Julie was recently invited to talk to The Cultural Frontline on the BBC World Service about Gaelic language and song. Faodaidh sibh èisteachd ris a-rithist aig a’ cheangal gu h-ìosal. Unlike other BBC services, anyone worldwide can listen at this link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07wnnfs
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Tonight on BBC 4 TV at 2030: Upstream is a new film by the writer Robert Macfarlane and the director Rob Petit. The film, which is shot entirely from the air, follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland all the way to its source in the Cairngorm mountains, the highest of any river […]
A new song has been released into the wild today – ‘Selkie-boy’ by Spell Songs, the collaborative musical response to the incredible book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The full backstory to the writing of the song can be found on Julie’s Facebook page and you can listen from today on Spotify The stunning […]
Fresh from her performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, Julie has recently announced two more Summer shows, the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (August 3rd) and Live by the Loch (June 1st). These two festival slots are Julie’s only planned band performances in Scotland this year. This weekend sees her and the band travel to Gran […]
Julie will be presenting two programmes of musical highlights from the renowned Celtic Connections Festival on BBC 2 Scotland this week. Featuring music from Graham Nash, John Grant, Gretchen Peters, Ímar, Strung and Loudon Wainwright III. Tuesday 2200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0c1r1vm Thursday 2200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0c1r4sz
Just announced – on January 27th 2019, Eden Court Theatre in Inverness will host ‘An Treas Suaile’ (The Third Wave) which I was commissioned to write with fellow musician Duncan Chisholm. Late on New Year’s Eve 1918, HMY Iolaire set sail from Kyle of Lochalsh carrying nearly 300 seamen home to the Isle of Lewis […]
I’ve been quietly working on a new collaborative album with Éamon Doorley, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre – which we are launching today! Recorded live in the round, ‘Allt’ is the culmination of a composition project inspired by old and new Gaelic poetry from Scotland and Ireland. Emotive and powerful melodies coupled with thoughtful […]
Exciting news – Julie has been announced as Runrig’s special guest for their Farewell concert ‘The Last Dance’ in Stirling’s City Park. Julie and the band will have the honour of performing a set before Runrig take to the stage for their final two shows. A limited number of additional tickets are to be released following […]
Julie and the band will join Noel Gallagher, Simple Minds, Amy MacDonald and more during a spectacular weekend of music. The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace. Further […]
Following three sold out shows in Kings Place, London, Shoreham and Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Julie and the band received great reviews in The Times and The Guardian. “A bonefide trad music star…her voice is flawless, glossy. Fowlis can sing like a diva, but keeps it sweet.” (The Guardian) “transfixed by her voice…the purity of […]