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