Over the last ten years Julie has become a sought after presenter for television and radio, equally at home speaking Gaelic or English. She presents the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with friend and acclaimed broadcaster Mark Radcliffe, which will be held again in the Royal Albert Hall in London in April 2017, plus she fronts the award-wining music series ‘Port’, now in it’s third series, which is broadcast throughout the UK and Ireland on BBC ALBA and TG4 with co-presenter and friend Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.
She has presented TV coverage from international festivals such as Celtic Connections and Piping Live, and her voice has been heard presenting radio shows on BBC Radio 2, 4 and BBC Radio Scotland discussing varying subjects such as the Plygian singing tradition in Wales, the music of Bob Dylan or archival recordings of Gaelic music in Scotland.
Julie has also been invited to narrate programmes on diverse and sometimes difficult subjects such as the documentary ‘Tèarman/Home from Home’ (2016) which explores the work of the CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland); or the documentary ‘Ceòl Chaluim’ (2015) which followed a family’s journey to create a book of music composed by piper Calum Campbell, the eldest of an Hebridean family who lost their lives in an island tragedy.
With a natural interest in sport, the outdoors and highland life in particular, she voiced the Gaelic version of the innovative nature series ‘Hebrides on the Edge’, which was narrated in English by Ewan MacGregor.