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Aug 01 2011

“Julie on the High Seas with Cape Farewell Expedition 2011.”

Julie is thrilled to be part of the 'Cape Farewell Expedition 2011' when she joins the ship next week (commencing 1 August) and as previously reported, she will be posting regular updates on her Twitter account before, during (if possible, depending on limited internet access!) and after her week on board, where (weather permitting) she will sail to Uist, The Monach Islands and St Kilda.

 

The crew of 10 (which has rotated weekly throughout July) is made up of island artists, storytellers, film makers, playwrights, architects, designers, musicians, community leaders, social scientists, ecologists, marine biologists, oceanographers, poets, acclaimed Gaelic singers (one of whom is Julie!) and a Michelin-starred chef.

Background:

 

In 2001 the artist David Buckland created Cape Farewell to instigate a cultural response to climate change. A small team works alongside partners and collaborators at the centre of an ambitious programme of activity with climate science at its core. Cape Farewell has brought together leading artists, writers, scientists, educators and media for a series of expeditions to hot spots of climate change. Together they have mapped, measured and been inspired by this awesome environment and have endeavoured to bring home stories and artworks that tell how a warming planet is impacting on the wilderness and us.  

After eight journeys to the high Arctic and one to the Peruvian Amazon, 'the team' have brought the notion and experience of expedition home to the UK, with an exploration of island ecologies and cultures, and of the strategies for sustainable and resilient futures being implemented across the Scottish Western Isles.  In July/August, 'Cape Farewell' embarks on its biggest project yet, in partnership with Cove Park: a month-long expedition by boat across the Scottish Islands; from Oban across the Western Isles of Scotland to Lewis.

We all wish Julie and the Expedition, every success and hope that the weather and sea conditions are favourable to her and her fellow crew members!!!

(You can join the mailing list for expedition updates online at www.capefarewell.com ) 

 




Jul 13 2011

“Julie Announces Her 'Live at Perthshire Amber' UK Tour”

We are delighted to announce the dates and venues for Julie's UK Tour in September/October this year.  This much anticipated Tour will start with a very special 'one-off' performance by Julie, Éamon  Doorley and Tony Byrne, as part of the 'A National Treasure V' - a tribute to the late, great piper Gordon Duncan  - at The Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 24 September.  On Sunday 25 September, the full Tour proper, which will also feature Duncan Chisholm and Martin O'Neill, will get underway with a concert in picturesque Banchory and conclude in Scotland's Capital, at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 2 October.
 
This will be a very special Tour as Julie and her band will be performing not only brand new material but also lesser heard tracks, rarely performed in concert before.  The highlight of the Tour, however, will be Julie performing her 'Live at Perthshire Amber' Album and this will be a fantastic opportunity for those who have heard the Album, to 're-live' that amazing night last October in Pitlochry!!  
 
Be sure to get your tickets early as the Tour is set to sell out very quickly..............all dates, venues and ticket information can be found at Julie's 'Tour Dates' page.






Jul 08 2011

“Weekend of Festivals & TV for Julie & Band!!”

Julie and her band are having a busy weekend, performing at thFørdefestivalen in Førde, Norway tonight (8 July) and then headlining the Stonehaven Folk Festival tomorrow evening (9 July).  If you are going to be at either or both, Festivals we hope you have a great time and enjoy the music.
 
In addition, to round off the weekend, we wish to remind you that on Monday 11 July (at 8.30pm), you can see Julie and the band perform material from her Award winning album 'Uam', on the final programme of 6 programmes, in the 'Taghadh bho na Trads' series on BBC ALBA TV.   The shows have featured performances from all the winners from the 'Scots Trad Music Awards 2010' and once again, we congratulate all involved. 
 
If you don't manage to catch it on Monday, the programme will be repeated on Friday 15 July at 10.00pm and afterwards via the BBC iPlayer.
 
For further information about BBC ALBA, links to the BBC iPlayer, etc,  visit:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/







Jun 30 2011

“Fèis Rois Wins Jubilee Peoples Millions Bid!!!”

We are delighted that with your superb support and help on Tuesday........Fèis Rois; one of only six organisations in the STV North region to be shortlisted with a chance of winning up to £60,000 in the Jubilee People’s Millions (http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2011-finalists/stv-north/fonn-nam-feis), WERE THE WINNERS.........

The Charity bid for a total of £59,640 and on their behalf, Julie and her Team wish to thank everyone who voted for them.
 
With the help of this extra funding, the Fonn nam Fèis project ( http://www.feisrois.org ) will continue to improve the lives of older people across Ross-shire and Inverness by providing them with opportunities to participate in traditional music and song workshops and to explore their local culture and heritage. This lifelong learning project will engage a wide range of people in the community. Fonn nam Fèis will offer a year-round programme of activities, including: weekly instrumental classes, singing groups, and workshops in song writing and composition.





Jun 30 2011

“Julie to Perform in 'A National Treasure V' Concert”

We are delighted and honoured, to announce Julie's involvement in a very special Concert at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 24 September 2011 - 'A National Treasure V'.

'A Celebration of the Musical Spirit of Gordon Duncan', organised by the 'Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust' (
http://www.gordonduncan.co.uk), is the fifth 'National Treasure' concert and undoubtedly boasts a superb line-up:

In addition to Julie (accompanied by husband Éamon Doorley) making a long-overdue return to Perth, Celtic Fusion band, Wolfstone will headline the show in honour of their former bandmate; the great Highland piper Pipe Major Gordon Walker; the brilliant mandolin and guitar duo Wingin’ It; BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2011, Orkney fiddler Kristen Harvey; and the Scottish Power Pipe Band and others yet to be announced, will all provide a mouthwatering musical menu.

This is a very special night for all musicians involved and all who come along to enjoy a fantastic concert, so get your tickets quickly as they are already on sale from the Box Office 01738 621 031 and online at  
http://www.horsecross.co.uk









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

Cuirmean-ciùil

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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