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Apr 08 2016

“BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Hebridean Celtic Festival ”

Julie is delighted to announce her involvement in a brand new project which will open the Hebridean Celtic Festival in July.  As part of "Bealach", An Lanntair’s Creative Places award, the organisation have created a special event to celebrate the festival’s 21st birthday. "Hebridean Women" will feature traditional Gaelic singers from throughout the Hebrides and focus on songs for and about women.

The project has been designed to encourage collaboration, promote the music and song from the area, but also, and importantly, to provide a “master and apprentice” style of working, with singers chosen from all generations.  This special night will feature Julie, Kathleen MacInnes, Cathie Ann Macphee, Isobel Ann Martin and Mary Smith.  Tickets available here:

https://www.hebceltfest.com/booking/

Julie has a busy couple of weeks ahead, with a performance at the Celtic Days Festival in Hude, Germany next week then onto the Royal Albert Hall in London to present the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with her friend and co-presenter Mark Radcliffe on April 27th.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egqwrz  







Feb 25 2016

“Festival of Voice - Cardiff”

An incredible line-up of artists were announced today as part of the Welsh 'Festival of Voice', which takes place in June this year.

Julie is to feature in the 'Beyond Borders' concert, which features the powerful 'Songs of Separation' singers and musicians, plus guest appearances from Ireland's Karen Casey, England's Nancy Kerr, and Wales' Georgia Ruth and Gwenyth Glyn.

Tickets available here: https://festivalofvoice.wales/whats-on/beyond-borders/ 





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

 






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

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)
5th Jun
CARDIFF, WALES
'Festival of Voice' St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH. Wales. UK.
13th Jul
STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND
'HebCelt 2016' (The Hebridean Celtic Music Festival). Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Scotland. UK.
15th Jul
STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND
'HebCelt 2016' (The Hebridean Celtic Music Festival). Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Scotland. UK.
4th Nov
MURTHLY, SCOTLAND
'Perthshire Amber Festival' Murthly Castle Chapel, Murthly & Strathbraan Estates, Murthly, Perthshire PH1 4HP. Scotland. UK.

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