Ewan McLennan

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Touring February and March + available for festivals 2019.

 

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BIO

Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album ‘Rags & Robes’. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as ‘a collection of truly captivating songs’, and featured in MOJO’s top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award’s Horizon Award in 2011.

Ewan’s music was immediately noted for its depth of feeling and sincerity, something which comes from his respect and passion for the music he plays. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan’s unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Jerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music.

The much-awaited second album, ‘The Last Bird to Sing’, was also greeted with glowing reviews and confirmed his prominence amongst the new generation of folk musicians. As well as continuing to plough the furrow of traditional song Ewan’s self-penned songs on his second album were once again met with critical acclaim. His track ‘Joe Glenton’ was awarded a prestigious national award for political song-writing, reinforcing his reputation as a singer who does not shy away from stinging social commentary. The release of ‘The Last Bird to Sing’ gained Ewan several further awards, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Male Singer of 2013.

During these years Ewan has been touring constantly around the UK and overseas and has gained a reputation for intimate and moving performances. In 2013, Ewan performed on the world-renowned Transatlantic Sessions together with the finest folk musicians from around the world. The series had him collaborating with artists such as Aly Bain, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick and showcased both Ewan’s unique interpretation of traditional song and his own self-penned songs.

Ewan’s new album ‘Stories still Untold’ was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim (see press quotes below). He will be touring extensively in UK and Europe during 2018.

‘One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years’ Mike Harding

‘Stories Still Untold, is a real treat’ **** 4 stars The Telegraph

‘It simply oozes class… when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice’. The Living Tradition

‘An outstanding singer and fine guitarist’ fRoots

‘Stories Still Untold is a stunning collection of songs and an album which confirms Ewan’s name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today’. Bright Young Folk

‘A major figure on the Scottish folk scene’ **** 4 stars Top of the World, Songlines

Tour Dates

10/05/2018The Old Bridge InnAVIEMORE
11/05/2018Stonehaven Folk ClubSTONEHAVEN
12/05/2018The String Jam ClubSELKIRK
15/06/2018The Ram Folk ClubTHAMES DITTON
16/06/2018Roots & Branches FestivalBECCLES
17/06/2018Brockwell Park Community GreenhousesLONDON
08/07/2018Timber FestivalSWADLINCOTE
13/07/2018Campfire ClubLONDON
25/08/2018GoneWestIEPER (Belgium)
12/09/2018Irvine Folk ClubIRVINE
13/09/2018The Glad CafeGLASGOW
14/09/2018The Corstorphine Heritage CentreEDINBURGH
15/09/2018The Sprint MillKENDAL
21/09/2018Norwich Folk ClubNORWICH
22/09/2018Brighton Toy and Model MuseumBRIGHTON
23/09/2018Walthamstow FolkLONDON
24/09/2018Colchester Folk ClubCOLCHESTER
02/10/2018Wardrobe TheatreBRISTOL
25/10/2018Stafford Folk ClubSTAFFORD
30/10/2018The Drax Folk ClubBERE REGIS
23/11/2018Folk at The GroveLEEDS
05/12/2018Dorking Folk ClubDORKING