Oct 31 2011
“Julie's USA Tour Going Well Despite Freak Snow Storms!”
Julie's US Tour got off to a fantastic start with three great opening gigs in Hillside (MI), Fairfield (CT) and Bryn Mawr (PA) before, the fourth concert in Bethlehem (PA), unfortunately, had to be cancelled due to severe weather conditions!!!
As most fans will know, freak but very severe snowstorms hit the USA's East Coast at the weekend, from the mid-Atlantic to New England, creating severe disruption and mayhem along the way. With roads and transport links all badly effected; power lines and trees falling down; people being killed and injured as a direct result; and powercuts over many States, etc, the Promoters at the Musikfest Cafe' in Bethlehem had no real option but to reluclantly cancel Julie's concert on Saturday night (29 October). We are so sorry that all those with tickets for this concert have missed out on a very special 'experience' but we are sure that everyone will fully understand the decision that was reached in such extreme circumstances. Please contact the venue direct to get further information on ticket refunds, etc.
Thankfully, the next show at the Alden Theatre (McLean Community Center) in Mclean, Virginia, on Sunday 30 October went ahead successfully and all had a superb night!!!
Julie and the band, are now safely travelling on to Colorado for their next 3 concerts (on 2nd, 4th & 5th Nov) as part of the 'Music of the Scottish Isles' Tour and will then travel to perform in Wyoming (6th Nov), then back to Virginia for 2 further concerts (on 9th & 10th Nov); ending in style on Friday 11 November in Asheville, North Carolina.
Despite the bad weather and the forced cancellation last Saturday night, Julie and the lads, are very much enjoying being back on the road in the USA and meeting so many 'appreciative' fans during the Tour. It might not be too late to check out availability of tickets for all venues still included on the Tour, so hurry if you want to see Julie and the band at a venue near you? Full details of all remaining Tour dates, can be found via the website 'Tour Dates' page.
Oct 26 2011
“Julie's USA Tour is now Underway!!”
Julie's much anticipated USA Tour this Autumn has now begun!!
Julie and the band, will be kicking off the 'Music of the Scottish Isles' Tour tonight ( Wednesday 26 October) in Hillsdale, Michigan; followed by a further 11 dates (in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, etc); ending in style on Friday 11 November in Asheville, North Carolina.
Julie and the lads, are very much looking forward to being back on the road in the USA and meeting many fans during the Tour and although we have been hearing from many of them in advance, who all say they have their tickets secured; it is not too late to check out availability of tickets for all venues; full details can be found via the website 'Tour Dates' page.
Oct 17 2011
“The Countdown to Julie's USA Tour has Begun!!”
The countdown to Julie's much anticipated USA Tour this Autumn has now begun!!
Julie and the band, will be kicking off the 'Music of the Scottish Isles' Tour in Hillsdale, Michigan on Wednesday 26 October; performing a total of 12 dates (in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, etc) and ending in style on Friday 11 November in Asheville, North Carolina.
Julie and the lads, are very much looking forward to meeting many US fans during the Tour and although we have been hearing from many of them in advance, who all say they have their tickets secured; to make sure you get your tickets organised well in advance, full details can be found via the website 'Tour Dates' page.
Oct 06 2011
“Julie to feature on a Christmas CD which will raise funds for Highland Hospice”
Brìgh na Nollaig, which translates as 'Essence of Christmas', is made up of a selection of beautiful gaelic carols and features the talents of Julie Fowlis, Kathleen MacInnes, Bruce MacGregor, James Graham, Caledonian Canal Ceilidh Trail, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Iain MacDonald, Margaret Stewart, Maggie MacDonald, Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir-Nis, Paul McCallum, Lews Castle College, Flying Fiddles, Inverness Gaelic Choir, Andy May and more.
The stunning carols, which were donated to Highland Hospice by Eyeline Media Ltd and MG ALBA, were originally recorded for broadcast on BBC Alba as part of their watch night services. None of the featured musicians will receive a fee. This means that all profit from sales will help Highland Hospice to deliver palliative care to patients and their families all over the Highlands, free of charge.
Oct 03 2011
“Julie's Tour a Great Success”
Julie rounded off her short but sweet 'home-soil' 7 concert Tour with a great gig last night in The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, with the enthusiastic crowd asking for more of the same!!!
This much anticipated Tour which started with a very special 'one-off' performance by Julie as part of the 'A National Treasure V' - a tribute to the late, great piper Gordon Duncan - at a packed Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 24 September; moved on to a sold-out Woodend Barn in Banchory on Sunday 25 September, and then went from Inverness to excellent nights in Durham, Kendal and Dunfermline before concluding last night (Sunday 2 October) in Edinburgh.
Julie, with her excellent band (Éamon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Duncan Chisholm and Martin O'Neill) has been most warmly received at all venues and she wants to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along to all the concerts.
Julie, speaking last night in Edinburgh said “this has been a very special Tour as I, along with the band, have been performing some lesser heard tracks, rarely performed live in concert before, but the highlight was to be able to perform our 'Live at Perthshire Amber' Album material – all of which was recorded in one night in Pitlochry last October and launched at Celtic Connections in January 2011”.
Julie and the band will have a well earned break now before getting ready to Tour in the USA later this month and into November. More news on this to follow but meantime, all Tour dates, venues and ticket information can be found at the 'Tour Dates' page.