On her spine-tingling new album alterum, sublime Gaelic songstress Julie Fowlis explores multiple other worlds. Supernatural themes subtly permeate the material, which includes songs in English and Galician, with harmony vocals from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Gillebride MacMillan. Julie’s customary superb live band is joined here by other album guests.
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Former vocalist with Danú, and one of Ireland’s most esteemed traditional artists, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – who previously collaborated with Fowlis on 2008’s Dual album – also opens the show, previewing her third solo release, whose songs range from pure-drop sean-nós to contemporary ballads.