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Aug 08 2014

“BBC Radio 4 – ‘Playing the Skyline’”

BBC Radio 4 – ‘Playing the Skyline’

Incase it is of interest to anyone, Julie has written a Blog about her experience composing music for BBC Radio 4's ‘Playing The Skyline’ series; which she featured in recently; and you can read all about it here:

http://t.co/bb9hDObs14   

Once into the Blog, you will find 2 further links which will allow you to listen to the new song in its current form (still work in progress!) and to listen to the ‘Playing the Skyline’ series again.

We hope you enjoy it all.

 

Single & 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 also revealed recently that for the first time Julie's music would 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.

** Listen to Julie singing this very song, live at the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival where she performed on Sunday 3 August via the following link to BBC Radio 2’s ‘The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe’ broadcast on Wednesday 6 August:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p024c5py


 






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: 






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

30th Aug
TONDER FESTIVAL, DENMARK
Tønder Festival, Vestergade 80, 6270 Tønder, Denmark
31st Aug
TONDER FESTIVAL, DENMARK
Tønder Festival, Vestergade 80, 6270 Tønder, Denmark
11th Sep
ISLE OF LEWIS - SCOTLAND
'Hebtember 14' Festival. An Lanntair. Kenneth St, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Isle Of Lewis HS1 2DS. Scotland.
12th Sep
ISLE OF HARRIS - SCOTLAND
'Hebtember 14' Festival. Leverburgh Village Hall. Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides HS5 3UA. Scotland.
13th Sep
ISLE OF NORTH UIST - SCOTLAND
'Hebtember 14' Festival. Carinish Hall. Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides HS6 5EJ. Scotland. UK.
26th Sep
BANCHORY, SCOTLAND.
Woodend Barn. Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA Scotland. UK.

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