Ewen Henderson (musician)

Ewen Henderson (born 1987) (Scottish Gaelic Eòghann Mac Eunraig[2]) is a multi-instrumentalist folk musician from Fort William in Scotland.[3]

Ewen Henderson
Born1987 (age 32–33)
Fort William, Scotland
GenresFolk, Folk rock, World Music[1]
InstrumentsFiddle, bagpipe, penny whistle, piano, vocals
Associated actsBattlefield Band, Mànran, Afro Celt Sound System

Musical careerEdit

Henderson comes from a musical family, with his sisters Megan (of Breabach)[4] and Ingrid and brother Allan (formerly of Blazin' Fiddles)[5] in particular being musicians of renown. He started learning the fiddle at the age of five under the tutelage of Aonghas Grant Snr.[6]

Besides fiddle, Ewen regularly performs on bagpipe, penny whistle and piano. He is also fluent in Scottish Gaelic and sings in the language.

He has been a member of Battlefield Band (2010-2014),[7] the Pneumatic Drills and Skipinnish but is currently most often found performing with Mànran, the band he helped found in 2010.[8] His Scottish Gaelic singing has been aired on BBC Alba broadcasts. Since 2015, Ewen has also performed regularly with World music pioneers the Afro Celt Sound System.[9]

Henderson is in high demand as a composer and created the soundtrack to the 2016 BBC Alba documentary "The Wee Govan Gadgies/ Pìobairean Beaga Bhaile Ghobhainn".[10] At 2017's Celtic Connections festival, Ewen Henderson was Musical Director of "Strì is Buaidh: Strife and Success",[11] a show covering Gaelic political music over the last 600 years.

A keen follower of the sport shinty, he has played for Glasgow University Shinty Club.


With MànranEdit

With Battlefield BandEdit

With The Donnchadh Bàn BoysEdit

  • 2014: Mìorbhail nam Beann[15]

With Afro Celt Sound SystemEdit


  1. ^ Henderson, Ewen. "Ewen Henderson". Official Website of Ewen Henderson.
  2. ^ "Indigenous People".
  3. ^ "Forward With Scotland's Past". Battlefield Band. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Breabach".
  5. ^ "Herald Scotland".
  6. ^ "Mànran members".
  7. ^ "Guardian".
  8. ^ "Mànran biog".
  9. ^ "Review: Afro Celt Sound System, Colston Hall - Music - Bristol 24/7". 31 October 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Made Here: The Wee Govan Pipers/ Pìobairean Beaga Bhaile Ghobhainn, BBC ALBA - allmediascotland…media jobs, media release service and media resources for all". www.allmediascotland.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Strì is Buaidh: Strife and Success - The List". www.list.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Mànran CDs". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Living Tradition CD review of MÀNRAN - An Dà Là". www.livingtradition.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Battlefield Band Discography".
  15. ^ "Rob Adams".
  16. ^ "Eòghann MacEanruig".

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