Feb 04 2015

“BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nomination ”

Fresh from guesting with various artists and singing in five languages during Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival, it was announced this evening that Julie has been nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015.  Julie is delighted to feature alongside some great artists from the world of folk and acoustic music. Along with Mark Radcliffe, Julie will also present the Folk Awards for BBC Radio 2, live from the Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, which take place on April 22nd.

The Awards, now in their 16th year, will welcome a whole host of star guests and will see legendary performer Yusuf / Cat Stevens headlining. Also confirmed to perform live on the night are Grammy Award-winning artist Loudon Wainwright III, Welsh folk band 9Bach (who will be performing in Welsh) and English folk singer Kate Rusby. 

You can listen to Mark announcing all the nominees across all categories here:

Also just announced is Julie's exclusive performance at Førde Traditional and World Music Festival 2015, as part of the Vocal ConneXions Project, with artists from Norway, Finland, Brittany and Bulgaria.  Full details available here:

For those of you with access to the BBC iPlayer service, remember that Julie's recent performance with top Québécois band, Le Vent du Nord, from Celtic Connections, is available to watch here:

Also - the recent musical series Julie presented exploring Scottish and Irish music with her good friend Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, 'Port' is available to watch on BBC ALBA and TG4 here:

Feb 01 2015

“Julie Announced to Headline at 2 Major Festivals in Fez, Morocco & Sidmouth, England!”

We are delighted to confirm that Julie has just been announced as a ‘Headlining’ act at 2 major Festivals this summer.  Both are in locations very much linked to ‘sand’ but while the second date is in a seaside town in England, the first is in the exotic North African country that is Morocco!

Sunday 24 May 2015, will see Julie performing in the Batha Museum venue at the international 'Fez Riads' - Fes Festival of World Sacred Music - 21st Edition in Fez, Morocco. North Africa. The full programme has yet to be published on the Festival’s website and tickets will be on sale shortly, so please keep checking for updated details.

Thursday 6 August 2015, will see Julie at the popular Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015’ headlining one of the evening concerts (3 each day) known as the “Ham Concerts”; which are the centerpiece of the Festival and held in the Ham Marquee.  Although full programming details are to follow later in February, Festival Early Bird tickets are now on sale and selling fast!

As well as the respective Festival websites, full details are posted in Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page.


Julie & Great Friend Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Continue to Present New TV Series – ‘PORT’

As previously announced, the highly successful new TV series with Julie Fowlis and Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, entitled ‘Port’, continues on TG4TV tonight (Sunday 1 February) and on BBC Alba TV tomorrow night (Monday 2 February).  With 5 Episodes already broadcast by tonight, the next Episode will be set in Co Kerry and the following week, in Julie’s very own North Uist.  Click on the following BBC Alba TV link for full details and to view all 5 Episodes to date:


Julie’s Latest Video:  

Finally, to warm up for the above Festivals if you are going to be there, or simply to enjoy Julie’s music, here is a an impromptu and unplanned music video that Julie and the band (husband  Éamon Doorley,Duncan Chisholm and Tony Byrne) shot last September in beautiful Berneray, Ireland.  Huge thanks goes to Keith MacIntyre who let Julie and the boys use his incredible home to shoot it in and the gorgeous folks at Tree Light Pictureswho filmed the piece.  The song is “A Ghaoil, Leig Dhachaigh Gum Mhathair Mi (“Love let me home to my Mother”) and features as the first Track on Julie’s latest highly acclaimed 4th studio Album – ‘gach sgeul’/’every story’:

Jan 14 2015

“Julie Featuring at the ‘Celtic Connections Festival’ 2015 & Superb new Video(s) to View!”

Julie is delighted to be featuring as a special guest at 3 fantastic concerts at the World’s premier winter music festival – ‘Celtic Connections’ – which is held in Glasgow from Thursday 15 January – Sunday 1 February 2015.

Julie will be guesting with one of Scotland's most profound singers Mairi Smith; with The brilliant Québécois quartet Le Vent du Nord; and joining husband  Éamon Doorley’s band Danú, who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Danú have secured their reputation as one of Ireland’s finest traditional bands and will be celebrating in style with special guests including: Julie, Donal Lunny, Phil Cunningham and some former band members!

The 3 concert dates to note are 16, 17 and 29 January and you can find full details of all 3 concerts at Julie’s website ‘Tour Dates’ page.

Julie’s New Video:

To get you in the mood for Celtic Connections or just simply to enjoy Julie’s music; here is a an impromptu and unplanned music video that Julie and the band (husband  Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm and Tony Byrne) shot last September in beautiful Berneray, Ireland.  Huge thanks goes to Keith MacIntyre who let Julie and the boys use his incredible home to shoot it in and the gorgeous folks at Tree Light Pictures who filmed the piece.  The song is “A Ghaoil, Leig Dhachaigh Gum Mhathair Mi (“Love let me home to my Mother”) and features as the first Track on Julie’s latest highly acclaimed 4th studio Album – ‘gach sgeul’/’every story’:


Inverness Hogmanay Video – ‘The Red Hot Highland Fling’:

Also, here is an edited ‘official’ video of the Inverness Hogmanay Street Party concert ‘The Red Hot Highland Fling’ which featured Julie and the band along with good friends and Gaelic super-group Mànran and the superb Red Hot Chilli Pipers bringing in the New Year in style.......enjoy!!

Jan 05 2015

“1. Julie & Great Friend Muireann NicAmhlaoibh Present a New TV Series – ‘PORT’ – Starting Monday 5 January 2015 2. ‘Songlines’ Magazine – Music Awards 2015 – Voting Now Open! ”

New TV Series – ‘PORT’ – Starting Monday 5 January 2015


Happy New Year to everyone and as promised at the end of 2014.......more exciting news about Julie to start off 2015 with a 7 Episode programme called ‘Port’ starting tonight/Monday 5 January 2015 on BBC Alba TV at 10.00pm & on TG4TV starting Sunday 11 January 2015.


Sreath ùr le Julie Fowlis is Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, 's iad air slighe rannsachaidh mu na freumhan aca fhèin. Tha iad a' tadhal air baile Ghlaschu airson barrachd ionnsachadh mu cheòl tradiseanta anns a bhaile.

Nì Port taisbeanadh air na ceanglaichean dualchais a tha eadar an dithis aca agus cluinnidh sinn bho cuid den na caraidean ceòlmhor a tha a fuireachd ann an Glaschu.

Còmhla ri Muireann tha dithis a Èirinn; an sàr sheinneadair Éilis Ní Cheannabhain agus cluicheadair bogsa cho math's a th'ann, Edel Fox. Gheibh iad a mach gu bheil Glàschu làn talant agus tha an ceathrar a coinneachadh ri Karen NicMhathain, Linda NicLeòid, Ceitlin L.R. Nic a Ghobhainn agus maighstir na bogsa-ciùil, Simon Thoumire.

New series with Julie Fowlis and Muireann NicAmhlaoibh. Julie and Muireann visit Glasgow to uncover more about traditional music in the city.

Port reveals their shared musical heritage and we hear from their musical friends living in the city. Julie and Muireann investigate the music and culture associated with particular cities and areas in Scotland and in Ireland. In each episode, their quest is shared with two guest musicians.

Accompanying Muireann from Ireland are renowned singer Eilis Kennedy and one of the best concertina players around, Edel Fox. They discover that Glasgow is brim-ful of talent and the foursome meet Karen Matheson, Linda MacLeod, Ceitlin L.R. Smith and concertina wizard, Simon Thoumire.

There will be 7 Episodes of ‘Port’ in total and to check out tonight’s First Episode on BBC Alba TV set in Glasgow and also to link on to details about the next Episode (Monday 12 January at 10.00pm) set in Dublin/Baile Àtha Cliath; click on the following link:

For a sneak preview of the programme from TG4TV see:


‘Songlines’ Magazine – Music Awards 2015

The ‘Songlines’ Music Awards 2015 are now open, so please cast your via the following link,  for Julie’s 5 star album ‘Gach Sgeul’/’Every Story’ (under the first voting option Artist -  ‘Julie Fowlis’)







Dec 24 2014

“Julie Reflects on a Highly Successful 2014 & Looking Forward to 2015!!”

Following a very busy and highly successful year which included the release of a highly anticipated 4th Studio Album ‘gach sgeul’/’every story’ (both as a CD and as a limited edition Vinyl LP), extensive Touring and headlining many high profile Festivals; in the UK, Europe and the USA; several radio and TV projects and both presenting and most importantly, receiving Awards (including a Scottish Music Award & a Scots Trad Award), etc, Julie is now very much looking forward to the ‘Festive’ holiday!!

Well......that is until Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) when Julie will be headlining 'The Red Hot Highland Fling' in Inverness.  Along with great friends and Gaelic 'super group', Mànran, Julie and the band, will be bringing in the New Year at what will be a highly charged concert. With such a superb line-up, this will definitely be thee top Hogmanay Street Party to be at to round off 2014 in style.  (31 December 2014 - 8.30pm - 00.30am).   Entry is free of charge and full details via the following link:

(See the Highland Council's Blog review of the Hogmanay Event: )

Julie is also now looking forward to what will be a very busy 2015........and while there will be much more news on this to follow (so please watch this space and/or sign up via the website ‘Mailing List’ to receive Julie’s Newsletters!!); just a reminder that there will be many great opportunities to see Julie performing ‘live’ around the UK, starting with appearances at the highly acclaimed Celtic Connections Festival (Glasgow) in January 2015 and also; as recently announced; at a very special concert on 22 May at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London!


A Personal Festive Message from Julie.......

I wish you all the very best of everything over the festive holiday.  To all of you who have supported us along our musical journey this year, I thank you. It's been a year I won't forget, that's for sure.

Keep warm, keep safe and keep those you love close to you.

Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh uile, agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr nuair a thig i.

Merry Christmas everyone and here's to a healthy and happy 2015.

Much love, Julie x


P.S.  Lots of exciting New Year news to follow soon................

Julie with the brilliant Québécois quartet 'Le Vent du Nord' perform “Noces Tragique”.

Gach sgeul, the new album, OUT NOW

Julie Fowlis performing Hè Gràdh Hò Gràdh’ on BBC's Transatlantic Sessions


Tour Dates

25th Feb
Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris, 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France **SOLD OUT**

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