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Mar 08 2012

“Summer 2012: Heisgeir shows announced!”

Admist the excitement of her recent involvement in the TV advert for Disney Pixar's new animated movie 'BRAVE', which was screened during the Oscars last week, Julie is delighted to confirm three select island concert appearances this Summer with her new commission work 'Heisgeir'.  These shows include a welcome return to one of Scotland's premier festivals (and a personal favourite of Julie's!), the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis.  'Heisgeir' has been described as a blend of 'documentary and art-house movie', and was originally commissed by the Blas Festival in 2011 and performed over four nights to critical acclaim.
 
Following a sold-out show at Celtic Connections in January this year, Julie is delighted to take this new musical project to more remote areas this summer, with the support of Creative Scotland.  Julie will perform 'Heisgeir' at the Hebridean Celtic Festival and as part of Fèis an Eilein's summer series of concerts in Skye.  A further date is Uist is still to be announced formally.  'Heisgeir' also features Éamon Doorley, Duncan Chisholm and Ross Martin.
 
Julie was also planning to perform on the Island of Gigha (to celebrate 10 years of island life since the community buy-out) but unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned date has been postponed for now.

Julie is grateful to the Blas Festival, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland for their support.





Feb 28 2012

“Julie - the voice of new Disney Pixar film 'Brave' trailer”

The word is out! The new Disney Pixar film 'BRAVE' premiered the first TV advert for the movie in the US during the Oscars on Sunday. And the soundtrack? Here it is for those who missed it. We're thrilled. Julie xx

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CgPSK8oa1G4

PS The song is called 'Tha mo ghaol air àird a' chuain' (My love is on the high seas) and features on our first album 'mar a tha mo chridhe' (as my heart is).  You can listen (or download/buy!) direct from us here at the site on the store page here.
 





Feb 09 2012

“A Great Night for Julie at the BBC Radio 2 'Folk Awards 2012'”

As posted previously, Julie was honoured to co-present the BBC Radio 2 'Folk Awards 2012' with the legendary Mike Harding, last night (Wednesday 8 February). Broadcast 'live' from 'The Lowry' in Salford (Manchester), this was the first time the Awards Ceremony show had   been held outwith London; and what a night it turned out to be for all concerned!!!
With so many fantastic results and Awards handed out; including 2 'Lifetime Achievement Awards to Americam singer/songwriter Don McLean and the legends who are 'The Dubliners' (celebrating 50 years!!); it was a highly successful night for many fantastic folk bands and artists and huge congratulations go to all of them and especially to 'Folk Singer of the Year' June Tabor.
For full details of the Folk Awards programme and all the winners, and to watch the show (available now!!!!)................., visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/folk-awards-2012/
 
If you didn't manage to hear the show live, not to worry as you can also catch it for up to one week (until Wednesday 15 February - approx), via the BBC iPlayer: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bljzz/BBC_Radio_2_Folk_Awards_Radio_2_Folk_Awards_2012/)
For those, who tried to use the 'live' BBC red button facility to watch the Ceremony on Sky, Freesat and Virginmedia, unfortunately there was a fault with this last night but again highlights should also be available via this facility from tonight.  Details via this link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2012/02/whats_on_bbc_red_button_february_folk.html

 

 






Feb 05 2012

“Julie at BBC Radio 2 'Folk Awards 2012'”

BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2012 – 8 FEBRUARY 2012


Just a reminder that Julie is to co-present the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 with the legendary, Mike Harding this coming Wednesday (8 February) at 7.30pm. Coming from 'The Lowry' in Salford (Manchester), this will be the first time the Awards Ceremony show will have been held outwith London. As a previous Award winner, Julie is very much looking forward to being involved with this highly prestigious Awards Ceremony.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/folk-awards-2012/
 
Please note that this event has been SOLD OUT for some time now but not to worry if you don't manage to hear it live on Wednesday 8 February, you can catch it for up to one week afterwards on the BBC iPlayer: ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio)
Here is also a useful link for information about the 'live' BBC red button to enable you to access on Sky, Freesat, Virginmedia, etc.......: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2012/02/whats_on_bbc_red_button_february_folk.html

 

 

 






Jan 28 2012

“Julie’s ‘Heisgeir’ a Huge Hit at Celtic Connections!!”

Julie and the band staged their ‘special’ performance of her unique and highly acclaimed, ‘Blas 2011’ Commission ‘Heisgeir’, to a highly appreciative ‘sell-out’ audience at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as part of the superb Celtic Connections Festival last night (Friday 27 January).

 

The audience, just as they were at the ‘Blas Festival’ last September, was full of nothing but positive feedback and praise for Julie and her highly talented fellow musicians, after the show; for both the performance and the technical production which includes amazing effects, atmospheric filming and absolutely beautiful music all of which transports the audience immediately to the Outer Hebrides.

 

This unique musical work combines newly composed and traditional material influenced by Heisgeir (or The Monach Isles as they are often referred to locally).  Building on her own family connections to Heisgeir, Julie has taken inspiration from the geography, history and legend of these now uninhabited islands to produce a new musical work.  Using lyrical, filmic, narrative and musical devices to bring different aspects of the work to life, ‘Heisgeir’ features acclaimed musicians Éamon Doorley, Ross Martin and Duncan Chisholm.

 

At the end of this amazing performance the crowd ‘demanded’ an encore and Julie took this opportunity to announce that she is planning to take ‘Heisgeir’ on Tour to several Hebridean Islands and possibly further afield, in the summer this year.   She said that further confirmed details of the Tour will be announced very soon!!!    Watch this space................

 

 

 

 






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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