Following a successful tour of the USA, Julie returns home to perform at the wonderful Perthshire Amber Festival next week. Her duo performance with husband, Éamon Doorley, at Murthly Castle has been sold out for several months, but there are a few tickets left for the ‘Dougie MacLean and Friends’ concert in Perth Royal Concert Hall, where Julie and Éamon will perform as guests, on Saturday 5th November. For tickets and further information see http://www.perthshireamber.com
In the final episode of the series; “Off the Map: North Rona and the Monach Islands”; presenter Paul Murton, embarks on his most difficult island Grand Tour to date. Every destination has been long abandoned by people, there are no ferries, no piers or proper landings at these islands making it quite a challenge to get there. Paul’s journey sees him travel to the once-inhabited island of Heisgeir (The Monach Islands), sail around the gannet city of Sula Sgeir and endure rough seas to finally make landfall on the extraordinarily remote island of North Rona.
Julie, who has family roots on Heisgeir that go back generations, joins Paul in this Episode as she searches for her great great grandmother’s house.
The programme will be broadcast tonight (Monday 10 October) at 7.30pm on BBC1 Scotland. For full programme details/information, video clips and to watch the programme in full again (after the broadcast) via the BBC TV iPlayer, visit this link:
This evening on BBC ALBA, Julie narrates a documentary which explores the work of the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. They are the sole charity in the country who offer respite care children and youngsters with life threatening conditions. In Tèarmann/Home from Home we meet five families who depend on the hospice service for respite care and support.
This is a world where people aren’t afraid to talk about death, but prefer to focus on living life. The hospice staff and volunteers – from the housekeepers, to the chefs, to the nurses – all ensure that Rachel and Robin Houses provide a warm welcome and a home from home for families. Over 60 minutes, in a film which will make the audience both laugh and cry, we experience joy and sadness in Rachel and Robin Houses in an intimate portrayal of families coping with both life and death.
Tune in and watch the work this amazing charity does.
Morning peeps! I am here with news of a new song and a radio broadcast…
I was joined by the finest company a girl could wish for – Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm, Tony Byrne and Donald Shaw. As part of our set, I decided to feature a new work – a work in progress – a poem called Air an Somme by Donald MacDonald, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, which I was moved to write music to whilst preparing to go and sing at the BBC’s 100 year commemorative service of the Battle of the Somme in Thiepval Memorial, France in July. You can hear Donald and I performing it for the very first time this evening as part of the BBC Quay Sessions set.
KT and I also had a bit of fun, and if you like The Boss, tune in to BBC Scotland at 9pm tonight to hear our duet…..here’s the link to the show, and to some pics to give you a flavour of the night! Lots of fun was had by all. Feel free to share the links, and hope you enjoy.
Love, Julie xx
Julie is delighted to have been invited to perform alongside remarkable Scottish singer KT Tunstall at the Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart on August 29th. There are a small number of tickets available for the inaugural show of this series, and you can apply for them here:
Julie was proud and honoured, to perform a very special song as part of the Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemoration service held at the famous Thiepval Memorial in Northern France on Friday 1 July 2016.
Julie; beautifully accompanied by Tony Byrne (guitar), Patsy Reid (viola) and Alistair Iain Paterson (harmonium); performed a very moving and poignant song entitled ‘An Eala Bhàn’ (‘The White Swan’). This is a song composed by Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna (Donald MacDonald of Coruna), a Scottish-Gaelic poet from North Uist, whilst fighting in the battle of the Somme.
Speaking on arrival at the Memorial site yesterday (1 July; the morning of the Service), Julie said:
“It’s a huge honour to be here in Thiepval this morning to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. It’s difficult to put into words how it feels to be here – it’s beautiful, peaceful, solemn, sad, humbling, thought-provoking. It is overwhelming at times to think of what happened here”
The BBC iPlayer coverage of Julie’s performance is unfortunately, no longer available to view.
The Findhorn Bay Festival 2016 was launched today, with the news that Julie is to open this year’s festival on Wednesday September 21st.
Julie is delighted to announce a series of dates in the Fall 2016 throughout the United States.
Starting in North Carolina, Julie will be on tour in October – a summary of dates are below and full venue details and ticketing links can be found at http://www.juliefowlis.com/tours
- Thur 6 Oct Carolina Theatre of Durham. Durham, North Carolina.
- Fri 7 Oct Carnegie Hall. Lewisburg, West Virginia.
- Sat 8 Oct The American Theatre. Hampton, Virginia.
- Sun 9 Oct AMP by Strathmore. North Bethesda, Maryland.
- Thur 13 Oct Nightingale Concert Hall – University of Nevada. Reno, Nevada.
- Fri 14 Oct Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Livermore, California.
- Sun 16 Oct McCain Auditorium – Kansas State University. Manhattan, Kansas.
- Tues 18 Oct Emporia Granada Theatre. Emporia, Kansas.
- Thur 20 Oct Culp Auditorium. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, Tennessee.
- Fri 21 Oct Gunter Theatre. Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Greenville, South Carolina.
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