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Jun 18 2015

“Julie Confirmed to Perform at Inaugural Ireland ‘Folkfest Killarney’”

We are delighted to confirm that Julie will be performing at the inaugural ‘Folkfest Killarney’ in beautiful Co.Kerry, Ireland next month. 

This is sure to be a fantastic weekend of folk music with a superb line-up (including Julie's husband, Éamon Doorley's band Danú!) over 3 days (24 – 26 July); with Julie rounding off the Festival on a high on the Sunday night!  Tickets now on sale via Festival website link below; plus full details are listed in Julie's 'Tour Dates' page:     http://folkfestkillarney.com/julie-fowlis/






Jun 06 2015

“Julie’s Music to Feature in Latest Version of new Interactive Computer Game ”

We are excited to confirm that Julie has partnered with inXile Entertainment to produce music for ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ which is inXile’s next major CRPG project.

Returning on the 30th anniversary of the first title of this renowned computer game, ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ looks to enrich the city of Skara Brae; and the setting of the original trilogy; by heavily investing it with touches and influence of Scottish culture and music.

The original ‘The Bard’s Tale’ was a surprise hit in 1985, putting Interplay on the map and launching the career of Brian Fargo. Now, 30 years later, inXile has full access to the name and contents of the original ‘The Bard’s Tale’, making it possible to make a true sequel to the originals, living up to the rich dungeon crawler heritage it helped build.

 “We couldn’t be more excited to involve someone of Julie’s immense talent and experience,” says Brian Fargo, CEO. “Her music and background add a truly authentic Gaelic touch that will help us perfect the atmosphere and presentation of The Bard’s Tale IV.”

In response, Julie said “Éamon and I are delighted to have contributed music for the iconic game Bard's Tale.  For us, it has been a fascinating journey exploring and creating music, drawing from the depths of our ancient Scottish Gaelic tradition, and marrying it with the fantasy world of a renowned computer game, now 30 years old.”

Check ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ website for more details and/or to view both the inXile promotional video and a superb launch video featuring Julie’s music:

inXile web link:  http://bardstale.inxile-entertainment.com/

Direct link to the promotional video featuring Julie’s music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVB6dSckvJI&feature=player_embedded#t=164

Latest.......see this article in The Scotsman - 17 June : http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/bard-s-tale-iv-game-steeped-in-scottish-folklore-1-3801638  

Julie’s BBC Alba TV Programme for BBC Music Day:

As previously posted, Julie presented a special programme last night (Friday 5 June) on BBC Alba TV as part of the BBC’s Music Day.  To coincide with the occasion, BBC Alba TV showcased a range of musical talent featuring live performances and a look at Scotland’s musical heritage.

To round off the musical evening, Julie presented Stòras, which was a personal journey through Scotland’s musical archives. In addition to the musicians and singers who influenced Julie, Stòras was a showcase for almost seven decades of musical talent that make up a large part of Scotland’s television and film archives.

If you missed this superb programme last night, you can now see it again when repeated on BBC Alba TV on Friday 12 June at 9.00pm and/or on the BBC iPlayer via this direct link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xgg9r




Jun 04 2015

“Julie to Present BBC Alba TV Programme as part of BBC Music Day 2015”

The inaugural BBC Music Day takes place on Friday 5 June, and to coincide with the occasion, BBC ALBA will be showcasing a range of musical talent featuring live performances and a look at Scotland’s musical heritage.

The evening gets underway with Ceòl Air A’ Chluaidh, a concert from Pacific Quay on the River Clyde in Glasgow.  Linda MacLeod hosts the best of Scottish and Gaelic traditional music with sets from an exciting and diverse musical line-up.  The celebration of traditional music and song continues as musician and broadcaster, Mary Ann Kennedy, presents the first glimpse of Seirm, part of the BBC ALBA autumn season.

To round off the musical evening, Julie presents Stòras, a personal journey through Scotland’s musical archives. In addition to the musicians and singers who influenced Julie, Stòras is a showcase for almost seven decades of musical talent that make up a large part of Scotland’s television and film archives.

Tracing the continuum of Scotland’s music, Julie will take us from the formal parlour music of early recordings in the 1950s, through the populist light entertainment shows of the 60s and 70s before surveying the broad contemporary traditional music scene.

Seminal performances and key musicians form the narrative, taking in prime-time favourites such as Anne Lorne Gillies, impresario Calum Kennedy, pioneering rockers Runrig and the much-missed visionary, Martyn Bennett.  A reflection on traditional music, Stòras is a fitting way to close a stellar evening of music on BBC ALBA.

Produced by Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA, BBC Music Day gets underway on BBC ALBA on Friday 5 June from 9.00pm with Julie’s hour long Stòras programme starting at 10.30pm ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xgg9r ).

The full evening’s schedule can be seen via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/2015/06/05  

BBC ALBA is available on the following platforms:

  • Sky 143 (UK)
  • Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)
  • Virgin Media 161 (UK)
  • Freesat 110 (UK)
  • BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)
  • Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)
  • BBC iPlayer

 






May 20 2015

“Julie Performing 3 Great Concerts Over Next Few Days!”

Julie is continuing with what has been a very busy but highly successful year so far, by performing at 2 excellent Festivals; and one first class World famous venue; over the next few days.

Thursday 21 May, sees Julie play the superb ‘Brighton Festival 2015’; then on Friday 22 May, she performs to a sell-out crowd at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. This very special event will see Julie featuring in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse series of 'Concerts by Candlelight'.

Then it’s ‘on the road to Morocco’ for Julie as she performs on Sunday 24 May at the 'Fez Riads' Fes Festival of World Sacred Music - 21st Edition.  A rare and unique opportunity to see Julie perform in North Africa at this special Festival; with the theme being "Fes: an African Reflection".

Full details of all 3 dates above can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page; along with details of more performance dates announced so far this year; including the  ‘2015 Harrogate Festival’ (just announced last week) and her US Tour in October, etc.

Latest News......

- Julie's concert at The Brighton Festival was a superb 5 Star hit with the audience and here is a Review that reflects just that: http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=88 

- Friday night's sell out concert at the famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was fantastic with amazing feedback via social media afterwards from many of those who were in the audience.  See the following Review: http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=89 

- Unfortunately, today's Fez Festival concert in Morocco was cut short and ultimately cancelled due to heavy rain and thunder storms!  Despite Julie's best efforts to keep performing in what was more like traditional Scottish weather, she was eventually 'rained off'!!  It was a long way to travel for such a sad outcome and Julie and the band, are so very disappointed but hope to return to this amazing Festival to perform (a full concert set) again in the future.  

(Read more about it here: http://riadzany.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/fes-festival-day-3-sunday-24th-review.html?m=1)

 






May 06 2015

“Julie Announces her USA Tour 2015 ”

Julie is delighted to announce a return tour to the US in October 2015.  Following on from her previous successful tours across the pond, Julie will be performing songs from her highly acclaimed latest studio album 'Gach sgeul' ('Every story'); as well as material from her previous award winning albums.

 

Announcing her Tour plans, Julie said "As ever, I am delighted to be returning to the USA. We will be returning to some favourite venues of ours and also travelling to some new and exciting venues and States from the last tour. It is always a joy meeting up with both old and new friends along the way and I am looking forward to seeing you all in October."

 

The Tour; which will include 17 dates, in 15 venues within a 21 day period covering 10 States; will commence on the East Coast on Thursday 8 October 2015 in St Johnsbury, Vermont, then on Friday 9 October in Burlington, Vermont, before heading south through the States of New York, Pennsylvania (3 dates), Virginia (3 dates), South Carolina, North Carolina; then way West to California (4 dates), to Utah and then ending with the final concert of the Tour on Thursday 29 October 2015 in Searcy, Arkansas.

 

Full Tour dates, venue and ticket details, etc, can be found at Julie's ‘Tour Dates’ page. *

 

(* Please note that many of the venues do not yet have Julie’s US Tour concerts listed or have tickets on sale at this early stage, but please keep checking the web-links for them as they are confirmed; and go ‘live’ in due course.)

 






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

2nd Jul
FORDE, NORWAY
'Førdefestivalen 2015' Førdehuset5 Angedalsvegen Førde, Sogn og Fjordane, 6800 Norway.
25th Jul
HARROGATE, ENGLAND
2015 Harrogate Festival - Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2RD Yorkshire. England. UK.
26th Jul
KILLARNEY - IRELAND
'Folkfest Killarney' INEC, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Ireland.
6th Aug
SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND
'Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015' The Ham Marquee, Sidmouth, East Devon. England. UK.
9th Aug
LINLITHGOW, SCOTLAND
'Party at the Palace' The Peel, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow. West Lothian, Scotland. UK.
8th Oct
ST JOHNSBURY. VT - USA TOUR 2015
Fuller Hall - St. Johnsbury Academy - St. Johnsbury, Vermont. USA.

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