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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    (

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: and if you miss it you can catch up online after it airs on 


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:

Folk Awards:

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

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

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Julie Fowlis performing Hè Gràdh Hò Gràdh’ on BBC's Transatlantic Sessions


Tour Dates

6th May
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Ireland.
8th May
Baltimore Fiddle Fair. The Marquee, Baltimore, Co. Cork. Ireland.
9th May
Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, The Naul, Fingal. Co. Dublin. Ireland.
10th May
Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Ave, Antrim Road, Belfast BT14 6BP N Ireland.
21st May
'Brighton Festival 2015' Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE England.UK.
22nd May
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside. London SE1 9DT. England.

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