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Thursday, November 9th, 2017
7:30 PM
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.

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 third album Stories still Untold was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim.

Autumn 2016 saw Ewan combine forces with George Monbiot in a collaborative project entitled 'Breaking The Spell Of Loneliness' which toured throughout the UK and generated an eponymous concept album. In January 2017 the album earned Ewan and George FATEA's 2016 Innovation Award.

'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'.