BBC Biggest Weekend

Julie and the band will join Noel Gallagher, Simple Minds, Amy MacDonald and more during a spectacular weekend of music.

The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

Further details here:

January news

Following three sold out shows in Kings Place, London, Shoreham and Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Julie and the band received great reviews in The Times and The Guardian.

“A bonefide trad music star…her voice is flawless, glossy.  Fowlis can sing like a diva, but keeps it sweet.” (The Guardian)

“transfixed by her voice…the purity of her vocals.  Captivating…a masterclass in intimacy.” (The Times)

She heads to Manchester, Kendal and Inverness this week to continue her album release tour, plus further performances at Celtic Connections with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Transatlantic Sessions.

Today, a new project was unveiled – a joint new musical commission with musical comrade Duncan Chisholm.  They are honoured to have been invited to create a new work, commemorating 100 years since the sinking of HMY Iolaire, and the loss of the men onboard.  It remains one of the worst maritime disasters in modern British history, and was a tragedy for the islands.  Many communities in Lewis and Harris have never fully recovered.  The premiere of the work will be over two nights, on November 9th and 10th in An Lanntair, Lewis.  Further details to be announced.

Perth Concert Hall 24/11/17

Myself and the band will perform in the beautiful Perth Concert Hall tomorrow evening, November 24th, in a special ‘Celtic Sessions’ double bill with the mighty Session A9.  Some tickets are still available here.

The new album ‘alterum’ has been receiving great reviews and airplay too – thanks to all who have bought the record and to everyone who has shown such great support over the last few months.  I truly appreciate it.

Remember the album is available directly from us at the website shop in CD format and as downloads (high-def 24-bit, 44.1kHz Stereo wav OR MP3).

Our ‘alterum’ vinyls have been delayed, much to our great disappointment, and we are awaiting a final delivery time, which will be early in 2018.  For anyone who orders from us in the meantime, you will get the download immediately, and the vinyl will follow as soon as we can get it to you.




Announcing ‘alterum’

We are delighted to announce that Julie’s fifth studio album ‘alterum’ will be released worldwide on 27.10.17

Engineered by legendary musician Calum Malcolm and featuring special guests including Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Latin title of this record gently suggests that Julie’s latest offering will have a somewhat different musical twist.

Pre-ordering is available directly from the artist here at the shop – and all pre-orders from will be shipped two weeks in advance of the worldwide release.  All orders made before Sept 30th will be also be signed by Julie.

Looking forward to sharing more news with you next week!

Photography by Craig Mackay, Pictii.

Tradition Now ’17

Julie, with husband Éamon Doorley, have been collaborating with the amazing duo Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre with the aim of creating new music and songs from Irish and Scottish poetry.

They will be performing at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland on OCT 3rd as part of Tradition Now ’17.

Thanks to Create Louth and the Irish Arts Council for support with this new venture. …

Julie presents the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show July 26th

Julie sits in for Mark Radcliffe this evening on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.  Looking ahead to the Cambridge Folk Festival this weekend, Julie will also play some of her personal favourites.

You can listen live online or on BBC Radio 2, and the programme will be available shortly after broadcast.

Amazing Ages, Queens Hall and Belgium

The latest gig to be added to the calendar is part of a brilliant weekend of events based at Fort George, Inverness, called ‘Amazing Ages’.  Julie and the band will be performing on Sunday August 13th, following their trip to Belgium on the 12th to perform at the Ham Folk Festival.  Ticket links on the tour page here

Tickets are selling well for the Queens Hall show in August, where Julie will be showcasing the material from her new album, which is due for release later in the year. Tickets available here:

More album news soon, plus some TV and radio too!


USA Tour 2017 announced

Julie is delighted to be heading out to the US again in October 2017, where she will be performing a selection of music from her back catalogue plus brand new tracks from her upcoming album.  She will be accompanied onstage by her regular musical comrades Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm and Tony Byrne.  She will start in Ohio, then move North to New Hampshire and Vermont before heading South for shows in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, finishing off with a return to the wonderful BlackRock Centre for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.

Full dates can be found here on the tour page.

May news

Julie was invited to guest on Miriam O’Callaghan’s show on RTÉ (Ireland) on Easter Sunday, alongside Port co-presenter Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.  You can listen again to their performance and chat about the current series of Port on TG4 here:

You can find out more about the new series of Port on TG4 here: