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Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning five studio albums and numerous high profile collaborations, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world. Her voice has been streamed on Spotify alone over 60 million times.

She will forever be recognised for singing the theme songs to ‘Brave’, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, set in the ancient highlands of Scotland. The track was recorded when Julie was eight months pregnant with her second child, and has since been a worldwide smash hit - one of those songs ‘Touch the Sky’ was long listed for an Oscar nomination in 2013. A winner of ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Julie is a warm and engaging live performer who has graced stages around the world, from village halls in the Highlands to Carnegie Hall in New York, the Mozart Concert Hall in Vienna, The Philharmonie de Paris, Shakespeare’s Globe in London and the World Festival of Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco. She has collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms, sang live at the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup in Chicago in 2012 to a TV audience of 500 million, an event that was only eclipsed by singing live at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games in 2014, to a TV audience of over 1 billion.

Known for her skills with language, she was invited to work as vocal coach for the Eric Whitacre Singers on the Dreamworks Animation ‘How To Train Your Dragon 3: The New World’ (Cressida Cowell, score by John Powell) in Abbey Road Studios, London in 2018. She is also an artist with a genuine curiosity and ability for cross-over, and regularly sings and records in several other languages (it’s not unusual to find her effortlessly moving between five different languages in the one performance), and defies genre by having collaborated with the likes of James Taylor, KT Tunstall, Graham Coxon (Blur), Nicola Benedetti and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Over the last ten years, Julie has become a sought after presenter for television and radio. Well known for presenting programmes with musical content, she has co-presented (live) the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (two years from the Royal Albert Hall in London and from Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast), she also researches and co-presents the award-winning music series ‘Port’, which has been broadcast over three series throughout the UK and Ireland on BBC ALBA and TG4.

She has presented TV coverage from international festivals such as The Cambridge Folk Festival, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), Celtic Connections and Piping Live, and has been the voice of numerous radio shows on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and BBC Radio Scotland on a variety of musical subjects as diverse as the songs of Bob Dylan, the Plygian singing tradition in Wales and archival recordings of Gaelic music in Scotland. She is also a regular stand-in for Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on BBC Radio 2.

With natural empathy and sensitivity, Julie has also been invited to narrate programmes on diverse and sometimes difficult subjects such as the documentary ‘Tèarman/Home from Home’ (2016) which explores the work of the CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland); or the documentary ‘Ceòl Chaluim' which followed a family’s journey to create a book of music composed by piper Calum Campbell, the eldest of a Hebridean family who tragically drowned in the horrific storm of January 2005. She was also invited to voice the documentary about the Uist Pipe Band, who lost one of their young pipers at the Arianna Grande Manchester bombing of 2017.

With a natural interest in the great outdoors, history and highland wildlife in particular, she delivered the Gaelic version of the innovative nature series ‘Hebrides on the Edge’, which was narrated in English for the BBC by Ewan MacGregor and she has also voiced short films for Historic Environment Scotland and SEFARI amongst others.

She recently expanded her voice work into voice artistry/acting with her involvement in acclaimed writer Robert Macfarlane’s film upstream, produced with top filmmaker Rob Petit and oscarnominated composer Hauska. She was Scotland’s inaugural ‘Tosgaire na Gàidhlig’ (National Gaelic Ambassador), an honour bestowed on her by the Scottish Government, and in addition to her BA and Masters degrees she holds an honorary Doctorate of Music from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Julie is the voice of Scottish Gaelic for the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Project, which aims to record the declaration in every language in the world. From Abkhaz to Zulu, the declaration has been recorded in 523 languages to date. She is currently recording two new albums, working on a TV documentary and composing. She will be touring in 2020 with the Lost Words: Spell Songs project, in addition to her own shows, and with the ‘Allt’ project.

 

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