Tonight’s hosting duties will be delivered by the highland gent himself, muti-instrumentalist and Mànran member, Ewen Henderson.
Ewen Henderson hails from Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland and has been naturally steeped in the traditional music and Gaelic culture of the area from an early age. Ewen started learning the fiddle at five years of age and has since then mastered an impressive array of instruments, having had the privilege of learning from many of the true masters of West Highland traditional music – Aonghas Grant Snr. on fiddle most notably – whilst also being influenced by his strong family musical heritage.
Though most commonly found performing with Mànran (the band he co-founded in 2010), Ewen has also been fortunate enough to play all over the world with a host of top Scottish and global cross-genre artists including the world-renowned Battlefield Band, with whom he toured for several years, and World Music pioneers the Afro-Celt Sound System.
Over the last few years, Henderson has amassed a great variety of professional recognition and awards including five Scots Trad Music Awards in five years and the MacDonald of Sleat Prize for Gaelic poetry. When not touring and performing live, Ewen is in demand as a session musician, has composed soundtracks for film and television, and has recently enjoyed working as musical director of live concerts and television series.
Besides some classic vintage instruments, Ewen plays a fiddle by Ewen Thomson of Shetland; a Highland Pipe chanter in A by Fin Moore of Dunkeld; Scottish Smallpipes by Ian Kinnear of Edzell; and whistles by MK of Glasgow & Syn of Australia.
Ewen is also proud to endorse ACS custom IEM systems.