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Jul 29 2015

“Julie & Québécois quartet Le Vent du Nord in Superb Double Billing! ”


We are delighted to announce  an exciting ‘Northern Arc Sessions’ double billing featuring Julie & her band & Quebec’s finest quartet Le Vent du Nord, at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Sunday 13 September 2015 at 7.30pm.

This will be a superb concert not to be missed as in addition to this exciting double billing, there will be some special collaborations on the night!

Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.

Announcing this special date, Julie said “I am very much looking forward to this performance with Le Vent du Nord. We have been friends since we first met on tour in Canada over 10 years ago. This Northern Arc concert affords us an opportunity to collaborate and explore Gaelic and Québécois music and song for this one special performance.”


Tickets are now on sale and full details can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page or by checking out the following link:


http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/northern-arc-sessions-julie-fowlis-le-vent-du-nord







Jul 22 2015

“Series of Superb ‘Festival’ Performances for Julie Starting This Coming Weekend!”

This weekend sees the start of a superb run of ‘live’ Festival performances by Julie and her band, starting in beautiful Harrogate on Saturday 25 July, before heading over to ‘The Emerald Isle’ – Ireland, for the ‘Ireland FolkFest’ in Killarney, Co Cork on Sunday 26 July.

A reminder of all the upcoming Festivals in July, August and September, is set out below but full details can be found at Julie’s website ‘Tour Dates’ page:

 

25 July 2015  -  ‘2015 Harrogate Festival’ - Harrogate, Yorkshire. England.  

26 July 2015  -  'Ireland Folkfest’ - Killarney, Co. Kerry. Ireland.

6 August 2015  - 'Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015' - Sidmouth, East Devon. England.

9 August 2015  -  'Party at the Palace' - Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

12 September 2015  - 'Blas Festival 2015' (Grand Finale Concert) – Inverness, Scotland.





Jul 06 2015

“Julie to Feature in ‘Special’ Grand Finale Concert at the Blas Festival 2015 ”

Blas Grand Finale 2015 – “Òran: A Celebration of the Songs of Runrig”

 

Chan eil còmhlan eile ann aig an robh uibhir de bhuaidh ri Runrig.  Bidh na h-òrain aca, a chaidh a sgrìobhadh le na bràthairean Dòmhnallach Calum agus Ruaraidh, aig cridhe cuirme shònraichte  “Òran: A fàilteachadh òrain Runrig” a bhios mar Chuirm-Criochnachaidh air Blas 2015.  Thèid seo a chumail ann an Theatar na h-Ìompaireachd an Inbhir Nis air Disathairne, Sultain 12 (7.30pm).

Tha a’ mhòr-chuid de na bhios ag a’ chuirm “Òran” air a bhith ag obair còmhla ri Runrig thar nam bliadhnaichean no a’ cleachdadh an cuid òrain bho na 1970an agus nam measg bidh Julie (còmhla ri Eamonn Doorley & Tony Byrne), Cathy Anna Nic a’ Phì agus an còmhlan Mànran, a tha ann an iomadach dòigh a’ leantainn an làraich Runrig.  Còmhla riutha uile air an oidhche bidh grunn de luchd-ciùil nam Fèisean a tha le dlùth-cheangal ri Fèis Blas.   

 

Few bands have had a bigger influence on Gaelic song than Runrig.  The songs, written by founder member brothers Calum and Rory MacDonald, will feature in a specially commissioned event “Òran: A celebration of the songs of Runrig” which will be the Grand Finale of Blas 2015.  This takes place at the Eden Court Empire Theatre in Inverness on Saturday September 12th at 7.30pm.

The artistes appearing in “Òran” have all either used Runrig material or collaborated with the band since it was formed in the 1970s and will include Julie (with husband Eamon Doorley & Tony Byrne), Cathy Anne MacPhee and Mànran, who are in many ways following in the footsteps of the Gaelic-rock trailblazers.  They will be accompanied on the evening by an ensemble of musicians from the Fèis movement, which is inextricably linked with the Blas Festival.

 






Jun 18 2015

“Julie Confirmed to Perform at Inaugural Ireland ‘Folkfest Killarney’”

We are delighted to confirm that Julie will be performing at the inaugural ‘Folkfest Killarney’ in beautiful Co.Kerry, Ireland next month. 

This is sure to be a fantastic weekend of folk music with a superb line-up (including Julie's husband, Éamon Doorley's band Danú!) over 3 days (24 – 26 July); with Julie rounding off the Festival on a high on the Sunday night!  Tickets now on sale via Festival website link below; plus full details are listed in Julie's 'Tour Dates' page:     http://folkfestkillarney.com/julie-fowlis/






Jun 06 2015

“Julie’s Music to Feature in Latest Version of new Interactive Computer Game ”

We are excited to confirm that Julie has partnered with inXile Entertainment to produce music for ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ which is inXile’s next major CRPG project.

Returning on the 30th anniversary of the first title of this renowned computer game, ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ looks to enrich the city of Skara Brae; and the setting of the original trilogy; by heavily investing it with touches and influence of Scottish culture and music.

The original ‘The Bard’s Tale’ was a surprise hit in 1985, putting Interplay on the map and launching the career of Brian Fargo. Now, 30 years later, inXile has full access to the name and contents of the original ‘The Bard’s Tale’, making it possible to make a true sequel to the originals, living up to the rich dungeon crawler heritage it helped build.

 “We couldn’t be more excited to involve someone of Julie’s immense talent and experience,” says Brian Fargo, CEO. “Her music and background add a truly authentic Gaelic touch that will help us perfect the atmosphere and presentation of The Bard’s Tale IV.”

In response, Julie said “Éamon and I are delighted to have contributed music for the iconic game Bard's Tale.  For us, it has been a fascinating journey exploring and creating music, drawing from the depths of our ancient Scottish Gaelic tradition, and marrying it with the fantasy world of a renowned computer game, now 30 years old.”

Check ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’ website for more details and/or to view both the inXile promotional video and a superb launch video featuring Julie’s music:

inXile web link:  http://bardstale.inxile-entertainment.com/

Direct link to the promotional video featuring Julie’s music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVB6dSckvJI&feature=player_embedded#t=164

Latest.......see this article in The Scotsman - 17 June : http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/bard-s-tale-iv-game-steeped-in-scottish-folklore-1-3801638  

Julie’s BBC Alba TV Programme for BBC Music Day:

As previously posted, Julie presented a special programme last night (Friday 5 June) on BBC Alba TV as part of the BBC’s Music Day.  To coincide with the occasion, BBC Alba TV showcased a range of musical talent featuring live performances and a look at Scotland’s musical heritage.

To round off the musical evening, Julie presented Stòras, which was a personal journey through Scotland’s musical archives. In addition to the musicians and singers who influenced Julie, Stòras was a showcase for almost seven decades of musical talent that make up a large part of Scotland’s television and film archives.

If you missed this superb programme last night, you can now see it again when repeated on BBC Alba TV on Friday 12 June at 9.00pm and/or on the BBC iPlayer via this direct link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xgg9r




Julie with the brilliant Québécois quartet 'Le Vent du Nord' perform “Noces Tragique”.

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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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