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Dec 26 2013

“Julie Narrates BBC Alba TV Documentary about 30 Years of Capercaillie ”

Julie was recently invited to present a unique and very special documentary production by Bees Nees, for broadcast on BBC Alba TV, to celebrate 30 years of Capercaillie.

This is an intimate profile of the most influential band in Scottish traditional music which has broadened the appeal and awareness of Gaelic music worldwide.

If you missed this superb documentary entitled 'Cridhe na Cùise' (‘Capercaillie @ 30’), when it was first broadcast on BBC Alba TV on 24 December and again on 27 December 2013 and never caught it on the BBC iPlayer*, not to worry as you can still view various clips via the following link :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03lsycg
                      

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 2014.

Much love, Julie x
 
P.S.  Lots of exciting New Year news to follow soon................





Dec 12 2013

“Julie Looking Forward to a Busy 2014!!”

Following a very busy couple of months which included, amongst many other commitments, her US ‘Fall’ Tour; receiving and presenting Awards; and performing last week at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh; Julie is now very much looking forward to the ‘Festive’ holiday!!

Once the clock strikes midnight on Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) however, Julie will be looking forward to what will be a very busy 2014........and while there will be much more news on this to follow (so please watch this space!!); just a reminder that there will be many great opportunities to see Julie performing ‘live’ around the UK in January & February 2014; including:

- Celtic Connections:

Julie’s hectic year will kick off at ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ with the Opening Concert on 16 January, her own concert (with the band) on 22 January and of course featuring in the Transatlantic Sessions Concerts on 31 January and 2 February 2014 (see full details in Julie’s last ‘News’ item posted on 15 October 2013).

 

Full ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ Programme of Events and ticket details, etc, can be found at: http://www.celticconnections.com

 

- Transatlantic Sessions:

As already announced on 15 October, Julie will feature and perform in the ever popular ‘Transatlantic Sessions National Tour 2014’.

Starting with 2 concert dates at ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ (as above), the Tour will be  taking in major venues in London, Liverpool, Gateshead, Birmingham and Manchester; during the first week in February 2014.  All dates and ticket details can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page.

 

- BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014:

In addition, and although not performing on the night, as previously announced, Julie will also be co-presenting the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 with the Station’s ‘Folk Show’ host, Mark Radcliffe. This prestige Awards Ceremony, which will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will be held in the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 19 February 2014, with a live broadcast time of 8.00pm on BBC Radio 2.

For all general information, including the full list of nominees, the line-up of artists performing on the night, full ticket information and highlights from last year’s Awards show, etc, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ldcd8   

PLEASE NOTE: All online tickets are now SOLD OUT.






Dec 04 2013

“Julie Performing at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall – Thursday 5 December 2013 ”

Following a very hectic ‘Awards’ week last week; when Julie was awarded as the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Alumnus of the Year and presenting at the prestigious Glenfiddich ‘Spirit of Scotland Awards’; she is delighted to be back doing what she does best this week.........namely, singing!

As previously posted, just a reminder that she will feature as one of the ‘Special Guests’ of  Traditional  Irish Folk singer Heidi Talbot for what will be a concert full of superb singers and musicians at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 8.00pm.  Other ‘Special Guests’ include John McCusker, Ian Carr, Andy Cutting, Ewan Vernal and Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbot. 

Full details can be found via:

 
Latest News...............6 December 2013
What a fantastic night .........and to see some superb images from Heidi's gig last night, including Julie 'in action', check out the Queen's Hall photostream via this link:





Nov 27 2013

“Julie Presented with Special University Award”

As previously intimated on 15 November, Julie has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Alumnus of the Year. This special annual award is given to a former student for services to the community, achievements in arts or sciences, business or in public or academic life.

Julie was presented with her award by the University’s Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, at the organisation’s Foundation Day; which celebrates the achievements of its staff, students and supporters.  The event was held in the Nevis Centre in Fort William yesterday (Tuesday 26 November) with more than 250 invited guests in attendance.

Speaking about her award, Julie said: “It's a huge honour to be named as Alumnus of the Year.  I felt very proud to be one of the first year graduates from our newly formed University of the Highlands and Islands in 2011 and, through continued work as artist in residence with the digital archive project Tobar an Dualchais based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, I have enjoyed keeping up those links with the university.”

The university also presented four honorary fellowships at the ceremony and one of the recipients was fashion designer Sandra Murray MBE, who designed several special outfits for Julie to wear on her ‘red carpet’ Premiere appearances for Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ last year.

The following is a direct link to the official University announcement:

http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/media/news/julie-fowlis-named-as-university-of-the-highlands-and-islands-alumnus-of-year

 

Latest News.......................

We have just heard that a Motion was lodged in the Scottish Parliament by John Finnie, the Highlands and Islands Independent MSP, on 26 November; congratulating Julie for being named Alumnus of the Year 2013 by the UHI and wishing her well in her future endeavours.  Julie is of course honoured by this recognition of her Award.






Nov 20 2013

“Julie to Co-Present the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards”

We are delighted to confirm that Julie is once again, to co-present the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with the Station’s ‘Folk Show’ host, Mark Radcliffe.

This prestige Awards Ceremony, which will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will be held in the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 19 February 2014, with a live broadcast time of 8.00pm on BBC Radio 2.

As well as featuring all the well known nominees, there will be a fantastic line-up of live music on the night featuring; Bellowhead, Clannad, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Susanne Vega and Fisherman’s Friends.

This year's awards will also see the addition of the Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame, recognising the special contribution of an individual to the world of folk music; someone whose impact and influence has had a lasting impression.......so all in all, a fantastic night not to be missed!

For all general information, including the full list of nominees, the line-up of artists performing on the night, full ticket information and highlights from last year’s Awards show, etc, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ldcd8

If you want to go straight to ticket information, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ldc63/profiles/tickets

 






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

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

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Tour Dates

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

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