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Dec 13 2014

“Scots Trad Music Awards and London 2015”

We are delighted to announce that Julie and the fantastic musicians she tours with have been named as Folk Act of the Year 2014 at the Scots Trad Music Awards! This comes only days after Julie made history as the first Gaelic solo artist to receive a Scottish Music Award.

In her acceptance speech, on behalf of herself and her husband Éamon Doorley, Julie thanked the first class musicians who make up her live touring band, particularly Tony Byrne, Duncan Chisholm and Ewen Vernal, with a special mention to their live sound engineer Alan 'Dinner' MacKinnon.

Looking ahead to 2015, we are excited to reveal Julie's first concert of 2015 - in the stunning Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. The show is part of the Concerts by Candlelight series and will take place on May 22nd.  It promises to be a special evening, so get in quick to get the best seats! You can book tickets here:

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/concerts-by-candlelight/julie-fowlis

About this latest award, Julie said, "I would like to thank Simon Thoumire and Hands Up for Trad for the beautiful award, all the team who work behind the scenes for us, all those who have come to support the shows in 2014 but especially all the musicians who I am lucky enough to tour and create music with. It's a privilege and a joy. Thank you."
 

To see the full Scots Trad Awards Ceremony now via the BBC TV iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04vcyqv/na-trads-2014

 
To see all broadcasting dates coming up on BBC Alba TV:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g29zl/broadcasts/2014/12





Dec 02 2014

“Historic ‘Scottish Music Award’ for Julie & Online ‘Store’ News!”

Music Award:

Julie made history last Saturday night when she became the first Gaelic artist to be honoured alongside pop and rock stars at the ‘Scottish Music Awards – The Tartan Clefs 2014’; where she received the ‘Scottish Traditional Music Award’.

Julie; who is now one of a handful of folk artists to be honoured at the event, along with the likes of veteran singers Dougie MacLean, Ronnie Browne, Barbara Dickson and accordionist Jimmy Shand; thanked both Nordoff Robbins Scotland and Creative Scotland for this special Award which she was both honoured and delighted to receive.

The Awards Ceremony was not only a celebration of Scotland's diverse music industry, but also acts as the main source of funding for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland.  The charity, that requires £600,000 a year to function, is a revolutionary programme that uses the healing powers of music to improve the lives of over 400 children and adults isolated by life limiting illnesses, disability and trauma including autism, dementia and Down's Syndrome, by enhancing communication, supporting change and helping people to live more resourcefully and creatively.

 

http://www.nordoffrobbinsscotland.org.uk 

 

Julie has posted some great images from the night on her Facebook pages at:

 

https://www.facebook.com/juliefowlis

 

 

Pre-Chrismas Online ‘Store’ Offers:

 

As of yesterday; ‘cyber Monday’...... ALL of Julie’s physical CDs and the beautifully produced vinyl edition of her latest Album ‘Gach Sgeul / Every Story’, have now been reduced in the website online ‘Store’ and they will continue at this reduced price up until Christmas........ Why not check them out as they make great stocking fillers...........

and if you need a wee taster of what you will hear, check out this special video of her performing the song ‘Danns’ A Luideagan Odhar’ (‘Dance Dun-Coloured Slattern’) from her latest Album: ‘Gach sgeul’ (‘Every story’): with her Band (Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm, Tony Byrne & Ewen Vernal) in the Spiegel Tent at the Tønder Music Festival’ in Denmark in August 2014..........enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/GTRqERBRcIw









Nov 23 2014

“Julie to be honoured at Tartan Clef Awards”

Julie will make history this week when she becomes the first Gaelic artist to be honoured alongside pop and rock stars at the Scottish Music Awards.


She will join previous award winners including Annie Lennox, Edwyn Collins, Emeli Sandé, Paolo Nutini, Simple Minds and Wet Wet Wet when she is recognised for her services to the traditional music scene in Scotland at the ceremony at The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Saturday 29 November.


Julie will also be performing with her band at the 16th annual awards, known as the “Tartan Clefs”, which raise funds for the music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins Scotland.


The ceremony is not only a celebration of Scotland's diverse music industry, but also acts as the main source of funding for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland.  The charity, that requires £600,000 a year to function, is a revolutionary programme that uses the healing powers of music to improve the lives of over 400 children and adults isolated by life limiting illnesses, disability and trauma including autism, dementia and Down's Syndrome, by enhancing communication, supporting change and nailing people to live more resourcefully and creatively.


http://www.nordoffrobbinsscotland.org.uk 


See article in today's Scotland on Sunday: http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/first-gaelic-artist-honoured-at-scots-music-awards-1-3613438
 
Video:

To link into Julie's Awards Ceremony tonight, here is a special video of her performing the song ‘Danns’ A Luideagan Odhar’ (‘Dance Dun-Coloured Slattern’) from her latest Album: ‘Gach sgeul’ (‘Every story’): with her Band (Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm, Tony Byrne & Ewen Vernal) in the Spiegel Tent at the Tønder Music Festival’ in Denmark in August 2014..........enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/GTRqERBRcIw






Nov 22 2014

“Julie Looking Forward to Special ‘Advent’ Concert in Germany and Featuring in 2 Special Newly Released Albums!”

‘Stimmen im Advent’ Concert – Germany:

As previously announced, Julie is travelling to Lorrach in Germany for a special ‘Trio’ concert – ‘Stimmen im Advent’.  This will be a one-off acoustic concert in the lead up to Christmas, with special songs and music interwoven with story and poetry.  Not to be missed.......  Lorrach Stadtkirche (City Church), Lorrach, Germany –  Sunday 7 December 2014 at 5.30pm. 

Full concert information and ticket sales, etc, can be found via this link:   http://www.adticket.de/Stimmen-im-Advent-Gesange-und-Geschichten.html

‘The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014’ Album:

Julie is honoured to be the opening track on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Folk Show’ compilation album featuring - ‘The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014’ - which is to be released on 23 November 2014; as previewed on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mark-radcliffe-folk-sessions/id934493759

 

Julie Duets with Aled Jones on New Album:

Finally, as previously announced, we are also delighted to confirm that Julie is to feature on Welsh singer Aled Jones’ new Album called ‘At the Heart of it All’ where she duets with Aled on the Joni Mitchell classic ‘Both sides Now’.  This, his 30th Album in as many years, will be released on 24 November 2014. 

For more details and to pre-order, etc, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/realaledjones

 

There is lots more exciting news about Julie to follow, so keep checking this page............

 




Oct 22 2014

“Julie’s USA Tour Success; German pre-Christmas Concert Date & Duet on Aled Jones' New Album!!”

USA Tour:

Julie along with her band, has been enjoying her US tour very much and now over two weeks in to it, she has been delighted with the audience receptions in the many venues and States visited. Julie wishes to thank everyone who has turned out to support her shows so far. 
Here are a selection of typical Reviews of Julie's US Tour concerts, published in the Hays Daily News on 19 October and in KCMotropolis.org on 21 October: http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=85 and http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=86 and http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=87

Full details of the final 3 shows of the Tour this week can be seen via Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page.

 

‘Stimmen im Advent’ Concert – Germany:

We are delighted to announce another return trip for Julie, to Lorrach in Germany for a special ‘Trio’ concert – ‘Stimmen im Advent’.  This will be a one-off acoustic concert in the lead up to Christmas, with special songs and music interwoven with story and poetry.  Not to be missed.......  Lorrach Stadtkirche (City Church), Lorrach, Germany –  Sunday 7 December 2014 at 5.30pm. 

Full concert information and ticket sales, etc, can be found via this link:   http://www.adticket.de/Stimmen-im-Advent-Gesange-und-Geschichten.html

 

Julie Duets with Aled Jones on New Album:

Finally, we are delighted to confirm that Julie is to feature in Welsh singer Aled Jones’ new Album called ‘At the Heart of it All’ where she duets with Aled on the Joni Mitchell classic ‘Both sides Now’.  This his 30th Album in as many years, will be released on 24 November 2014. 

For more details and to pre-order, etc, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/realaledjones

 

 

 

 






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

31st Dec
INVERNESS, SCOTLAND
'The Red Hot Highland Fling' The Northern Meeting Park Arena, Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NS
22nd May
LONDON, ENGLAND
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside. London SE1 9DT. England.

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