Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. Have a listen here.
From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan’s most recent solo album, ‘Stories Still Untold’, continued this reception:
‘Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album
of traditional folk’ **** The Telegraph
Ewan’s most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness – a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot – seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set’
In 2018, Ewan will continue to tour solo, performing songs from previous albums as well as airing new material, both self-penned and traditional workings, ahead of his new album release in 2019.
‘McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.’ **** Songlines
Ewan will be supported by the wonderful Norfolk Broads – a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair, and dastardly boyfriends. The Broads supply their repertoire of traditional stories with a contemporary verve and energy, using old songs to fuel new takes on the lives of women both past and present.
‘Young female quartet the Norfolk Broads are strong storytellers…Their close harmonies brought a witty feminist take to a well-curated set of tales of impotence, greedy landlords, and the joys of a single life.’
Have a listen here
We will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 6pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens when you can also admire our Gorgeous Gourds exhibition with night-time scented plants for evening pollinators. We have plenty of chairs, but do bring a warm jumper!
Around 6.45pm, Norfolk Broads will play
Around 7.45pm, Ewan will play his first set
Around 8.45pm, Ewan will play his second set
Around 9.30pm, We will leave the Greenhouses to exit the park via the Lido Gate
To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.