Nov 01 2012

“Julie Shortlisted for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards & Involved in Gaelic Language Masterclasses with Sandra Murray, MBE.”

10th MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards:

Further to yesterday’s official announcement of the 10th MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards shortlisted nominations for 2012, Julie is absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the category for ‘Trad Music in the Media’ (for ‘Brave’).

The prestigious annual event honours and celebrates the achievements of Scotland’s traditional musicians and 2012 will be the most important year in the event’s history, as it marks its 10th anniversary.

The public can now vote for this year’s winners across 16 categories by logging online at and we would especially encourage all fans of Julie and of course ‘Brave’, to please vote for her. 


We are also delighted to confirm that one of Julie’s band members and highly acclaimed fiddler, Duncan Chisholm (, has been shortlisted for the category ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ and we would urge all fans to post a vote for Duncan also please!!


The winner of each category will be the artist who receives an equal combination of the most industry and fan votes.  Public voting will close on Wednesday 21st November and all winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney on Saturday 8th December at the Nevis Centre, Fort William, Highland, Scotland.


Music fans can secure a place at the event now by buying tickets from the Nevis Centre by calling 01397 700 707 or by logging onto    Entertainment will be provided throughout the night by some of the country’s top Trad stars including The Treacherous Orchestra, Karine Polwart, Inveraray and District Pipe Band and the Gordon Duncan Experience.


Gaelic Language Masterclasses:

Julie is delighted to be working with top Inverness based couturier Sandra Murray MBE, as they present 2 special Masterclasses for aspiring fashion designers, in the Gaelic language, with the first being held today (1 November) and the second on 7 November.

Entitled ‘An t-àm agam air a’ bhrat dhearg’ (‘My red carpet moment’), the 2 Masterclasses, which will be free of charge, are supported and funded by Commun na Gàidhlig under its Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) contract, and are aimed at Gaelic-speaking secondary school pupils aged 14 and above, and Gaelic language students wishing to specialise in fashion and textiles.
Sandra created a stunning capsule wardrobe for Julie for her red carpet appearances for the Global Premiers of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ this summer (**see further related 'STOP PRESS NEWS' item below**) and the resulting designs have been seen by an audience of millions.  Julie, dressed and styled by Sandra, also took part in a professional photoshoot, with Royal Photographer, John Swannell at a private castle by the shores of Loch Ness. Now young people can find out how it all came about from the couturier herself, at these special Masterclasses, which will be conducted in Gaelic language at Sandra’s Inverness studio, and will give an invaluable insight into the world of fashion and the challenges designers face.  Julie will be present to answer any questions relating to this unique collaboration.
Full details about the Masterclasses (in both Gaelic and English), are available from the following link:




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Hamilton & Inches ‘Brave’ Necklace to be Auctioned for Charity Today – 3 November

To celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’s ‘Brave’ this summer, Royal Warrant Holders, Hamilton & Inches, created a unique ‘Brave’ inspired necklace which was worn on the red carpet at the European Premiere of the film in Edinburgh by Julie.  To see images of Julie and the Necklace and more details about the auction, etc, please visit the H&I website at:

The pendant is being auctioned off today (3 November 2012) in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH); which is Disney-Pixar’s charity of choice and an incredibly worthy cause.

The pendant will be in good company as the auction includes prizes such as; the chance to spend a weekend at the beautiful Moët & Chandon château in Epernay, France, a private practice session plus meet and greet with a top ATP player at the O2, tickets to the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and tea with supermodel Kate Moss. For more information about the event and the auction, please visit the GOSH website at:     



Oct 05 2012

“Media News......Julie Features in Major TV & Radio Shows & in the Press!”

PBS (US - Public Broadcasting Service) TV Documentary:

Julie is delighted to announce the broadcast tonight (Friday 5 October) at 9.00pm, of the US Broadcasting Service’s programme ‘Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders’ Episode 2 which includes an excellent documentary featuring Julie and her husband and fellow musician, Éamon Doorley.

Julie said “The documentary is a glimpse into how we make our music, why, and how we juggle family and working life. The programme also examines the current place of the Gaelic language and traditional music as the political landscape of Scotland changes.”   Excited about this superb feature, Julie added, “We are also delighted to be featured in this programme alongside the amazing Wynton Marsalis, Youssou N'Dour and Of Monsters and Men.”

The PBS website is and for ease of viewing for those outwith the USA who might not be able to see the programme tonight; the following is the direct link to the main documentary featuring Julie & family:

Part of the documentary touches on Julie, Éamon and highly acclaimed fiddler Duncan Chisholm (from Julie’s band), practising their music at home.  However, you can see a full version of them performing the track that was used in the initial US TV advert for the Disney- Pixar animated blockbuster movie ‘Brave’ (during the Oscars Ceremony back in February), namely; Tha Mo Ghaol Air Aird A' Chuan' ('My Love is on the High Seas' – from Julie’s Award Winning debut Album ‘mar a tha mo chridhe’ which is now available as a re-mastered release).  Here is the PBS ‘Quick Hit’ link:


Interview on SoundCloud ‘The World’ Programme:

As a forerunner to the above programme, and prior to her performing at the Ryder Cup in Chicago last weekend, Julie spoke to Marco Werman (also Producer on PBS’ Sound Tracks’ programme above) on his ‘The World’ programme, about the importance of Scottish identity and culture as well as her music that was featured in the Disney-Pixar film ‘Brave’.  You can listen to the full interview via this link:


USA – Spring Tour 2013:

Julie recently announced details of her USA Spring Tour dates in April 2013 and full details can be found at the website ‘Tour Dates’ page:  

BBC Radio Scotland – ‘Stark Talk’ – Tuesday 9 October:

We are also delighted to confirm that Julie will be speaking exclusively to Edi Stark who presents the Sony Award winning ‘Stark Talk’ interview programme on BBC Radio Scotland (92-95 FM & 810 AM), on Tuesday 9 October at 2.05pm (repeated on Sunday 14 October at 4.30pm (FM only)).  If you missed it, you can catch up with the interview on the BBC Radio iPlayer via this link:
Famous Beatles Fans Choose the Bands’ Best Song:
Julie was delighted to be asked to join fellow musicians, artists, critics and writers to pick their favourite ever Beatles track; see what she (and all the others!) said in this article in yesterday’s Telegraph:


Julie’s Perthshire Amber Festival Concert on 29 October – NOW SOLD OUT!!

This is just to let all fans know that Julie’s forthcoming Perthshire Amber Festival concert at Blair Castle on Monday 29 October is now SOLD OUT.  Julie is very much looking forward to seeing all those who have tickets for the concert, on the night.   For those lucky enough to be going on the night or to the Festival generally, check out this Festival promotional video (and spot Julie performing along with Dougie Maclean himself in 2010!!):



































Sep 28 2012

“Julie to Perform During Ryder Cup Closing Ceremony”

Two of Scotland’s most renowned musicians, namely, our very own Julie Fowlis and violinist Nicola Benedetti ( ) will team up during the official Closing Ceremony of The 2012 Ryder Cup for what will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting pairings at the Medinah Country Club near Chicago.

Julie (accompanied by Donald Shaw, John Doyle & Duncan Chisholm) along with Nicola, will be performing a brand new collaboration of traditional Gaelic material; accompanying a film showcasing the very best of Scotland; to an estimated TV audience of some 500 million Worldwide (including a live slot in the UK on Sky Sports and NBC in the United States) at the Closing Ceremony of the Ryder Cup on Sunday evening (30 September).

This important part of the Closing Ceremony, will officially recognise Scotland as the Host Nation of The Ryder Cup, which will take place at The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire in September 2014.

Finally, carrying on from the ‘Brave’ Premieres, etc, Julie continues her 2012 collaboration with top Scottish couturier Sandra Murray MBE ( for her Ryder Cup performance, where she will wear a stunning riding style frock coat in USA St Andrews tartan, by Lochcarron of Scotland.

See this Ryder Cup news link for more details   


An amazing and historic comeback victory for the European Team saw them retaining the Ryder Cup last night and although we will have more news to follow about Julie's performance during the Closing Ceremony.........for news of how last night unfolded, including the official handover to Scotland for 2014, see the following link to the BBC News:   and also the latest 'Ryder Cup News' from VisitScotland via this link:
Check out the official VisitScotland promotional Video showing that Scotland is already preparing to host the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perthshire in is entitled 'Ryder Cup 2014 - Scotland, The Home of Golf' and features Julie's song 'Puirt-a-beul' from her second highly acclaimed studio Album 'Cuilidh' (Track 5), on the soundtrack.





















Sep 10 2012

“Naidheachd | News: 10/08/12”

We can now finally announce that Julie's debut album 'mar a tha mo chridhe' (as my heart is) which was orignally released in 2005, has now been carefully remastered and repackaged, and is available to buy or download directly from Julie here on the site at our store.  This album features the track 'Tha mo ghaol air àird a' chuain' (my love is on the high seas) which was selected by Disney Pixar for use in the TV and trailer campaign for their new 3D animated blockbuster film 'Brave'.  It will be made available as a studio master quality download shortly also.

Julie is looking forward to performing with the 'dual' project - featuring Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Éamon Doorley and Ross Martin at the Blas festival in Eden Court on Thursday 13th September.  For full details of the concert and booking online see here.  This is the one opportunity to see them live this year, and the concert features a host of amazing talent from all over Scotland including Emily Smith, Maeve MacKinnon and Eilidh MacKenzie with Coisir G, so snap up those last remaining tickets! 

The weekend saw Julie performing the National Anthem 'Flower of Scotland' for the Scottish Football Team ahead of their first World Cup Qualifier game at Hampden Stadium.  She gave a passionate rendition of the anthem, and the almost 50,000 strong support sang every note along with her!  Julie continued with her recent fashion collaboration and wore a Sandra Murray frockcoat in Modern Caledonia tartan.  Click here to see Julie's performance, and click here to navigate to Sandra's website to find out more about this top Scottish couturier.

Aug 24 2012

“Sky Arts/BBC Radio 2/HolyMoly/Ryder Cup”

Julie, along with Mark Radcliffe and Zoe Ball present the highlights of Cambridge Folk Festival programme for Sky Arts HD this evening at 10pm. While she was there Julie also managed to squeeze in a chat with Mike Harding, which was featured on his show on Wednesday August 22nd. You can hear the interview, where Julie discusses her involvement with 'Brave...
' plus her other projects 'Heisgeir' and her residency at 'Tobar an Dualchais', on the BBC website on the listen again service at the link below. You can also follow one of the links below to see a fun wee video Julie, Éamon and Duncan filmed for the guys at 'Holy Moly'.

Perhaps the biggest news this week is the announcement that Julie will travel to Chicago to take part in the Ryder Cup next month (not in the golf, admittedly) but more news about that coming soon.

Cambridge Folk Fest Highlights: listings

Mike Harding Interview: episode/b01m0mqy/ Mike_Harding_With_Julie_Fowlis/

Holy Moly Video of Julie: watch?v=TJFcbHOgXOc

BBC announcement re Ryder Cup: uk-scotland-scotland-business-1 9353505

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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