Ewan McLennan, winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, is an emerging folk artist who has been making headlines.
His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs that are receiving critical acclaim in their own right. Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Mike Harding has said of Ewan, ‘he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he’s terrific!’. His guitar playing, described as ‘stunning’, is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident.
His debut album, Rags & Robes, has been receiving glowing reviews. Described as ‘a collection of truly captivating songs’, it was chosen as a ‘Top Ten Album of 2010’ by MOJO and has won numerous accolades in radio and print media. According to The Root and Branch Review ‘Ewan may well be the best singer you’ll hear all year’ while Maverick have said he is ‘quite possibly destined to become the UK’s finest folk singer!’. His last appearance in Stonehaven in 2011 was very well received and his return has been eagerly anticipated. 8.30pm this Friday March 22 in the Lower Community Centre, Bath Street. Entry £6/£8.
The club is open to all and admits accompanied school age children free! More details from Pat on 764202. No Bar so BYOB