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Feb 11 2013

“Julie on TV and ‘Brave’ Wins BAFTA for ‘Best Animated Film’”

Best of ‘Celtic Connections’ – BBC 2 TV:

Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross, presented a best of ‘Celtic Connections’ programme on Saturday night on BBC 2 TV.  Featured was 2 sets by Heidi Talbot who was joined on stage by several guests including, Julie, Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, etc.......   If you missed the programme or just want to catch it again, you can do so via the BBC iPlayer as follows: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qqy18/Celtic_Connections_09_02_2013/

 

Julie Presents BBC Alba TV Series of Programmes from Celtic Connections - ‘Cuirm@Celtic’:  

 Julie is delighted to be presenting a series of 5 programmes from this year’s Celtic Connections, featuring many excellent musicians and performances. The programme entitled ‘Cuirm@Celtic’.  Check out when all 5 Episodes are being broadcast (including repeat showings) via the BBC Alba TV Schedules:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules

 

 If you miss any Episodes, you can still see them via the BBC iPlayer via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qds00

 

BAFTA Success for ‘Brave’:

The fantastic news continues...... as Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ follows up the Golden Globes success, with a BAFTA awarded at last night’s ceremony in London, for ‘Best Animated Film’.  Julie, is delighted and honoured to be associated with the film’s success and looking forward to a possible awards ‘hat-trick’ at the forthcoming OSCARS on 24 February?  Check out the following link for the full list of Award winners: http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/film




Feb 02 2013

“BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’ & Julie Presents BBC Alba TV ‘Celtic Connections’ Series ‘Cuirm@Celtic’”

BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’:

As previously posted, and in addition to all her recent Concert performances so far at this years’ amazing Celtic Connections, Julie was delighted and honoured, to once again, be co-presenting the BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’.

The ‘Folk Awards’ is the annual awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the best in folk music from the previous 12 months. Hosted by Mark Radcliffe and Julie, the 2013 event took place for the first time in Glasgow, as part of the Celtic Connections festival.

What a fantastic show it was with both Glasgow and Celtic Connections embracing the Folk Awards and giving a full-on Scottish welcome to all performers, nominees and Award winners alike. Julie and Mark Radcliffe were also afforded the same treatment as they did a superb job of hosting the event.

If you missed the show, or even if you listened to it/watched it on the night, you can see full details of the line-up, video clips of all the ‘best bits’ (live performances on the night), photo gallery, list of all the Award winners, etc, and best of all; you can also watch the entire Awards Ceremony from the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ps9dy

If you want to go directly to the full show video, click on this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qnp39

 

Highlights of the Awards Ceremony will also be shown on BBC Alba TV on Saturday 2 February from 10.00 - 11.00pm; and repeated on Thursday 7 February at 10.25pm.

Finally, the following article has been published by The Scotsman.com which gives a full account of the night and lists the Award winners, etc:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music/news-and-features/lifetime-awards-for-scots-folk-music-legends-1-2767724


Julie Presents BBC Alba TV Series of Programmes from Celtic Connections - ‘Cuirm@Celtic’:

 

Julie is delighted to be presenting a series of 5 programmes from this year’s Celtic Connections, featuring many excellent musicians and performances.  The programme entitled ‘Cuirm@Celtic’ has commenced broadcasting already on BBC Alba TV, with Episode 1* - featuring Irish-American folk supergroup ‘Solas’ -  first being shown Saturday 26 January and repeated on Friday 1 February; and Episode 2 (the 40th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring a cast of musicians with links to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Featuring Alasdair Fraser, Fergie MacDonald and Margaret Stewart...and Julie herself!)being broadcast first on Saturday 2 February from 9.00 – 10.00pm (& repeated Sunday 3 February at 11.00pm)

 

Check out when all 5 Episodes are being broadcast (including repeat showings) via the BBC Alba TV Schedules: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules   

 

* If you missed Episode 1 with ‘Solas’ at the Old Fruitmarket, you can still see it via the BBC iPlayer via this link (and all other Episodes will also be available on the iPlayer once first broadcast):

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qds00/Cuirm__Celtic_2012_13_Episode_1/






Jan 28 2013

“BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’ – 30 January 2013 ”

As previously posted, and in addition to all her recent Concert performances so far at this years’ amazing Celtic Connections, Julie is delighted and honoured, to once again, be co-presenting the BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’.

 

The ‘Folk Awards’ is the annual awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the best in folk music from the previous 12 months. Hosted by Mark Radcliffe and Julie, the 2013 event will take place for the first time in Glasgow, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. The awards will be broadcast and streamed, live on BBC Radio 2 (see details below) and will feature live performances from a number of both new and established folk artists.

 

Radio 2's Folk Awards is one of the jewels in the network's musical calendar, and is now in its fourteenth year. Previous ceremonies have featured live performances from artists including James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Laura Marling, Bellowhead and Don McLean who was honored last year with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Once again this year, Radio 2 listeners and fans of all the artists performing, those nominated for awards and of Julie (of course!) are able to attend the event, which will be held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 7.15pm.  Further information about this superb event can be found via the following link:

http://www.celticconnections.com/Events/Pages/Event.aspx?ev=584&ty=Folk

 
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What a fantastic show it was last night at the Awards Ceremony and if you listened to it on BBC Radio 2, or watched it (live via the BBC website or on the BBC red button), you will hopefully agree!!   Glasgow and Celtic Connections embraced the Folk Awards and gave a full-on Scottish welcome to all performers, nominees and Award winners alike.  Julie and Mark Radcliffe were also afforded the same treatment as they did a superb job of hosting the event.
If you missed the show, or even if you listened to it/watched it last night, you can see full details of the line-up, video clips of all the ‘best bits’ (live performances on the night), photo gallery, list of all the Award winners, etc, and best of all; you can also watch the entire Awards Ceremony from the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ps9dy
If you want to go directly to the full show video, click on this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qnp39    
 
In addition, highlights of the Awards Ceremony will be shown on BBC Alba TV on Saturday 2 February from 10.00 - 11.00pm.
The following article has been published by The Scotsman.com which gives a full account of the night and lists the Award winners, etc:






Jan 12 2013

“Happy New Year Everyone & What a Start – 3 Award Nominations for ‘Brave’ and Julie at Celtic Connections & the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards!!”

Bliadhna mhath ùr dhuibh uile! Agus mòran dhiubh. Happy New Year everyone.
 

Happy New Year Everyone & What a Start........... 3 Award Nominations for ‘Brave’ and Julie at Celtic Connections & the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards!!

 

Following an amazing 2012, Julie is looking forward to another busy and exciting year ahead in 2013 and it all starts this month; with 3 amazing Award nominations for Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’; several performances at the World famous premier winter Music Festival that is ‘Celtic Connections 2013’ and co-presenting the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The Festival, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary, starts on Thursday 17 January 2013 and runs through until Sunday 3 February 2013.

 

‘Brave’ Award Nominations:

 

Although Julie has sadly, not made the shortlisted nominations for ‘Best Original Song’ at the Oscars for ‘Touch the Sky’ from the Disney-Pixar animated movie ‘Brave’, she is delighted and honoured that the box office smash hit movie has now been nominated for 3 major Awards for ‘Best Animated Feature Film’ at the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards (on 13 January 2013), the BAFTA Awards (on 10 February 2013) and the Academy Awards - Oscars (on 24 February 2013).
 
 
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Brave scoops the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Animated Feature Film' 
 
What a fantastic start to the 'Awards Campaign' as Disney-Pixar's 'Brave' won the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Animated Feature Film' at last night's glittering, star studded Ceremony in Beverley Hills, California.   This is Disney-Pixar's 6th Golden Globe win in 7 years and Julie is absolutely delighted for all connected to the film and honoured to be associated with its success.  For more news see: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/film/golden-globes-brave-scoops-best-animated-film-award-1-2735806
 
For the full list of Golden Globe Award winners, see: http://www.goldenglobes.org/2012/12/nominations-2013/
 
 
Julie is to be involved in the following 3 Concerts; and the Radio 2 Folk Awards; all @ Celtic Connections 2013:  
See this related article published online by STV today (22 January 2012):
 
The Opening Night 20th Celebration Concert – 17 January 2013:
To celebrate 20 years of Celtic Connections, this opening night Gala Concert (to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 January 2013 in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) will see artists who have performed over the years, taking part in what will be a night not to be missed. Julie will be joining artists such as Sheena Wellington, Eddi Reader, the newly re-formed Flook, Cara Dillon, Capercaillie, Chris Stout, Finlay MacDonald, Phil Cunningham, the Scottish Power Pipe Band and a specially-convened festival string ensemble helmed by Greg Lawson.
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Julie was at the forefront of the highly successful 20th Celebration 'Opening Concert' last night at Celtic Connections (17 Jan).....see the following 4 star review in The Scotsman and the online article in The Herald (both 18 Jan):
 
Showcase Concert at Celtic Connections to Celebrate 40 years of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO) – 19 January 2013:
As part of the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO) 40th Anniversary in 2013, Celtic Connections is to present a special ‘SMO 40th Anniversary Festival Concert’ as part of next year’s programme, in honour of Sabhal Mòr and the critical role it plays as the National Centre for the Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, and to pay tribute to and to celebrate the contribution which the institution has made to the cultural life of Scotland over these last forty years.
The concert will be held on Saturday 19th January at 7.30pm in the City Halls, Glasgow.

Julie is of course delighted to be included in the line-up for this special concert which brings together some of the most outstanding performers of their generations; all of whom have or have had very strong links with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig over the years; either as students, tutors, musicians in residence or those international artists who have played a major part in extending the reach of Sabhal Mòr as an international centre, through key partnerships.

Among the host of musical stars appearing along with Julie on the night will be Fergie MacDonald, Margaret Stewart, James Graham, Allan MacDonald, Decker Forrest, Mary Ann Kennedy and Dàimh. The ‘house band’ will also be a veritable who’s who of top Scottish traditional musicians with Allan Henderson, Iain MacDonald, Angus Nicholson, Ingrid Henderson, Andrew MacPherson, Murdo Cameron and Alasdair White.

Julie said: “It’s an honour for me to be taking part in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s 40th Anniversary Concert, and I’m looking forward to joining old and new friends from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on stage. My ties with the college have grown over the years, from when I first attended the college as a student in 2000 to a more recent post-graduate course which I completed last year. I am also happy to further strengthen those ties through my new Music Residency at heritage initiative, Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches which is based at the college.”

To see the full Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Press Release about this special concert, visit: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/naidheachdan/cuirm-chiuil-shonraichte-aig-celtic-connections

For more general details/information about Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, visit: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

 
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Two excellent Reviews by STV and The Scotsman's online service at  - lifestyle.scotsman.com (4 Star)........
 

 

Heidi Talbot – ‘Angels Without Wings’ – New Album Launch – 27 January 2013:
Julie is also delighted to be joining her good friend and fellow highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Kildare-born Heidi Talbot (http://www.heiditalbot.com), for this special ‘Celtic Connections’ concert to officially launch Heidi’s new Album ‘Angels Without Wings’. Accompanied by John McCusker, Ian Carr, Ewen Vernal, Phil Cunningham and Louis Abbott, this superb Concert will be held on Sunday 27 January 2013 (8.00pm) in the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.

For full Programme details/information and how to book tickets (some of which will be limited at this stage as concerts are selling out fast!!!), etc, for each of the above and indeed, all Celtic Connections 2013’ Concerts, please visit: http://www.celticconnections.com

 

BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’ – Glasgow – Wednesday 30 January 2013:

In addition to the above listed 3 Concerts, Julie is delighted and honoured, to also once again, be co-presenting the BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Awards 2013’.

 

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards is the annual awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the best in folk music from the previous 12 months. Hosted by Mark Radcliffe and our very own Julie, the 2013 event will take place for the first time in Glasgow, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. The awards will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and will feature live performances from a number of both new and established folk artists. Radio 2's Folk Awards is one of the jewels in the network's musical calendar, and is now in its fourteenth year. Previous ceremonies have featured live performances from artists including James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Laura Marling, Bellowhead and Don McLean who was honored last year with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Once again this year, Radio 2 listeners and fans of Julie, etc, will be able to attend the event, which will be held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 7.15pm. Tickets, which went on sale at 8pm on Wednesday 21st November 2012 (as we previously posted) via the Celtic Connections online & telephone box offices:

 
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards will be streamed live via the website or on the BBC red button from 7.30 – 10.00pm on Wednesday 30 January 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ps9dy
Recent article about the Awards being hosted by Celtic Connections, in the Scotsman's online 'Lifestyle.com' section: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music/news-and-features/folk-awards-to-be-hosted-by-celtic-connections-1-2751833






Dec 27 2012

“‘Touch the Sky’ from ‘Brave’ – Now Included in Long-list of 7 ‘Songs’ for an Oscar ”

Julie is delighted with the news that ‘Touch the Sky’ (by Alex Mandell) which she sang in the soundtrack of this year’s blockbuster Disney-Pixar animated movie ‘Brave’, has now been included in the long-list of 7, in the ‘Songs’ category for an Oscar at the upcoming Awards.

Further details are included in ‘The Scotsman’ article as follows:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/film/julie-fowlis-in-running-for-oscar-with-song-from-brave-1-2708019

 






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