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BBC World Service: The Cultural Frontline

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

Upstream

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 […]

New single release: Selkie-boy

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 […]

Summer shows

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 […]

BBC 2 Scotland Celtic Connections Highlights

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

‘An Treas Suaile’ (The Third Wave)

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 […]

‘Allt’ new album!

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 […]

BBC Biggest Weekend

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 […]

January news

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 […]