Stories Still Untold

Ewan McLennan

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Genre
Folk, Scottish Folk
Label
Fellside
Released
September 29, 2014

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Autumn 2014 sees the release of Ewan McLennan's 3rd and latest album, 'Stories Still Untold'.

This follows on from his debut release of 2010, the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award-winning 'Rags & Robes' and his second, critically acclaimed, 2012 album 'Last Bird to Sing'. But more recently still, 2013 and 2014 has seen Ewan performing and recording alongside some of the world's finest folk musicians on the latest series of Transatlantic Sessions, which featured self-penned and traditional arrangements of his. Ewan's new release builds on all these and sees him produce quite possibly his best work yet.

With 'Stories Still Untold' a whole body of traditional songs closest to Ewan were whittled down and, together with newly penned songs of his own, formed this record. The characteristics for which Ewan's music has become known - depth of feeling, sincerity and an evident respect and passion for the original material - are on show in abundance here.

On this intimate and moving album, both Ewan's performances and the stories he sings remain very much at the forefront.

Press Quotes

"Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk"

The Telegraph (4*)

"These songs are voiced with musicality, humamanity and - as McLennan puts it - "from below", in the chronicle of those left voiceless, while thier champions such as John MacLean or Henry Joy McCracken, are invoked with eloquence." - Jim Gilchrist

The Scotsman (4*)

"Stories Still Untold is a stunning collection of songs and an album which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today." - Rebekah Foard

Bright Young Folk

"Stories Still Untold' is another beautifully recognised piece of work and will serve to cement Ewan McLennan's position as one of Britain's finest exponents of tradition both old and new for many years to come." - Rob Fearnley

FATEA

"As ever McLennan's voice is a joy, he inhabits every emotion within the songs from lament to a lovers longing. Perhaps it is that which makes the album such a cohesive joy to listen to from beginning to end." - Iain Hazlewood

Spiral Earth

"Ewan McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the Scottish folk scene with his third album. Stories Still Untold is the next step along the path for McLennan rather than being a new departure, and is all the better for it."

Songlines (4*)

"When we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years, I have been waiting for a male voice with that same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan, I think we have that voice." - Dai Woosnam

Living Tradition

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number FECD263
Barcode 5017116026324
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 78g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 9mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. A Beggar -
2. Out On The Banks -
3. The Shearing -
4. Aye Waulkin' O -
5. Song Of The Lower Classes -
6. Tales From Down At The Harp -
7. The Ballad Of Amy Neilson -
8. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie -
9. The False Young Man -
10. Prince Robert -
11. The Granite Cage -
12. Henry Joy -
13. Coorie Doon -