Sep 14 2013

“Julie to Feature in Transatlantic Sessions – Series 6”

We are delighted to announce that Julie is to once again, feature in the latest series of ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ which will be broadcast on BBC TV over the coming weeks.


Series 6 of the highly acclaimed ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, will commence 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.


In addition, the 6 Episodes will be broadcast on BBC Four TV, weekly, for 6 weeks, commencing Friday 27 September at 10.00pm.


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.


For more details on the programmes, along with links to view each Episode via the BBC iPlayer, visit:

Aug 07 2013

“Julie Announces her USA ‘Fall Tour 2013’ ”

Scotland might well be enjoying the longest, sunniest, hottest most glorious summer in many years, but Julie is already looking forward to the cooler months of the Autumn......namely; October/November (‘The Fall’) in the USA!!

Julie is delighted to announce that she will be following up her highly successful ‘Spring Tour’ in the USA in April this year, with her ‘Fall Tour 2013’ – which will also continue the general theme of ‘Music of the Scottish Isles’.  Julie; and the band; will be kicking off the Tour on Thursday 17 October in Parker, Colorado; then onwards to Laramie, 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 Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Announcing her Tour plans, Julie confirmed that she is as excited as ever to be returning to the USA to perform for her many loyal fans (and all those new to her concerts); especially following the fantastic reception she received from the audiences at all the ‘Spring Tour’ concerts in April.  Julie is also looking forward to performing at venues in several different States from the last tour; including a rare ‘one-off’ performance to conclude the Tour, in the ‘Sunshine State’ itself....... Florida!!

Full Tour dates, venue and ticket details, etc, can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page.
Further News.......Julie to be ‘Special Guest’ at Heidi Talbot Concert.........
Julie 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 as always, can be found via Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page and/or via: 


Jul 22 2013

“Julie All Set to Play 3 ‘Anniversary’ Festivals in August!”

Julie is all set and very much looking forward to performing at 3 major Scottish Festivals in August; with all celebrating special Anniversaries, as follows:


Julie will be joining the 10th Anniversary* celebrations by performing at the Belladrum ‘Tartan Heart’ Festival 2013 on Saturday 3 August 2013.  This amazing Award Winning – ‘family friendly’ music Festival is a major event in the UK Music Festival Calendar and with another superb line-up, one not to be missed. Full Festival and ticket information can be found at:
(* Spot Julie in this short 'Happy Birthday Belladrum' video: )  


The 10th ‘Piping Live’ Festival will see Julie headlining the Gaelic Music Concert ‘Gaels and Gracenotes' on Thursday 15 August 2013 in the New Atheneum at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  For full concert details check out the following link: and full Festival programme and ticket information, etc, can be found via:


Julie and her Band will also perform a headline concert at the superb Innerleithen Music Festival on Friday 16 August 2013 in the Border town’s Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Julie is delighted to be performing at what will be this well established Music Festival’s 11th year; and she is very much looking forward to returning to the beautiful and historic Scottish Borders. Also on the billing for this concert is local Borders Bluegrass Band, ‘The Dirty Beggars’.  All Festival, concert and ticket information can be found via:




You might be interested to see this article about Julie in today's (ie, Sunday 4 August) 'Scotland on Sunday' Spectrum Supplement:




Jul 11 2013

“Julie to be Awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music”

We are proud and delighted to announce that Julie is to be awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Music (Hon DMus) by the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

The Graduation Ceremony, which will take place at the University tomorrow (Friday 12 July 2013 at 10.30am), will see Julie being awarded her honorary degree in recognition for her valuable and wide ranging contribution to both Gaelic and traditional Scottish music and the promotion of both Worldwide.

Julie is both honoured and humbled by this award, but she is delighted that her singing and music, is being recognised in this most special way.  It is also recognition of her continual work and direct involvement in helping to spread Gaelic music and culture through various ways:

-  In October 2008, Julie was honoured to be given the title of Scotland’s Gaelic Ambassador “Tosgaire na Gàidhlig” by appointment of the Scottish Government, the very first person to receive this honour.

-  Julie also continued her earlier postgraduate studies through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and graduated in October 2011 with an MA in Material Culture and the Environment from the University of the Highlands and Islands, from whom she also received an Honorary Fellowship.

-  Over this past year Julie has been working as Gaelic artist in residence for Tobar an Dualchais, one of the most innovative and ambitious digital archive projects in Europe, documenting and making accessible almost 40,000 pieces of folk culture from all over Scotland; and of course:

-  In 2012, Julie’s talent was brought to a global audience, when she performed and co-produced; along with her musician husband Éamon Doorley; 2 songs which featured in the main soundtrack of Disney Pixar’s film Brave’. The songs, ‘Touch the Sky’ and ‘Into the Open Air’, were sung by Julie as the musical thoughts of the lead character, Merida.


Jul 04 2013

“Julie Featured in BBC ALBA TV Series - Innsean an Iar - Hebrides”

As previously posted,  Julie narrated and sang on the BBC ALBA TV series ‘Innsean an Iar - Hebrides’; an unforgettable celebration of the close relationship found on the islands between people, wildlife and music. 


All four Episode in the Series have now been broadcast and some now being repeated but all can still be seen on the BBC TV iPlayer via this link:


Watch this space as more exciting news about Julie 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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