Julie Fowlis
 
 
Live ~ TEMPLE BAR TRAD FESTIVAL

2007 Julie Fowlis Irish Shows

“cuilidh”
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Fowlis
www.juliefowlis.com ::: www.myspace.com/juliefowlis ::: www.templebartrad.com
Live ~ TEMPLE BAR TRAD FESTIVAL (Dublin)
Saturday 26th January 2008 | The Button Factory
Also Featuring Paul Brock & Enda Scahill

8.30 pm Admission: € 22.50 www.tickets.ie/templebartrad
"CD of the Week"; 4 Stars - Irish Times 'The Ticket'
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards -Horizon Award Winner 2006 ~ Singer of the Year 2007
Featured on "Later...With Jools Holland"

“cuilidh” - Out Now on Spit & Polish, a division of Shoeshine Records

Following her stunning performance at last year's Temple Bar Trad Festival supporting Dervish & her subsequent visits back to Ireland for the Galway Arts Festival and the Farrmleigh Affair Festival in Dublin's Phoenix Park, Julie Fowlis returns due to popular demand to headline the 2008 Festival performing on Saturday January 26th 2008. Other artists performing on the day are Paul Brock & Enda Scahill.

For Irish Interview requests contact Berube Communications info@berubecommunications.com or 0872442695

Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006, when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Since winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer, she has won the hearts of audiences around the globe, played every major festival in Britain, showcased in Texas and New York, and is in constant demand as a performer of Gaelic music. The songs she was brought up with in the Hebrides can now be heard just as regularly on more mainstream BBC Radio and other stations throughout the world as they can be at home on Gaelic radio. This was shown in her ground breaking nomination just 8 months later for Folk Singer of the Year 2007 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Bringing centuries old songs from the windswept islands of the Hebrides to a modern audience, Julie remains steadfastly true to her roots in North Uist. If you haven’t heard her before, be prepared to be surprised by her music and her “breathtaking vocal power” (Folking.com).

This is true Gaelic music. Come have a listen.

“For those of us who don't speak the (Gaelic) language, Julie's records are like beautiful messages from another world. As enchanting, beguiling and fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Bjork.” - MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2

“Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making. Traditional music at its most seductive." - DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Sings with mesmerizing beauty and passion." - WORD MAGAZINE

“Sings the songs of the Outer Hebrides with coolest grace.” - SONGLINES

 
 
 
 
"CD of the Week"; 4 Stars - Irish Times 'The Ticket'

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Horizon Award Winner 2006 ~ Singer of the Year 2007

Featured on "Later...With Jools Holland" - May 25th

Julie Fowlis“cuilidh”
Out Now on Spit & Polish, a division of Shoeshine Records (Distributed By Cadiz Music)

Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006, when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Since winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer, she has won the hearts of audiences around the globe, played every major festival in Britain, showcased in Texas and New York, and is in constant demand as a performer of Gaelic music. The songs she was brought up with in the Hebrides can now be heard just as regularly on more mainstream BBC Radio and other stations throughout the world as they can be at home on Gaelic radio. This was shown in her ground breaking nomination just 8 months later for Folk Singer of the Year 2007 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Bringing centuries old songs from the windswept islands of the Hebrides to a modern audience, Julie remains steadfastly true to her roots in North Uist. If you haven’t heard her before, be prepared to be surprised by her music and her “breathtaking vocal power” (Folking.com).

This is true Gaelic music. Come have a listen

2007 Julie Fowlis Irish Shows

June 25 - International Harp Festival (with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh), CO. MEATH, IRELAND
June 26 - International Bodhran Festival (with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh), INNIS OIR, IRELAND
June 27- St James Church, Dingle, - IRELAND with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Eamon Doorley and Ross Martin
July 24 - Galway Arts Festival, Cuba, Galway, IRELAND
August 06 - DUBLIN, IRELAND - Details TBC
September 27 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
September 28 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
October 01 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
October 02 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
October 03 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND

(Full European Schedule below)

“For those of us who don't speak the (Gaelic) language, Julie's records are like beautiful messages from another world. As enchanting, beguiling and fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Bjork.” MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2

“Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making. Traditional music at its most seductive." DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Sings with mesmerizing beauty and passion." WORD MAGAZINE

“Sings the songs of the Outer Hebrides with coolest grace.” SONGLINES

Julie Fowlis 2007 Shows
For updates check www.juliefowlis.com ::: www.myspace.com/juliefowlis :::

June 2007
15 - Piping Festival (with Dòchas), Campbeltown, SCOTLAND
16 - Piping Festival (with Dòchas), Dunoon, SCOTLAND
23 - Glastonbury Festival, GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND
24 - Outsider Festival, AVIEMORE, SCOTLAND
25 - International Harp Festival (with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh), CO. MEATH, IRELAND
26 - International Bodhran Festival (with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh), INNIS OIR, IRELAND
27- St James Church, Dingle, - IRELAND with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Eamon Doorley and Ross Martin

July 2007
07- Sounds in the Round, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
16 - Quimper Festival (Julie as special guest to Bagad Kemper and Fred Morrison), QUIMPER, BRITTANY
24 - Galway Arts Festival, Galway, IRELAND
27- Cambridge Folk Festival (Julie as part of John McCusker's commission "Under One Sky"), CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
28 - Cambridge Folk Festival (workshop), CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
30 - Harrogate International Festival, HARROGATE, ENGLAND

August 2007
01 - Aberdeen Music Festival, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
02 - Lantbruksmuseum (Julie with Jenna Reid Band), Sarestad, SWEDEN
03 - Konsthallen (Julie with Jenna Reid Band), Hishult, SWEDEN
04 - Odeborgs Folkets Park (Julie with Jenna Reid Band), Fargelanda, SWEDEN
06 - DUBLIN, IRELAND - Details TBC
08 - Piping Live Festival (with Dòchas), GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
16 - Broadstairs Festival, KENT, ENGLAND
18 - Runrig's Beat the Drum Festival, DRUMNADROCHIT, SCOTLAND
23 - Tonder Festival, Tonder, DENMARK
24 - Tonder Festival, Tonder, DENMARK
25 - Tonder Festival, Tonder, DENMARK
26 - Tonder Festival, Tonder, DENMARK
31 - Blas Festival (with Dòchas), PORTREE, SCOTLAND

September 2007
01 - Blas Festival (with Dòchas), NAIRN, SCOTLAND
27 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
28 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
30 - John Lennon Northern Lights Festival, DURNESS, SCOTLAND

October 2007
01 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
02 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
03 - Ródseó na Gaeilge, N. Ireland, Tour in NORTHERN IRELAND
06 - DOCHAS TOUR, Details TBA
07 - Julie support to BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, NOVEMBER UK TOUR

 
 
 
 

Julie Fowlis
“cuilidh”
Released on Spit & Polish, a division of Shoeshine Records
(Distributed By Cadiz Music)


Irish Release Date : March 30 2007

For Irish Interview requests contact Berube Communications info@berubecommunications.com or phone 01 476-3603 / 0872442695

Irish Shows to be announced shortly; for updates check ::: www.myspace.com/juliefowlis :::

“Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making." ~ DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Sings with mesmerizing beauty and passion." ~ WORD MAGAZINE

“Sings the songs of the Outer Hebrides with coolest grace.” ~ SONGLINES

“For those of us who don't speak the (Gaelic) language, Julie's records are like beautiful messages from another world. As enchanting, beguiling and fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Bjork.” ~ MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2

Following on from “mar a tha mo chridhe” (As My Heart Is), her 2005 award-winning debut, Hebridean songstress Julie Fowlis is back with the brilliant follow-up “cuilidh” – a Gaelic noun, (pronounced Kool-ee) meaning a treasury or secret hiding place for precious things.

As ever the songs and tunes are shrouded in the historical folklore of her native North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. Julie’s beautiful voice, coupled with an all star crew - including Eamon Doorley (Danú), John McCusker (Kate Rusby, Eddi Reader, Roddy Woomble, etc.), Chris Thile (Nickel Creek), Mark Kelly (Altan), John Doyle (ex - Solas) and Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) - all combine to create another spellbinding selection of traditional material gathered by Julie from the tradition-bearers of her homeland. CUILIDH promises to push Julie, and the Gaelic culture she represents, way beyond the wild shores of the Outer Hebrides.

Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006 when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Since winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer, she has won the hearts of audiences around the globe, played every major folk festival in Britain, showcased in Texas and New York, and is in constant demand as a performer of Gaelic music.

Julie’s natural charm, humour and animated story telling have become almost as appealing as her “heart-melting vocals” (Scotsman). Her first English tour in 2006 proved a huge success and 2007 promises to be yet another adventure with the release of her eagerly awaited follow-up album “CUILIDH”.

A true pioneer, Julie has helped to take Gaelic music from specialist to more mainstream BBC radio throughout the UK and beyond. A mere eight months after winning Best Newcomer Julie was nominated for Singer of the Year 2007 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Julie on the making “CUILIDH”: “It is an honour for me to sing these songs that have been so kindly passed to me by my family and friends. It has been a joy making this record with such talented friends old and new.”

And on her influences:”Lots of amazing old singers from Uist, many of whom aren't around any more. The wonderful Mary Smith. Iain MacDonald. The Bothy Band, Iain Maclaughlin - Madonna.”

If you haven’t heard her before - or if you didn’t think you liked Scots Gaelic music - be prepared to be surprised.

"Traditional music at its most seductive." ~ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Both “cuilidh” and Julie’s debut “mar a tha mo chridhe” are released on Spit & Polish / Shoeshine Records, Glasgow.

 
 
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