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Nov 13 2013

“Julie Honoured by University Award”

Julie is honoured, following the official announcement, to have been awarded The University of the Highlands and Islands Alumnus of the Year 2013.  In 2000, Julie studied the Gaelic language at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and returned in 2008 to study part-time for a Masters in Material Culture and the Environment, graduating in 2011.
 
The Alumnus of the Year award is one of the ways the UHI celebrate the achievements of its alumni.   The award is made annually to a former student for services to the community, achievements in arts or sciences, in business, public or academic life.
 
Julie will receive her award at the University of the Highlands and Islands Foundation Day on the 26th November at West Highland College UHI.
 
The full announcement from the UHI website, can be seen via this link:

http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/alumni/alumnus-of-the-year






Nov 05 2013

“Julie Returns Home from Successful US ‘Fall’ Tour”

Julie has returned home today (Tuesday 5 November) from a highly successful ‘Fall’ Tour in the USA and is now already looking ahead to what will be a very busy 2014.

Julie’s ‘Fall Tour 2013’ – which continued the general theme from her ‘Spring’ Tour of ‘Music of the Scottish Isles’ -  kicked off on Thursday 17 October in Parker, Colorado; then onwards to Laramie, then Wyoming on Friday 18 October, before moving through the States of Delaware, Pennsylvania (2 dates), Maryland (3 dates), Virginia and Maine (2 dates); with the final concert of the Tour on Sunday 3 November in the Palladium Theater, Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Julie wishes to convey a huge thank you to everyone who attended her concerts and supported her and the band throughout the Tour; also for the superb comments and feedback received (especially via her Facebook pages - https://www.facebook.com/juliefowlis ) and she has said it was a real privilege to play for everyone as always.   Ceud taing dhuibh uile (many thanks to you all).

 

5 December 2013:

Before Julie embarks on a very busy and full on 2014, 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. 

Full details can be found via:

http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/heidi-talbot-2013 

 

January/February 2014:

Beyond this, 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 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

 

For ease of reference, you can check out all the above Tour and Festival dates, venues and ticket details, etc (all featuring Julie) via the ‘Tour Dates’ page.

 

 

 

 

 

 






Oct 15 2013

“‘SPECIAL DOUBLE ‘NEWS’ BILLING: (1) ‘Transatlantic Sessions - National Tour 2014’ Dates Announced’ PLUS (2) ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ Programme Launched & Tickets on Sale – Both Featuring Julie Fowlis!!”

 

The ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ National Tour Dates - 2014

We are delighted to confirm that Julie will feature and perform in the ever popular ‘Transatlantic Sessions National Tour 2014’ details of which were officially announced earlier today.

Currently being broadcast on TV by both BBC2 (Scotland) and BBC Four, this new Series (6) of the ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ is a superb gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent in what will be a spectacular new ‘live’ UK Tour.  The 5 ‘Sessions Tour’ concerts will feature established favourites including Julie; all performing alongside music co-directors; namely, Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain, dobro ace Jerry Douglas and their all-star ‘house band’.

 

Starting with 2 concert dates at ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ (its cultural home!) the Tour will be  taking in major venues in London, Liverpool, Gateshead, Birmingham and Manchester; during the first week in February 2014.  Tickets are already on sale for all concert dates and selling fast – as always been a sell-out in previous years!! 

 

Transatlantic Sessions Video Clip – see previous personal ‘News’ item message from Julie posted on Friday 11 October.........

 

Hè Gràdh Hò Gràdh’ recorded live at the BBC Transatlantic Sessions 6 - You can view the clip on the side panel of the website, or click here to view the clip on the BBC website.

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‘Celtic Connections 2014’ – 16 January – 2 February 2014

 

The amazing and exciting line-up for the ‘Celtic Connections 2014’ Festival was also announced earlier today by Festival Director, Donald Shaw.  The Festival which is in its 21st year, not only celebrates the vast riches of Scotland’s music scene, but brings outstanding artists from around the world. 

 

We are delighted to confirm that Julie features strongly throughout the extensive Programme including:

 

-  featuring in the Opening Concert with violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti & Friends (on 16 January 2014 in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall);

 

-  featuring in the 2 ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ concerts (on 31 January and 2 February 2014 in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall;    and the main event for Julie……………

 

-  her very own special ‘Julie Fowlis Band’ concert on 22 January 2014 in the Old Fruitmarket!!

 

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

 

Much more news and details to follow on the above concerts......but meantime for ease of reference, you can now check out all the above Tour and Festival dates, venues and ticket details, etc (all featuring Julie) via the ‘Tour Dates’ page.

 






Oct 11 2013

“Transatlantic Sessions Video Clip”

I am so thrilled that one of the songs I contributed to Transatlantic Sessions 6 has been selected as part of a few tracks which have been given special permission by the BBC and Pelicula Productions to be viewed worldwide. It was such a joyous experience, and I was honoured and chuffed to have been part of it once again. Those folks are really good craic to sing with ;-)

You can view the clip on the side panel of the website, or click here to view the clip on the BBC website.

Hè Gràdh Hò Gràdh’ recorded live at the BBC Transatlantic Sessions 6. Special shout outs to the gorgeous ladies Aoife O'Donovon and Mary Chapin Carpenter and the delightful Phil Cunningham, Donald Shaw, Matheu Watson, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson and Michael McGoldrick.

Please feel free to share if you enjoy it!

Mo thaing do Mhàiri Nic a' Ghobhainn - 's i a dh' ionnsaich an t-òran, agus iomadh òrain eile, dhomh.





Sep 27 2013

“Julie Featuring in Transatlantic Sessions – Series 6”

We announced 2 weeks ago, that Julie was to once again feature in the latest series of ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ which is currently being broadcast on BBC TV.

 

Music co-directors, Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain, dobro ace Jerry Douglas and their all-star house band, will host a gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent in a spectacular new location overlooking the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

 

The ‘Sessions’ will feature established favourites Karen Matheson, Cara Dillon, Andy Irvine, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Maura O'Connell, Tim O'Brien and Julie herself. In addition, newcomers to feature will include Boston's Aoife O'Donovan, Teddy Thompson, son of the legendary Richard and, from Scotland, Ewan McLennan.

 

Series 6 of the highly acclaimed ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, commenced broadcasting with Episode 1 (of 6 Episodes in total) on BBC 2 TV (Scotland only) on Sunday 15 September 2013 at 10.00pm (30 mins duration); then at the same time each Sunday for a further 5 weeks.  The first 2 Episodes have now been broadcast (including a stunning duet with Julie and Capercaillie’s Karen Matheson in Episode 2 last Sunday) with 4 more to follow from Sunday onwards.

 

If you have been unfortunate enough to have missed the first 2 Episodes, not to worry as all 6 Episodes will be broadcast on BBC Four TV, weekly, for 6 weeks, commencing tonight - Friday 27 September at 8.30pm.

 

In addition, if you miss any of the programmes, you can view each Episode via the BBC TV iPlayer –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/ (select “T” in the search for Transatlantic Sessions) - or alternatively you can visit – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bgnv2 - for further programme information, video clips and direct links to view each of the Episodes, etc.

 

Finally, you can view, not only all Episodes in Series 6 (once all broadcast), but all 5 of the Transatlantic Sessions Series via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gtlnv/episodes/guide  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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

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

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