|Sunday 01 June 2014 @ 02:00pm : -
Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist that 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. BBC Radio 2''s 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.
“One of the most exciting new voices. I was completely and utterly bowled over by his music" ~ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
“A gorgeous, lilting voice. So moving." ~ MOJO Magazine
“First class. Quite possibly destined to become the UK’s finest folk singer!" ~ Maverick
“May well be the best singer you''ll hear all year." ~ The Root and Branch Review