May 24 2011

“'Lilium Julie Fowlis' ”

Much to Julie's amazement, she has just been informed that there is now a beautiful lily called 'Julie Fowlis'..............  
Cultivated by top Lily breeders Vletter & Den Haan in the Netherlands, this beautiful new lily (which is a stunning rose-pink colour) will be shown at the Chelsea Flower Show from today (Tuesday 24th May 2011), and it will appear in selected shops thereafter.  The new flower is a 'true' lily; approved by the Royal Horticultural Society in London; and the botanical (or Latin) name will be Lilium Julie Fowlis.
Julie has also been informed that upward facing lilies such as this new one in her name, symbolise luck, hope and also luxury!

May 22 2011

“Julie to Present 'Bob's Ballad Bases' on BBC Radio 2”

As part of the ongoing special season of programmes across BBC Radio 2 (& 6 Music) marking Bob Dylan's 70th birthday this month, Julie is delighted to be presenting 'Bob's Ballad Bases' on Tuesday 24 May at 10.00pm.
This one hour programme examines the influences of British and Irish folk music on Bob Dylan's work and will include contributions from a host of people involved in folk song; especially in the early 1960s.
There are plenty of different ways to hear Julie on Radio 2 so there will be one to suit you wherever you are and of course, if for any reason you do not catch the programme 'live' you can listen to it via the BBC Radio iPlayer (see 'Online' below):
  • DAB - Listed as "BBC Radio 2", "BBC R2", or "Radio 2"
  • FM - 88 - 91 FM
  • Freeview - Channel 702
  • Freesat - Channel 702
  • Sky TV - Channel 0102
  • Virgin - Channel 702
  • Online - Listen live, and listen to programmes broadcast in the past seven days here on the Radio 2 Website ( ) on the Radio Player.
  • Mobile Phones - If your mobile phone has an FM receiver, you can listen to Radio 2 on 88 - 91 FM. If it has an MP3 player you can listen to podcasts of Radio 2 programmes. Some mobile phones can also access BBC iPlayer.
  • MP3 Players (iPods and other manufacturers) Many Radio 2 programmes are available as podcasts which you can listen to on any MP3 player. Your MP3 player may also have an FM or DAB receiver, allowing you to listen live.

May 05 2011

“New musical commisson at Blas 2011 'Heisgeir'”

Coimisean r a taisbeanadh 's a snomh cmhla cel r agus stuth beul-aithriseach stidhiche air Eileanan Heisgeir.  Air a brosnachadh le na ceanglaichean teaghlaich aice fhin ris an ite, tha Julie air pos-obrach r a chur ri chile a tha foillseachadh rainn, eachdraidh agus iomadh seann sgeulachd Heisgeir.  A cleachdadh cleasan lirsinneach, aithriseach is chiil gus an obair seo a shoillseachadh, thid taic a chur ri 'Heisgeir' le na fir-chiil chliiteach Éamon Doorley, Ross Martin agus Duncan Chisholm.

Julie is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to develop a new commission by the Highland Festival 'Blas'.  This new musical work will combine newly composed and traditional material influenced by Heisgeir (or The Monach Isles as they are often referred to).  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 will feature acclaimed musicians Éamon Doorley, Ross Martin and Duncan Chisholm.

Apr 22 2011

“Nomination - Great Scot of the Year 2011”

Julie has been nominated for The Johnny Walker Blue Label Great Scot Award 2011!

This is a great honour and she is nominated alongside great Scottish names such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Chris Hoy, Billy Connolly, Robbie Coltrane, Andrew Fairlee, Edith Bowman, Tom Kitchin, The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy, Duncan Bannatyne and Ronnie Corbett to name but a few. 


Julie will be attending the gala dinner and award ceremony, on May 4th in central London.  Last years winner of this prestigious award, was Jack Vettriano, was presented with his bottle by the inaugural winner Sir Jackie Stewart, who won the prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Scotland ahead of fellow nominees including author Ian Rankin, singer Sharleen Spiteri, television presenter Kirsty Young and former Scottish rugby player Kenny Logan.


Apr 19 2011

“Dreach r air an lrach-ln / A re-vamp for our website”

Welcome to the re-vamped JF website!  Thanks to Fraser and team at Mayfin Design for the changes, and our new photos are courtesy of the talented Michelle Fowlis (Fowlis Photography). 

Aswell as the new look you'll also find a new 'Current Projects' section - check out Julie's big summer sailing adventure with Cape Farewell, plus other info on her various musical projects, TV and radio work that she does in addition to her live touring/gigs.

Keep popping back for updates and remember to join our mailing list :-)

PS Julie herself is a regular 'tweeter' - search for @juliefowlis on Twitter and follow her there.

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-Jaurs, 75019 Paris, France **SOLD OUT**

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