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Jul 24 2014

“Announced: Single and Vinyl”

Fresh from an outstanding performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games alongside Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle, Mylo, Nicola Benedetti and Amy MacDonald, it has been announced that Julie will release the song performed at this prestigious ceremony as a digital single today. The track is called 'Smeorach Chlann Dòmhnaill/The Mavis of Clan Donald' and comes from her new record 'Gach Sgeul/Every Story'. The single is available directly from Julie at the Store and is also available on iTunes.

We can also reveal today that for the first time Julie's music will be available to purchase on vinyl. 'Gach Sgeul/Every Story' is now available on vinyl and is available from the web store or good independent record shops.  Each purchase of a record also includes all tracks as MP3s also.





Jul 22 2014

“Julie to Perform 3 Main Event Concerts at new ‘Hebtember 14’ Festival - & 'Glasgow 14' Opening Ceremony!”

We are delighted to announce that Julie will be performing 3 very special ‘Main Event’ concerts within the programme for the unique 'Hebtember 14' Festival which takes place throughout the Outer Hebrides over a 2 week period in September.

A truly special tour for Julie and an excellent representation of the international appeal of music from the Islands brought home to all; which will see her perform at venues on the Isle of Lewis (11 September), the Isle of Harris (12 September); and returning to her roots to play her 'local' Village Hall in Carinish, North Uist on 13 September.  Three very special nights not to be missed!!

For further full ‘Festival’ programme, information and ticket details, etc, (and the chance to win a trip to the Outer Hebrides), visit the link below:

http://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/whats-on/hebtember

For information specifically about Julie’s 3 shows, please visit Julie’s website ‘Tour Dates’ page and/or see the link below:

 
'Glasgow 14' - Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony:
 
As previously announced; just a reminder that Julie will be taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Official Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening (Wednesday 23 July at 8.00pm) at Celtic Park Stadium*.
 
The Opening Ceremony will be performed to a 40,000 strong audience and an estimated TV audience of over a billion. The other announced acts include Grammy award winner Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle, Amy MacDonald and Nicola Benedetti (Nicola's interview on BBC Radio 2's 'Folk Show' will be broadcast Wed 23 July at 7.00pm ahead of the Opening Ceremony).
 

 

 

 






Jul 13 2014

“Julie to Perform at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony”

NEWS FLASH........NEWS FLASH......NEWS FLASH.......
 
After months of secrecy, Julie was delighted to formally announce last night, that she will be taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Official Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 23 July at Celtic Park Stadium.
 
The Opening Ceremony will be performed to a 40,000 strong audience and an estimated TV audience of over a billion. The other announced acts include Grammy award winner Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle, Amy MacDonald and Nicola Benedetti.
 
There are even some tickets still available, so if you want to be there see, visit the following link:  https://tickets.glasgow2014.com
 
AND...EVEN MORE FANTASTIC NEWS!!
 
As Julie prepares to perform with Nicola Benedetti this evening (14 July) in the Guildhall, London, as part of the 'Commonwealth Connections' concert, it has been announced that Nicola has become the first ever Scottish classical artist to enter the Top 20 of the Official UK Albums Chart with her new record 'Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy', released this week on Decca Classics, and which features Gaelic songs from Julie, who collaborated closely with Nicola on the project.

As well as landing the No. 1 spot in the classical chart, the album is simultaneously No. 19 in the pop chart, above Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White. It is the first time a solo British violinist has scored a top 20 album since Vanessa Mae in 1995 and Nigel Kennedy in 1989 and is her highest-charting yet.

 

Nicola's new Album (above) can be purchased online from Amazon via this link: 








Jun 30 2014

“Julie Looking forward to a Summer of Great Music Festivals”

After enjoying a superb day performing at the ‘Bannockburn Live’ event at the weekend, Julie is now very much looking forward to what is going to be a fantastic line up of performances at top music festivals throughout the summer in the UK, France and Denmark.

Starting with the Tiree Music Festival on the stunning Inner Hebridean Island of Tiree on Sunday 20 July and then to the Award Winning Cambridge Folk Festival on Sunday 3 August; opening the ‘Fringe by the Sea’ in North Berwick, Scotland on Monday 4 August; over to Brittany, France on Thursday 7 August to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient; back to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis for the unique Grand Concert at the Harris Tweed Hebrides Tattoo 2014 on Saturday 9 August; down to beautiful Hampshire in the south of England for the Wickham Festival 2014 on Friday 15 August; and finally over to Denmark for a great weekend at the highly acclaimed Tønder Festival on Saturday/Sunday 30 & 31 August 2014.

If all of that is not enough to look forward to; prior to all the above mentioned festivals appearances; Julie will be performing in the City of London’s Guildhall (Great Hall) on Monday 14 July in what will be a highly unique concert. The ‘Commonwealth Connections’ concert will see superstar violinist, Nicola Benedetti, collaborating with some of Scotland’s top trad musicians including Julie, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, Duncan Chisholm, Tony Byrne, Eamon Doorley, Ewen Vernal and James Mackintosh.

With Nicola releasing her much anticipated new Album ‘Homecoming – A Scottish Fantasy’*  on Monday 7 July......this will be a night not to missed!

* "The nation’s favourite violinist, Nicola Benedetti, celebrates a milestone year for Scotland with an album which is a true reflection of her native homeland. With a stunning new recording of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy as its centrepiece, the album also includes some of Scotland’s best loved songs such as Loch Lomond, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose together with collaborations with Scotland’s most eminent folk musicians including Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and folk singer Julie Fowlis (whose voice can be heard on the Disney/Pixar hit film, Brave)." 

Further and full details and ticket links, etc, for all the above mentioned performance dates, are all available via Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page and Nicola's new Album (above) can be purchased online from Amazon via this link: 






Jun 25 2014

“Julie Headlining at ‘Bannockburn Live’ this Weekend”

As previously announced, just a reminder that Julie will be performing; along with many of Scotland’s finest musicians; at ‘Bannockburn Live’ this coming weekend.

‘Bannockburn Live’ is a special 2 day ‘Homecoming Scotland 2014’ signature event that will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June 2014 (from 10am - 7pm).  The event; which will immerse everyone in Scotland’s history and culture; will be commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and celebrating the best of Scottish traditional and contemporary music, food and drink and more.  Along with Julie; who will headline the Event this coming Sunday; 29 June; Dougie MacLean, Roddy Woomble, Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire, The Treacherous Orchestra, Karine Polwart and Rachel Sermanni, plus many other superb artists will entertain the crowds in the Music Arena’s Main Stage.

The location for this amazing event is adjacent to the Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre at: The Battle of Bannockburn, Glasgow Road, Whins of Milton, Stirling FK7 0LJ and full events programme details, details of the full musical line-up over the 2 days, how to purchase tickets, etc, can all be found via the following official website links.......so don’t delay and get your tickets now for what will be an amazing event:

-  General Event Info:  http://www.bannockburnlive.com/home

-  Music Arena & Tickets Info: http://www.bannockburnlive.com/events/music-arena

 

 




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

3rd Aug
CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL, ENGLAND.
'Cambridge Folk Festival', Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, England. UK.
4th Aug
NORTH BERWICK - SCOTLAND
'Fringe by the Sea', Palais Des Glaces Spiegeltent, The Harbour Area, North Berwick, East Lothian. Scotland. UK
7th Aug
FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT, FRANCE
The Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, France.
9th Aug
STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND
Harris Tweed Hebrides Tattoo 2014 (Tatu Innse Gall) - Grand Concert. Stornoway Sports Centre, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides. Scotland. UK.
15th Aug
WICKHAM FESTIVAL, ENGLAND.
'Wickham Festival 2014', Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5HD England. UK.
30th Aug
TONDER FESTIVAL, DENMARK
Tønder Festival, Vestergade 80, 6270 Tønder, Denmark

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