Ewan McLennan plays live in Rothesay tonight

Ewan McLennan will be performing at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, February 20.
Ewan McLennan will be performing at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, February 20.

Folk music fans are in for a real treat on Bute on Saturday night as BBC Folk Awards winner Ewan McLennan takes to the Rothesay stage.

In a short space of time, Ewan has come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer who can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

By the time he began playing the folk and acoustic music clubs around Britain in 2010 he’d already been playing music for years - guitar and piano and all kinds of styles but with a strong interest in folk songs.

He was signed to Fellside Records also in 2010 and recorded his first full album, ‘Rags & Robes’. It received critical acclaim, put him firmly on the folk circuit and in 2011 won him the prestigious Horizon Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

His second album, ‘The Last Bird To Sing’, was released two years later in 2012 and again was enthusiastically received.

Ewan plays at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, February 20. Tickets are £10 and available from Macqueen’s Butcher (01700 502067) and Musicker (01700 502287).