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Jun 04 2015

“Julie to Present BBC Alba TV Programme as part of BBC Music Day 2015”

The inaugural BBC Music Day takes place on Friday 5 June, and to coincide with the occasion, BBC ALBA will be showcasing a range of musical talent featuring live performances and a look at Scotland’s musical heritage.

The evening gets underway with Ceòl Air A’ Chluaidh, a concert from Pacific Quay on the River Clyde in Glasgow.  Linda MacLeod hosts the best of Scottish and Gaelic traditional music with sets from an exciting and diverse musical line-up.  The celebration of traditional music and song continues as musician and broadcaster, Mary Ann Kennedy, presents the first glimpse of Seirm, part of the BBC ALBA autumn season.

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

Tracing the continuum of Scotland’s music, Julie will take us from the formal parlour music of early recordings in the 1950s, through the populist light entertainment shows of the 60s and 70s before surveying the broad contemporary traditional music scene.

Seminal performances and key musicians form the narrative, taking in prime-time favourites such as Anne Lorne Gillies, impresario Calum Kennedy, pioneering rockers Runrig and the much-missed visionary, Martyn Bennett.  A reflection on traditional music, Stòras is a fitting way to close a stellar evening of music on BBC ALBA.

Produced by Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA, BBC Music Day gets underway on BBC ALBA on Friday 5 June from 9.00pm with Julie’s hour long Stòras programme starting at 10.30pm ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xgg9r ).

The full evening’s schedule can be seen via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcalba/programmes/schedules/2015/06/05  

BBC ALBA is available on the following platforms:

  • Sky 143 (UK)
  • Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)
  • Virgin Media 161 (UK)
  • Freesat 110 (UK)
  • BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)
  • Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)
  • BBC iPlayer

 






May 20 2015

“Julie Performing 3 Great Concerts Over Next Few Days!”

Julie is continuing with what has been a very busy but highly successful year so far, by performing at 2 excellent Festivals; and one first class World famous venue; over the next few days.

Thursday 21 May, sees Julie play the superb ‘Brighton Festival 2015’; then on Friday 22 May, she performs to a sell-out crowd at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. This very special event will see Julie featuring in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse series of 'Concerts by Candlelight'.

Then it’s ‘on the road to Morocco’ for Julie as she performs on Sunday 24 May at the 'Fez Riads' Fes Festival of World Sacred Music - 21st Edition.  A rare and unique opportunity to see Julie perform in North Africa at this special Festival; with the theme being "Fes: an African Reflection".

Full details of all 3 dates above can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page; along with details of more performance dates announced so far this year; including the  ‘2015 Harrogate Festival’ (just announced last week) and her US Tour in October, etc.

Latest News......

- Julie's concert at The Brighton Festival was a superb 5 Star hit with the audience and here is a Review that reflects just that: http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=88 

- Friday night's sell out concert at the famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was fantastic with amazing feedback via social media afterwards from many of those who were in the audience.  See the following Review: http://www.juliefowlis.com/reviews/review.php?id=89 

- Unfortunately, today's Fez Festival concert in Morocco was cut short and ultimately cancelled due to heavy rain and thunder storms!  Despite Julie's best efforts to keep performing in what was more like traditional Scottish weather, she was eventually 'rained off'!!  It was a long way to travel for such a sad outcome and Julie and the band, are so very disappointed but hope to return to this amazing Festival to perform (a full concert set) again in the future.  

(Read more about it here: http://riadzany.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/fes-festival-day-3-sunday-24th-review.html?m=1)

 






May 06 2015

“Julie Announces her USA Tour 2015 ”

Julie is delighted to announce a return tour to the US in October 2015.  Following on from her previous successful tours across the pond, Julie will be performing songs from her highly acclaimed latest studio album 'Gach sgeul' ('Every story'); as well as material from her previous award winning albums.

 

Announcing her Tour plans, Julie said "As ever, I am delighted to be returning to the USA. We will be returning to some favourite venues of ours and also travelling to some new and exciting venues and States from the last tour. It is always a joy meeting up with both old and new friends along the way and I am looking forward to seeing you all in October."

 

The Tour; which will include 17 dates, in 15 venues within a 21 day period covering 10 States; will commence on the East Coast on Thursday 8 October 2015 in St Johnsbury, Vermont, then on Friday 9 October in Burlington, Vermont, before heading south through the States of New York, Pennsylvania (3 dates), Virginia (3 dates), South Carolina, North Carolina; then way West to California (4 dates), to Utah and then ending with the final concert of the Tour on Thursday 29 October 2015 in Searcy, Arkansas.

 

Full Tour dates, venue and ticket details, etc, can be found at Julie's ‘Tour Dates’ page. *

 

(* Please note that many of the venues do not yet have Julie’s US Tour concerts listed or have tickets on sale at this early stage, but please keep checking the web-links for them as they are confirmed; and go ‘live’ in due course.)

 






May 05 2015

“Julie Heading to Ireland this week to Perform!”

Julie is very much looking forward to a run of dates in Ireland starting tomorrow night (Wednesday 6 May) in Letterkenny, then on to Baltimore, Naul and Belfast.  Earlier today Julie posted the following message via her Twitter and Facebook pages: “please share and spread the word and hope to see some of you at the shows! Julie x”

Full venue and ticket details, etc, can be found at Julie’s ‘Tour Dates’ page.

 

Julie’s Recent Radio 2 Programme Features & Radio 2 Folk Awards:

As previously posted, Julie has featured in several prominent BBC Radio 2 Programmes over the last couple of weeks as well as co-presenting (and performing at) the Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff on 21 April.   If you missed any of them, you can still listen/watch via the BBC iPLayer as follows:

Various Programmes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/a-z/by/Julie%20Fowlis/player

Folk Awards:

......... you can watch a video of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards via this iPlayer link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02p7539/bbc-radio-2-folk-awards-2015-bbc-radio-2-folk-awards-2015

 






May 01 2015

“Julie Features in RTÉ lyric fm Radio Programme - ‘Vocal Chords – An Odyssey of the Voice’ ”

Vocal Chords is a new five part music feature series for RTÉ lyric fm presented by singer larla Ó’Lionáird (The Gloaming) exploring the global story of the human voice. Iarla shares his odyssey of the voice in song and asks ‘why do we sing and what happens when we do?’  Is singing our primary language before words divide us, and why do we sing in both times of joy and sorrow?

Julie, who thoroughly enjoyed chatting to renowned Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird for this exciting new series, features in Episode 1 – “The Noise Before Meaning and The Sounds Before Singing” which starts tonight (Friday 1 May) at 7.00pm on RTÉ Lyric fm    (http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/).

Episode 1 of Vocal Chords explores the idea that, as anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen says, to look at the voice is to look at what it means to be human, while New York vocalist Meredith Monk talks of singing as joining the “world vocal family”. Larla Ó’Lionáird explores our journey of voice and sound – and finds what unites us and divides us.

In addition to Julie, voices you hear include singers Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, Frances Black, Polina Shepherd, Meredith Monk anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen and ethnomusicologist Jaime Jones.

Episode 1 will also be streamed live on their website at: http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/ and if you miss it you can catch up online after it airs on http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/ 

 

Julie’s Recent Radio 2 Programme Features & Radio 2 Folk Awards:

As previously posted, Julie has featured in several prominent BBC Radio 2 Programmes over the last couple of weeks as well as co-presenting (and performing at) the Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff on 22 April.   If you missed any of them, you can still listen/watch via the BBC iPLayer as follows:

Various Programmes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/a-z/by/Julie%20Fowlis/player

Folk Awards:

......... you can watch a video of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards via this iPlayer link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02p7539/bbc-radio-2-folk-awards-2015-bbc-radio-2-folk-awards-2015






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

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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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