Over the last ten years, Julie has become a sought after presenter for television and radio. Well known for presenting programmes with musical content, she has co-presented (live) the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (two years from the Royal Albert Hall in London and from Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast), she also researched and co-presented the award-winning music series ‘Port’, several series of which have been broadcast throughout the UK and Ireland on BBC ALBA and TG4.
She has presented TV coverage from international festivals such as The Cambridge Folk Festival co-presenting live with Mark Radcliffe and Zoe Ball for SKY ARTS, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), Celtic Connections and Piping Live, and has been the voice of numerous radio shows on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and BBC Radio Scotland on a variety of musical subjects as diverse as the songs of Bob Dylan, the Plygian singing tradition in Wales and archival recordings of Gaelic music in Scotland.
She is a regular stand-in for Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, and has also presented Pick of the Week for Radio 4 and Inside Music for BBC Radio 3.
With natural empathy and sensitivity, 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’ which followed a family’s journey to create a book of music composed by piper Calum Campbell, the eldest of a Hebridean family who tragically drowned in the horrific storm of January 2005. She was also asked to voice the documentary about the Uist Pipe Band, who lost one of their young pipers Eilidh Macleod at the Arianna Grande Manchester bombing of 2017.
With a natural interest in the great outdoors, history and highland wildlife in particular, she delivered the Gaelic version of the innovative nature series ‘Hebrides on the Edge’, which was narrated in English for the BBC by Ewan MacGregor and she has also voiced short films for Historic Environment Scotland and SEFARI amongst others.
Over the last five years, she has expanded her voice work with her involvement in acclaimed writer Robert Macfarlane’s film Upstream, produced with top filmmaker Rob Petit and oscar-nominated composer Hauska. She recently sang on the soundtrack to the Ubisoft worldwide hit game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids. In addition, she was invited to voice one of the characters for the game.
Julie also co-voiced an audiobook for Penguin books, The Lost Spells in 2021.
She is currently researching and writing new music, working on a feature length documentary soundtrack and has taken on further voiceovers for the BBC and further afield, more on all of this to come throughout 2023.