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Feb 03 2016

“Julie Delighted With What Has Been a Hectic January & Latest News!”

Julie is now drawing breath again after what has been a hectic but highly successful and enjoyable January.......and see all details set out below her Latest News (just in)!!

Just Announced......Julie to Headline at ‘Celtic Days in Hude’ Festival in Germany!

Julie has now been confirmed for a headlining performance at the ‘Celtic Days in Hude’ Festival in Hude, Germany.

This superb 5 day music Festival is in its 10th year and will stage a special Anniversary Concert on Saturday 16 April 2016 (at 7.30pm) – ‘The Celtic Days Allstars & Julie Fowlis’ - featuring many artists who have played at the Festival over the last decade; with Julie & her band, topping the bill on the night.

For more details about the Festival, Julie’s performance and to buy tickets (which are now on sale), please check out this link: http://www.celticdays.de/kz_cda_julie_fowlis.php#julie


January Round Up...... 

With ‘guest’ performances at several key concerts as part of what has been another highly successful ‘Celtic Connections’ Festival; performing a headline show at the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin; featuring in various Radio Programmes (BBC Radio 2*, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Lyric FM); and co-presenting the new TV series of the Award Winning music programme ‘Port’** (on both BBC Alba & TG4 in Ireland).......it’s been quite a month!!

*BBC Radio 2 broadcast two special live programmes from the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016.  Mark Radcliffe (host of the station’s ‘Folk Show’) introduced live music from Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival.  Julie and her band, featured in the first show broadcast on Monday 25th January which also featured Barbara Dickson and Kris Drever.  You can listen and watch the videos of the sets again via the BBC iPlayer, etc, via this link:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06y8qdd

 

** ‘Port’ continued with Episode 5 in the series, on Monday 1 February on BBC Alba TV at 9.55pm (repeated at various times in the week and then available on the BBC iPlayer along with all 4 Episodes to date). Check out this link for details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z8hcl 

TG4 coverage is one week behind on Sunday evenings at 10.00pm – check out: http://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/baile/?pid=4730486934001  

 






Jan 21 2016

“Julie to Feature in BBC Radio 2 ‘Celtic Connections’ Live Programme!”

 

BBC Radio 2 will broadcast two special live programmes from the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016.  Mark Radcliffe (host of the station’s ‘Folk Show’) brings you live music from Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival which celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe.

The two programmes will be broadcast on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th January at 7.00pm and Monday’s line-up for Burns Night, features Julie and her band, Fife’s very own Barbara Dickson and Orkney’s Kris Drever.

CCA, located in Sauchiehall Street, is Glasgow’s hub for creative activity. The building is steeped in history and the organisation has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades.

For full details of the programmes and when available to listen again via the BBC iPlayer, etc, please visit:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06y8qdd

Here is a super video clip from Julie’s set as she and her band, performs  ‘Fodar Dha Na Gamhna Beaga’ (‘Fodder for the Small Stirks’) live at the BBC on Monday 25 January:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qaQpjRpDr4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Julie at ‘Celtic Connections’ Reminder......

As previously posted, Julie is also featuring in 2 other superb concerts as follows:

‘Just for Gordon - Celebrating a National Treasure’ -  Sunday 24 January 2016 in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 7.30pm

http://www.celticconnections.com/events/Pages/event.aspx?ev=e62a9382-876d-40d7-9f1e-a5310144d885

RANT  -  Friday 29 January 2016 in The Macintosh Church at 7.30pm

This will be a special show for the highly acclaimed ‘all girl’ fiddle band RANT as they preview their much anticipated New Album.

http://www.celticconnections.com/events/Pages/event.aspx?ev=673e60ce-c85a-426f-9c8c-a5310144dc38

To check out the full ‘Celtic Connections 2016’ Festival Programme please visit: http://www.celticconnections.com 

 






Jan 16 2016

“Julie Announced to Play at new Scottish Music Event - ‘Oban Live’ 2016”

Following the success of their 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2015, when folk-rockers Skerryvore held their full day ‘Decade’ concert in Oban (Argyll), they have now launched a new, even bigger and better event – ‘Oban Live’ 2016!

‘Oban Live’ will be a 2 day open air concert that will again take place at Mossfield Stadium in the heart of Oban’s town on the 13th & 14th of May 2016. The event will again showcase international acts and attract visitors from all over the world and we are delighted to confirm that Julie and her band, will be performing on Saturday 14th May.

Following the announcement by Skerryvore, during their Celtic Connections concert in Glasgow on Friday night (15th January), Julie said “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of this exciting new music event and especially as part of such a great line-up of artists'.

Other acts will include Scottish favourites,  Capercaillie, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham and Irish band We Banjo 3.

Early Bird tickets are on sale from noon on Saturday 23rd January and for full details about the event, latest news, line-up and tickets, etc…….visit http://www.obanlive.com

 






Jan 07 2016

“Radio and Performances January 2016”

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile! Happy New Year to one and all.

Julie will be a featured artist on the flagship Sean O' Rourke show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday 11th January, performing live with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Zoe Conway and Tony Byrne, ahead of the new series of 'Port'  being aired on TG4 in Ireland.  This trilingual award-winning show, which she co-presented, is now in it's second series and proved hugely popular in 2015.  You can listen live on Monday morning here:

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/

She hurtles straight into Celtic Connections then to perform in the first of three guest appearances this festival; the first as part of the much anticipated 'PILGRIMER: A re-imagining of Joni Mitchell's Hejira' concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, with a wonderful line-up of musicians on Saturday January 16th, musically directed by Karine and Steven Polwart, and with 're-imagining' of Joni's work by acclaimed Scots writer James Robertson.

http://www.celticconnections.com/events/Pages/event.aspx?ev=c01010e9-da66-45d0-8d0c-a5310144cc99

Ahead of her headline show at St Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin on Thursday 28th of January (http://www.templebartrad.com/artist/julie-fowlis/) there will also be a chance to hear an extended conversation from Julie's interview on Vocal Chords, on RTÉ Lyric FM on Friday January 22nd at 7pm. The original interview, by her friend and fellow musician, the talented Iarla Ó Lionaird, featured on the Vocal Chords series in 2015, alongside interviews with Peter Gabriel, Sineád O'Connor and Christy Moore.

http://vocalchords.ie

More news to come later in the month...






Dec 30 2015

“Some TV Viewing News Over the Festive Season!”

'An oidhche ron Nollaig’ (‘The night before Christmas’) is a lovely programme that was first broadcast last year which features specially commissioned music by Julie and her husband Eamon Doorley.  For those with access to BBC ALBA on the BBC iPlayer, here is a link to the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/epis…/b04vf12d/an-oidhche-ron-nollaig

In addition, to the above, Julie has posted news (via her social media sites) about 2 further TV programmes she features in.  The first is a very special documentary about her piping teacher Calum Campbell & the second is announcing the new series of the Award winning TV series ‘Port 2’.  Read more about all of them via her Facebook pages at: http://www.facebook.com/juliefowlis

Finally, Julie wishes every visitor to her website a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2016.






Julie with the brilliant Québécois quartet 'Le Vent du Nord' perform “Noces Tragique”.

Gach sgeul, the new album, OUT NOW

Julie Fowlis performing Hè Gràdh Hò Gràdh’ on BBC's Transatlantic Sessions

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Tour Dates

16th Apr
HUDE, GERMANY
‘Celtic Days in Hude’ Festival, Culture Justice Harding, Parkstrasse 106. 27798 Hude. Germany
27th Apr
LONDON, ENGLAND
'BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016'. The Royal Albert Hall. Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. England. UK.
14th May
OBAN, SCOTLAND
'Oban Live 2016' Mossfield Stadium, Oban, Argyll, Scotland. UK.
26th May
ORKNEY, SCOTLAND
Orkney Folk Festival. Orkney. Scotland. UK. (Various venues tbc)
15th Jul
STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND
'HebCelt 2016' (The Hebridean Celtic Music Festival). Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Scotland. UK.

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