Julie McLarnon

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Folk

Instrument/voice type: Producer

Location: Northern Ireland

Website: www.juliemclarnon.com

Julie McLarnon is a record producer and recording engineer, known for working solely to analogue tape. She founded Analogue Catalogue Studios in 1999 and moved it from Manchester to the mountains of Mourne in 2015.

This year she has produced and recorded Mojo Magazine's Folk Album of 2017 'Between the Earth and the Sky' by Lankum for Rough Trade Records. 

Having been in the studio almost constantly over the last 18 months she has also recorded critically aclaimed albums for King Creosote (Domino Records), Yorkston/Thorne/Khan (Domino Records), Duke Special & Ulaid and Alasdair Roberts (Drag City).

Julie has an innate understanding of sound and a passion for capturing performance and emotion. Trained by Bill Leader (Pentangle, Bert Jansch, The Dubliners) Julie has worked in professional studios since the age of 17 starting at Strawberry Studios, Stockport as assistant to Martin Hannett (Joy Division, New Order) Chris Nagle and the BBC.

Her crafted analogue sound has had a chance to bloom in the studio she designed and built in County Down in 2015. She continues to make records with a timeless flair reminiscent of Joe Boyd classics.