Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I tuned in mid-song, so I heard the longing and beauty before I heard that that was a pennywhistle, played by Julie Fowlis.

She said she often carries fourteen or fifteen whistles with her. She said, "For a small person, I make a lot of noise."

Julie Fowlis also sings with her voice.

Some music sounds like it's breaking walls.

Some music sounds like it's seeping into the ground.

Both make new ways to walk around one's insides.

One of Julie Fowlis' albums is called "As My Heart Is."

--I heard Julie Fowlis on "Folk Music and Beyond," hosted by JoAnn Mar on KALW-FM, 91.7, kalw.org, Satudays 3 to 5 Pacific, recurrent beauty.