure tonal quality.
Don't let the over done Celtic Women thing get to you. This is diffrent, this is really good!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD! September 19, 2012
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I absolutely love this CD. Generally speaking very upbeat to listen to - a few slower ballads but all of them very nicely done. The mouth-music arrangements (as they should!) almost make your feet start dancing on their own! I don't speak Gaelic but that doesn't stop me from enjoying Julie's awesome voice & talent! I also appreciate the lyrics & translations in the CD jacket so I can know what the song's about. ;)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Julie Fowlis - Cuilidh
one of the best albums yet!! Not just one of Julie's best, but of the year! I highly suggest this one
Published 4 months ago by chip wibury
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet
my new favorite tunes! Julie Fowlis has a clear sweet voice that is very easy on the ears. She is also a very fine musician. Read more
Published 5 months ago by susan hummel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Arrived quickly and as described. This CD, like her prior ones, including the one "Dual" with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh of the Irish Group, Danu, is excellent. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Charles Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Wonderful voice.
Julie Fowlis has the voice of an angel . I enjoy listening to her songs even though I don't understand what she is saying.
Published 9 months ago by sandra e. schilling
5.0 out of 5 stars Julie Fowlis is Scotland
Julie Fowlis has a voice like no other. Hearing her live in concert is extraordinary, and recordings like these are the next best thing.
Published 10 months ago by Dr. Thomwu
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great cd!
I recently heard Julie Fowlis in concert. Her music is traditional and beautiful! A must for all Celtic music fans!
Published 15 months ago by Sheri McAfee
4.0 out of 5 stars gaelic treat
Julie has a springy voice that i appreciate on the lighter tunes. the more serious songs just dont suit her tone or my ears - hard to tell which. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Victoria A. Vogel
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Voice with Enchanting Songs
Gorgeous Voice with Enchanting Songs, I love the songs even if I have no idea what they are about. The sound of the Celtic language is just memorizing to me.
Published 17 months ago by E. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GIFT
I got this CD for my Mom for Christmas. Julie Fowlis, as unfortunate as her last name is, is a hellofa singer. In this cd, she sings in Gaelic. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Scout
5.0 out of 5 stars This is More Like It
Cuilidh means 1. Treasury, 2. Sanctuary, 3. Retreat, 4. Secret Hiding Place

Last year I saw Julie Fowlis on PBS preserving & singing Scottish Gaelic songs that I had... Read more
Published 19 months ago by PhiloX
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