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Julie Fowlis in Dallas

JedMarum 13 Apr 09 - 03:05 PM
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Subject: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 03:05 PM

I am doing a show in Dallas this week with Julie Fowlis at a beautiful little venue called Poor David's Pub.

I know there are some Mudcatters who'd make the trip to see the show, so I am posting the info here.

This will be a great show and one I hope all of the DFW area Celtic Music lovers will attend.

JULIE FOWLIS is a world class performer. She is at the very top of the Celtic Music world right now, and deservedly so! The show at Poor David's is a rare chance to catch Julie in a small venue setting (the venue seats under 200).

Julie sings primarily in Scottish Gaelic and is "BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2008." She is visiting Dallas for one night only on an extensive tour of the USA and the UK.

I know that North Texas Celtic music lovers will love this show and I hope you'll come to see us at Poor David's Pub, one of the region's longest running and best music venues.

Please take a look and listen to Julie at these links:

http://www.myspace.com/JulieFowlis
http://www.juliefowlis.com/

I will be opening the show with music from my new album, SANDS OF ABERDEEN and some of the "yet to be recorded" songs as well. I am looking forward to a great night of music and I hope you will be there. Please get your tickets through the outlets listed below - or buy your tickets at the door.

AND; Please forward this info to anyone you know who will be interested.

Thanks and all the best – Jed

Here're the show details:

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
Show Opens: 8:30 PM
Tickets: General admission is $22 dollars - $16 for SCMA members with proof of membership.

Buy Tickets at:
Bill's Records - www.billsrecords.com - (214) 421-1500
Frontgate - http://www.FrontGateTickets.com

Poor Davids Pub
1313 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
(214) 565-1295
david@poordavidspub.com

THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING AT THE LOCATION!


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: PoppaGator
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 03:08 PM

Does "Fowlis" rhyme with "Dallas"?


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 03:57 PM

No. It rhymes with Edinburgh.

;-)


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: michaelr
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 08:04 PM

Is Julie bringing her band? I saw them last month and they were brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: Beer
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 09:15 PM

Jed.
Your a Lucky man. She is absolutely fantastic.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 09:37 PM

Yes. Julie is bringing her band. I am getting the first hour, she the rest. We're not playing together. I am really looking forward to it, but early sales have been surprisingly slow. I don't understand that because there should be a huge audience in this town for her ... we'll see though. We've been beating the bushes with our last minute promotion.


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: michaelr
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 11:48 PM

There should be a huge audience in Dallas for exclusively Scots Gaelic singing?

Hmmm, Jed... agreed, there should be... but how realistic is that?

Anyway, I don't know about this Marum fellow, but Julie and the band are GREAT!


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 11:22 AM

There is very large, very active community of people with a keen interest in Scottish heritage in the Dallas area. They have an excellent Scottish Games and Music Festival here that draws over 50,000 every year - and there are lots of other event throughout the year.

I'll let you know how the night goes.


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 10:53 PM

It sounds like fun -- I wish I was going to be in Dallas on Thursday.

Poor David's Pub is the third incarnation of a Dallas musical mainstay. The whole deal is that you sit around a low stage, enjoy an adult beverage, and listen to live music. Disrupting the music isn't tolerated. They regularly book top talent like Julie Fowlis. Poor David's is a block or so south of I-30 and downtown Dallas on Lamar Street, at the same intersection as the Dallas Police Department. It's a great place to listen to music.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 02:35 PM

Are there any Mudcatters within shouting distance, coming to this show??

Here is a really nice video about Julie and her music.

If I wasn't a married man and this girl played her cards right; she could probably have her way with me!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 05:27 PM

... early ticket sales look like this'll be very poorly attended, sorry to say. We'll see how many show up at the door, but it could be a quiet evening!


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: JedMarum
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 10:18 AM

OK. Final word on this topic.

The show was wonderful. What an amazing, beautiful, fat/full sound the band gets from zook, guitar and fiddle! I was floored! Masters all - and Julie was the flower that sailed our over the top of that great band. It was a great show. She did a nice mix of songs and tunes with a wide variety of rhythms and textures. They banter in between was genuine, and light hearted, engaging and humorous.

They were very well rehearsed and near perfect in implementation. It was a show worthy of the grandest of stadium venues.

Poor David's Pub is a long running music venue in Dallas, whose mainstay is probably Texas, songwriter and bordering on Honky Tonk. BUT it is a music room. People go there to hear music, even the rowdy acts get a listening audience.

When you walk into Poor David's Pub you figure out immediately that "sound" is king. The whole place is built around a stage and an exquisite sound system. And a seasoned pro-audio guy is there for every show. The audio from the stage last night was close to the best recording studio sound.

The crowd was tiny! I believe there weren't more then 30 paid at the door, plus a handful of guests. I know the show could easily have drawn 10 or 20 times the number, even on a weeknight - so I'm not sure why the numbers were so low - but it was a warm and enthusiastic audience.

I hope Julie and company will pass through Dallas again.


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 10:50 PM

It sounds like a great evening; I'm sorry we had to play hookie(darned old day job).
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: michaelr
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 11:02 PM

Congrats on witnessing a show like the one I saw at the venerable folk and acoustic venue, Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.

Julie's husband Eamonn Doorley (of Danu) is a brilliant bouzouki player, and the rest of them are equally great. One of the best nights of Celtic music I ever had!

(Poor turnout is often a consequence of poor publicity.)

Cheers,

Meehawl


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: Beer
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 11:17 PM

Hope you had the turn out Jed. Sometimes it is not about how well you publicized the event but if the artist is known. Folks will gladly spend money on a case of beer instead of a ticket to something that they are not familiar with.
I have a show taking place on may 28th with a fiddle player by the name of Richard Wood from Prince Edward Island who has preformed with the Chieftains, Bowfire, Riverdance, and others. Plus has won three East Coast Music Awards and I am fighting like hell to sell tickets to a product that few in my Province have heard of. I pay almost $17.00 for a case of 12 and folks won't spend $15.00 to come and hear an accomplished artist. As well his guitarist (Gordon Belsher ) is a two time award nominee and a great singer.
I don't understand.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Julie Fowlis in Dallas
From: Michael S
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 12:40 AM

I just got home from seeing the show at our Cactus Cafe in Austin. It was a great show here as well, and I counted just about 30 in the crowd before they turned the lights out and got started. It did storm all day here, but just how well known is she in the states? Anyway, the small crowd cheered and cheered and the band performed like they had an arena audience.

Michael Scully


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