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Ewen Carruthers
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 24, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Corbridge, Northumberland, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Oct 4, 2010
Ewen you are sadly missed, but your music will be with us forever....

Thank you for visiting this site,  which is dedicated to the irreplaceable and much loved Ewen Carruthers 1942 to 2010

Please visit  www.ewencarruthers.com   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by judy dixon on 10th October 2016

"well i wish we could talk about our kids miss you  missyou  love judy"

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 4th October 2016

"One of a kind, never to be duplicated.  Your music is timeless. So happy you were part of my life and left so many good memories."

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2016

"Another year has gone by - so many wonderful memories and songs - you are always with us and greatly missed.  I hope you and Toya are sharing lots of walks together wherever you are
Love Sue"

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 4th October 2016

"Still in our thoughts...
Graham & Lesley"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2016

"Well old friend you are sadly missed by all at Cramlington
Your music lives on and will do so for as long performers keep your songs alive which will be forever
No one comes along now having just popped out fora packet of fags!!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2016

"We were playing Sedgefield Folk Festival and sang some of  your songs.  For some people it was the first time they had heard Peach Orchard.  More fans for your music. We are glad we met you Ewen, that you inspired us with your music and advice.  Forever grateful.  Pat, John and  Peter. From Pipe Dream ."

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2016

"It may sound silly but it feels as if you are still here. I have just re-read a letter from David which he sent after he received Silver Collection which features a number of your works. Then I fired up the Mac and there was your tribute reminder. You will always be with me my friend."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2016

"Miss you and your magic mister, seems like yesterday when the news came through. Think of you always. Remembering David, Sarah and families as another year goes by. With love, Janet xx"

This tribute was added by Colin Devey on 20th September 2016

"Lovely man , fantastic voice , unforgettable songs - We are now doing "Was it You" with concertina - Wish you could have heard it"

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 26th August 2016

"Your pen is now still but your words keep us moving…
Graham & Lesley❤️"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 26th August 2016

"Better late than never old man! Birthday present from you to me in addition to the cream bun! - a record player to play all that vinyl you wouldn't let me throw away! "You've got a friend......."
Miss you always. Thinking of and sending love to David, Sarah and families"

This tribute was added by Bronwen Dootson on 25th August 2016

"Often listen to your wonderful music Ewen. Brings back some great memories. Baileys coffee springs to mind too. Birthday candles are still burning. B. x"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 25th August 2016

"Happy Birthday Ewen
You are greatly missed but your wonderful music lives on
Love Sue and all your family in California"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 25th August 2016

"Hey pal,
I'm playing in Bromsgrove tonight and I'll be singing a few of your lovely songs. So grateful for the time we spent together and the inspiration you gave me Ewen. You're still the best mate. Mike S"

This tribute was added by cynthia fair on 24th August 2016

"a wonderful  guy  always a pleasure to listen  such a  loss"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 24th August 2016

"Remembering you on your birthday Ewen.  We as Pipe Dream continue to perform your wonderful songs.  Many more folk are enjoying your beautiful lyrics and music.  

Love from Peter,John and Patricia (Pipe Dream)"

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 24th August 2016

"Happy Birthday Ewen
I know you are still playing your music in heaven. Glad I got to meet you thank you so much for your music I always listen to it makes me smile God Bless you

                              Helen (Vacaville CA)"

This tribute was added by Nancy Smith on 15th October 2015

"Dear Ewen,
You are not forgotten, though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory, and song you are with us,
as you were before."

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 4th October 2015

"Each time I perform one of your songs it's a nod in your direction old friend…!"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2015

"Ewen,  you are always in our thoughts.    Yesterday we had our first radio show in California for a Functional Health Forum and used the first minutes of your son "Dirty Water" for the intro/outro etc.  It will be featured each Saturday for the next 13 weeks.  Rick introduced the show sharing information to our listeners regarding you and your music.
Dearest Ewen you line on in the songs you wrote that people still enjoy listening to;  they are timeless - what a wonderful legacy.  I cannot wait to hear the new album "A Little Bit of Ewen"   Love always Sue and your family in the USA."

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2015

"Just back from visiting the Somme and your song In the Course of Business came to mind when visiting the Battlefields and Cemetries.   We continue to sing your songs everywhere we go and are pleased that many more folk are enjoying your beautiful music.   We have recorded a cd A Little Bit of Ewen with 10 of your songs on.   Think you would approve? Remembered always by Pipe Dream.X"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2015

"Missing you as always mister, hurts as much now as then, but your voice and memories stay forever x Love to David Sarah and families you're often in my thoughts x"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2015

"Your songs are played often at Cramlington and every time fond memories come flooding back there are so many of the  good time spent in your company"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2015

"Hey pal, I played Porkies Folk Club on Friday last and sang The Amber Room. What a song! What a writer! What a man. You will ALWAYS be with me Ewen.
Mike S."

This tribute was added by Derek Bone on 25th August 2015

"Rubenstein Remembers - and so do I"

This tribute was added by David Carruthers on 25th August 2015

"Hey Dad.....Been thinking of you lots recently. So many great musicians play your songs and I know that is what you loved, people enjoying your music and I'm sure you would be stoked at the love felt through this site. If I'm ever sad I'll put a song or two on and listen to my old man's voice. Thanks for leaving a little of bit of you for us to enjoy forever. Miss you loads X"

This tribute was added by robert whitehead on 25th August 2015

"Great memories of the short time we made music together a wonderful experience in company of a gentleman and a true professional. Your music will live forever nights at Cramlington Folk Club will never be forgotten. Robert & Judith"

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 24th August 2015

"I have been thinking of you.  This August is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and I think of the wonderful song you wrote and wish the rest of the country could hear your meaningful lyrics."

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 24th August 2015

"Always in our thoughts your music will be with us forever
From all at Cramlington"

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 24th August 2015

"Thoughts are with you Ewen and all your family…

Graham & Lesley"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 24th August 2015

"With love across the ocean Ewen...... you are missed and we are so blessed to have your music.  Just clicking on this Tribute and hearing your lovely warm voice touches our hearts.   I am so pleased so many of your music friends continue to play your songs so you live on in your music.  Love Sue and everyone in California"

This tribute was added by Judith Garbutt on 24th August 2015

"Till we meet on the long way back, always with us, your gave us many wonderful nights at Trimdon red lion folk club. never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2015

"Another cream bun to myself mister! Planted a lovely honeysuckle and some sunflowers where we used to sit! Miss you and always will do, for the times we had and the times that never were to be. Think often of David and Sarah, love to you all xxx"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 24th August 2015

"Thank you Ewen for your beautiful music.  We have just completed an album with some of your songs.    We always include some of your songs in our sets when we play.       Lots of new followers to your wonderful stories.

Warm thoughts of you.  Peter, John and Pat (Pipe Dream)"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 24th August 2015

"I'm looking out over the Camelford Valley in Cornwall where I live Ewen. I still carry your music with me wherever I go and I'm near to finishing a new recording which features four of your wonderful songs. I wish with all my heart that I could know for sure whether or not you are able to hear them. What I can tell you is that I have done the best job I could, always thinking of you as I worked. They don't come any better than you mate."

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 5th October 2014

"I just can't believe it's 4 years and a day since my buddy Billy rang to tell me the sad news of your passing… I'm going to sing Rubenstein Remembers tonight… my greatest respect to a great musician and friend… rest easy… Graham & Lesley Hodge"

This tribute was added by Bronwen Dootson on 5th October 2014

"Still your light shines on. Always remembered with great affection dear friend."

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2014

"Dear Ewen.
We always include your songs in every set we do.  Your beautiful lyrics and music live on in the memories of people who knew you well, but also new followers of your inspirational poetry.   We were blessed to have met you and grateful for all the friends you have givenus through singing your songs.  Thank you.  Pat, John and Peter. (Pipe Dream)"

This tribute was added by Nancy Smith on 4th October 2014

"Ewen,
Doe plays your music nightly and your music & beautiful voice drifts through the house. You live on in our hearts.

Nancy Smith & DoeDoe (Vacaville, California)"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2014

"Your memory lives on through your wonderful  music you are always remembered with much fondness by all at Cramlington
Audrey and I never forget the great times spent in your company always a true friend"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2014

"Like so many of those that leave tributes here Ewen, you are seldom far from my thoughts. On Monday next I will be saying goodbye to another good friend, Peewee Hunt from Trowbridge. He specifically asked for me to sing Sailors All. Your songs carry so much warmth and heart and remain an inspiration and tremendous comfort to us all. You wrote in a way that drew us all in. Lyrical and musical portraits of extraordinary clarity that still leave me breathless. Sleep on mate."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 3rd October 2014

"Where does the time go.......

Listening to Remember Me, remembering you, your smile and all our good times.

Finding it hard to sleep friend, miss you now and everyday that's been and gone.

Going to see Mike play in York as a celebration of happy days past.

Much love as always to David, Sarah and their families x"

This tribute was added by Amy Lawson on 9th September 2014

"Ewen, your songs always told a story. To listen to one of your songs is to imagine, as I do, the film going through my mind. Brilliant songwriter!"

This tribute was added by Amy Lawson on 9th September 2014

"Ewen, your songs always told a story. To listen to one of your songs is to imagine, as I do, the film going through my mind. Brilliant songwriter!"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 25th August 2014

"Well lad, been letting the wind and the rain blow the cobwebs away, walked our beach end to end and of course had to have a  huge birthday ice cream! Missing you as always, much love to Sarah, David and family been thinking about you all. xx"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 25th August 2014

"Always will be in our thoughts"

This tribute was added by sarah carruthers on 25th August 2014

"You haven't been far from my thoughts this weekend Dad.. Happy birthday... Much love now and always, Sarah, Ellie and Mollie xxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 25th August 2014

"Ewen we sang 5 of your songs at Newton Aycliife Candlelite on Tuesday and folk remembered you singing there.
Also performed Waiting for a Rendezvous and Rubenstein Remembers at the Britannina on Wednesday.     You kindly came to support us when we opened there in February 2010.    We will never forget you or your music.    Peter, Pat and John  from Pipe Dream xx"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 25th August 2014

"Ewen, your memory and your songs are always with me. I have travelled and played in many places on this planet. I have never heard songs written in the same way as yours. Unique and very special, just like you mate. Rest well. Mike"

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 24th August 2014

"Here's to you Ewen, I sing at least two songs of yours every week, so there's never going to be a week goes by without a thought for you old pal!"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 24th August 2014

"Happy Birthday Ewen - you are missed - thinking about you on your birthday.  Love Sue"

This tribute was added by Andrea McCulloch on 21st August 2014

"Ewen, we remember you at the Candlelite and at Sedgefield, and even more so now that Pat, Peter and John have brought your songs back to us. Including some from recent years that we'd never heard live. Wonderful songs that will live on.. and on. God bless."

This tribute was added by Allan Savage on 18th May 2014

"Your songs are still sung at Cramlington Folk Club. You are always remembered"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 15th May 2014

"Sitting beneath your picture in The Grove last night thinking about all the great times we had there, the kids sitting cross legged in front of you gazing up and singing along, so many memories, so many happy times, there and everywhere we went together, miss you so very very much xx"

This tribute was added by David Green on 6th October 2013

"I saw Ewen twice,both times at Porkies Folk Club in Poynton, He gave us two great nights and I will for ever treasure the demo CD he gave me at the end of the second night. I was staggered when I heard he had passed away. I would love to have see him again. I found Secret Lives on this web site and bought it. What a fantastic CD; I just have to learn The Loneliest is man. He will be missed"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 5th October 2013

"My Dearest Ewen:
You are truly missed;  your music is timeless and gives me great comfort.  There are so many instances that arise and I think "Ewen" wrote a wonderful song about that!!!  All my love  Sue"

This tribute was added by neil richardson on 4th October 2013

"I will always miss your company.

Your songs are still on my iTunes most played!

Neil x"

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 4th October 2013

"Ewen,
Your music will live on forever.in evryones lives whom you touched.  I'm glad you gave me some of your music to listen to.

Helen"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2013

"Dear Ewen you will always be in the thoughts of all at Cramlington,
in fact one of your songs was sung last Tuesday
Keith and all at Cramlington"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2013

"Miss you still my friend, so very very much.

Thinking of David, Sarah and their families with love."

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2013

"Think about you everyday, as we play and sing your songs.  We are hoping to record one of your beautiful songs on our next album.
Which one?  

John, Peter and Pat (Pipe dream)"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2013

"Today marks the passing of another year without being able to talk to you pal. I still talk about you and sing your songs and tell people what a great writer you are. You'll always be that which is why I talk I the present tense. Even though you're away from us you are still somehow with us here through your amazing songs. Thanks to you, always."

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 4th October 2013

"When I heard news about Voyager leaving the solar system, it makes me think of the song you wrote about it, it's got 10 years of battery life left, but your songs and memories will last forever. We all miss you such a lot…"

This tribute was added by David Major on 28th August 2013

"I still reflect on the great times I enjoyed jamming with Ewen around a campfire with cocktails.....!
He always plays from the heart no matter what's going on around him....Rock on my brother!!"

This tribute was added by Allan Savage on 26th August 2013

"We think about you all the time and miss you at the club.
Thanks for all your wonderful songs."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2013

"Had a magical musical evening, paddled in the sea, took six deep breaths for you, ate a huge cream bun and remembered, as I do every day, just what a special friend you were. Miss you x
Love to David and Sarah and families and remembering you all with love x"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 24th August 2013

"Wonder what songs they are asking you to play for them Ewen, they will all have their favourites . Forever greatful for your music, and you.
Pat. John and Peter,  Pipe dream x"

This tribute was added by brendan egan on 24th August 2013

"Thanks for the good memories Ewen.
Bren and Sue"

This tribute was added by Rob van Sante on 24th August 2013

"I miss you mate."

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 24th August 2013

"Hi Ewen
Your songs are still and always will be a big part of Cramlington they will just go on for ever
We all miss you and think of out times together
Keith & Audrey"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 24th August 2013

"Hey Ewen, Your songs carry me still as they always have done. Whether I'm thinking about you or them or singing one! Last week I played When Time Turns Around and forgot the second verse. Sorry mate. You and your wonderful music will be with me always."

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 24th August 2013

"We quite often think of you, and you're there most weekends when I sing your songs in the restaurants…"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 5th October 2012

"A day late!!
What a great tribute Tuesday night was to hear so many of your songs and to have David there was fantastic every one did you proud. Cramlington Folk Club was indeed honoured to be able to pay a tribute to wonderful man and good friend Thanks to Mike, Pipe Dream and all who made a night to remember"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2012

"We will never forget you. So grateful for filling our minds with your beautiful poetry.  we were privilged to play at Cramlington folk Club on Tuesday. The entire evening devoted to your wonderful songs. The residents played. The amazing Mike Silver sang your songs, along with some you had written together.  A lovely evening. God blessx"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2012

"My dearest Ewen
Thinking of you and still missing you. The memories and music are a great comfort and I am so pleased Mike and Pipedream are playing your songs for everyone to enjoy. The garden is still so tranquil and I know you are here sharing this beauty with me.."split a piece of wood and I am there - lift a stone and you will find me"  Love Sue"

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 4th October 2012

"Ewen I know you are still playing your beautiful music, I still listen to your CD's I never get tired of listening to you.
God Bless
From a friend always
Helen"

This tribute was added by ray dobson on 4th October 2012

"Hey, well..seems like yesterday when ( as Pat Haswell reminds us) you would glance over, smile and tip a little wink as you sang about the photograph machine and how it kept (hopefully) a little bit of you.Love, Ray & Sue"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2012

"Today I will be remembering all those special times with my special friend sitting out on a sunny day like today eating french bread and pate and fighting over the last bit of cheesecake! I always won! Thinking today of David and Sarah and families and thanking them for having made this site for us to share our memories. A good friend missed so much but made easier for his legacy of songs."

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2012

"hey Ewen, you were with us all this Tuesday evening at Cramlington Folk Club. David came up to be there too. It was an evening with everyone singing your songs. A trio called Pipe Dream (big fans of you and your songs) and me were lucky enough to be headlining and I got everyone to come and sing the refrain of When Time Turns Around at the end of the night. Miss you mate, always will. Mike"

This tribute was added by Kathryn Jean-Pierre on 28th August 2012

"My husband and I listened to when time turns around
on German radio sr2
How very sad it is to learn of the passing of
this great singer.
The lyrics of his amazing song say it all.
Ewen Carruthers R.I.P.  And Godspeed to all who love and miss him.

Kathryn and Jean-Pierre from Germany"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 25th August 2012

"My dearest Ewen
You are so dearly missed and loved by so many people - it is still hard to believe that we will not see you again, but I do feel your presence and love all around me especially when I play all the wonderful songs you wrote.  I was honored to be the one you chose to share your life with. Love always until we meet again....Sue"

This tribute was added by alan blyth on 25th August 2012

"was playing some of Ewens songs on my iPad yesterday.  I had the privilege of working with Ewen for a short while back in the mid 60's. we playe a few gigs , made a demo record at Mortons Studio (now lost). Didnt get anywhere with the music sadly. he sang one of his early compositions (have you heard the good news).  Ewen was a real nice guy, and a good songwriter."

This tribute was added by Sylvia Swarner on 24th August 2012

"You will always be remembered by those who loved you.   Continue to RIP"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 24th August 2012

"Ewen forever remembered for your friendship and great music which lives on
Will have a drink with you on Tuesday 2nd Oct."

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Ewen! What a perfect opportunity to express the love and gratitude for the music and the memories you have added to our lives.  You will forever be missed.  Dick and Judy"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 24th August 2012

"Never a day goes by that I dont think of one of Ewens lovely songs.
Forever grateful for illuminating my life with his lyrics.
Looking forward to doing The Tribute night on 2nd October with Mike Silver and friends. at The Hind Cramlington  Pat from Pipe Dream"

This tribute was added by sarah carruthers on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad. Thinking about you today and always. Coming up to Rothbury tomorrow to share a drink with you! Lots of love from me and your beautiful granddaughters. xxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Mister! Remembering birthdays and happy long gone and thinking of you and yours... any excuse not to buy the cream cakes!! Miss you kiddo xxxx"

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2011

"Dearest Ewen - how loved and missed you are. You were in my thoughts today as I drove down the coast - a route which inspired your song "Pacific" and how peaceful the ocean was today. Not a day goes by when you are not in my thoughts - your music lives on in us all - Sue XXX"

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 4th October 2011

"The year has gone by so quickly.  You are still in our thoughts and our hearts.  You have left a wonderful legacy in your amazing son and daughter and their children. We are all voyagers in space...and we will meet again."

This tribute was added by David Carruthers on 4th October 2011

"Well Dad, I journeyed to Rothbury today, and made my way  up that blustery hill where we scattered your ashes. I looked back as I walked away and waved , and imagined you sat on the pile of rocks, cap on, cigarette in hand waving back at me....miss you dad xx"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2011

"A year gone by, think of you often, miss you so much, the house resounds with your songs a legacy we are so lucky to have.
Thoughts and love to David Sarah and families, today and always."

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 4th October 2011

"Wow I can't believe a year has gone by, every time I feel sad I listen to your music & I feel so much confort
I'm so glad you & Sue came into my life both of you are such wonderful people. GOD BLESS you always
Always a Friend"

This tribute was added by sarah carruthers on 4th October 2011

"I can't believe it's been a year. I think of you daily, and hope you are proud of how your family is taking shape. I wish enormously you were still here witnessing your grandchildrens smiles and laughter. We are coming up to Rothbury ASAP to find the message! love you. Sarah. XX"

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2011

"Your are remembered today and every Tuesday at Cramlington Your songs will live for ever

We miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 4th October 2011

"Somehow fitting that the weather is cloudy today. I've been doing my best Ewen to keep your music alive. I sing When Time Turns Around a lot and tell the audience about your poetic genius and that you were and remain my friend. You'll always be with me mate. Mike"

This tribute was added by chantelle loustalet on 25th August 2011

"Happy B day Ewen! I miss you alot. Im such a wus because i cannot  listen to your music without tearing up. It brings comfort to my mom, but is hard for me. Your talent and legacy live on through your music. Happy birthday. Love Chantelle"

This tribute was added by David Carruthers on 24th August 2011

"Thinking of you Dad, missing you like mad. I'll have a Jameson's and a Lemon Slice for you tonight. I know you would have enjoyed them. Love David xxx"

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2011

"Anything to get out of buying the cream cakes Carruthers!
Miss you, miss us, miss everything old man xxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Anna Rudnik on 24th August 2011

"Ewen we miss you and think of you every single day even little Natalie talks about her grandad who 'lives on the star'.She will know you through your music, and we will remember you by it."

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 24th August 2011

"Miss you Ewen.  Your music was so insightful, words to live by for your remaining earth bound friends."

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 24th August 2011

"Happy Birthday Ewen, every time I listen to your music I can see your smiling face."

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 24th August 2011

"My dearest Ewen;

Thinking of you especially today. Not a day goes by when I don't think of you and listen to your music - it gives me great comfort. See you in heaven. Love Sue"

This tribute was added by Bronwen Dootson on 24th August 2011

"Always remembered with great affection. I can hear him  singing with the angels."

This tribute was added by Jack Burness on 24th August 2011

"Dear Ewen,

Never forgotten, forever remembered for your songs and company."

This tribute was added by wilma brown on 24th August 2011

"I have been looking at the photos of Ewen and reading all the messages and it has brought back some lovely memories of the times we had together as a family. We all miss you and your cousin Rodney. Fond memories Wilma xxx"

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 24th August 2011

"Think about Ewen everyday. The photo Ray Dobson took of him is always on my desk. We sing his Songs everytime we perform. Will always miss him, but grateful his beautiful music lives on,  Happpy Birthday Ewen,  fromPat, John and Peter  Of Pipe Dream."

This tribute was added by Mike Silver on 24th August 2011

"Ewen will always be with me, his songs move me as much today as when I first heard them. Learning some of them and writing with Ewen are musical highlights that have carried me and will stay with me for ever. He lives in my heart."

This tribute was added by Cheng Li on 22nd February 2011

"God bless this wonderful man who wrote the most touching lyrics in the world.
May he rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Helen Parnala (Vacaville CA) on 30th October 2010

"So happy I got to meet a wonderful man, that will never be forgotten, Ewen keep singing away, peace to you my friend forever!"

This tribute was added by Anthony John Clarke on 28th October 2010

"Ewen was top drawer. Wonderful songs introduced to me by a friend in the North East. Such lovely tributes here at this beautiful site. Very moving ."

This tribute was added by ian anderson on 27th October 2010

"another day when the music died
Ewen  you will be missed so much
you were such a great Gadge
ian"

This tribute was added by ray dobson on 25th October 2010

"If just a little bit of you is still there in my camera, then what a wonderful memory we`ll have. Thanks for the musical summer nights just a few short weeks ago. It was a privilege to know you as a man,a poet and a musician. We`ll miss your conversation and the laughter. Ray & Sue."

This tribute was added by Toni Brown on 25th October 2010

"Fredrick Ewan Carruthers

Also dedicated to Fredrick Rodney Elliott Brown, Ewan’s full cousin

Please do not stand by grave and weep!  I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am now part of the rainbow, stars and moon and gentle warmth of the sun at noon.

I am part of the wind and the rain that waters the bracken growing on the crags and hills down to the plains.

I am now part of the wild flowers growing in the woods and part of the farm fields of grain that produces life’s food.

So now, pause a while and reflect of the many happy times we shared before I left this earthly coil.  The comfort of music as it whistled through the air.

Also the many friends for whom he fondly cared, not often did he this reveal.  I have a loving family, son and daughter, grandchildren now two.  The treasured memories in the USA with my much loved wife, Sue.  He would remember their doggie pals, Archie and Oliver all gone now in the sands of time.

So farewell Ewan, we all in turn will hopefully be united in the garden of peace, love and rest, till our rebirth for eternity in the loving paradise of rest!!

This is the eulogy to Ewan with love from Aunt Connie"

This tribute was added by Toni Brown on 23rd October 2010

"Dear David and Sarah,

What a beautiful service yesterday, you certainly both will have made Ewen very proud!!

Ewen was a very talented man who will be greatly missed by many.

With much love

Toni xxx"

This tribute was added by Bronwen Dootson on 22nd October 2010

"Thanks for your friendship and your beautiful, beautiful music. Sorry the coffee wasn't up to scratch but never mind. Goodbye gentle, lovely man."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 22nd October 2010

"David, Sarah, Anna and John.....what a team!
You did your Dad proud and added to the memories already held by giving us such a wonderful way of saying our goodbyes but not forgottens.
Thank you x"

This tribute was added by Graham Hodge on 22nd October 2010

"So good to have been your friend for so long, our family will miss you, but you'll never be forgotten, God bless you and all your family...
Graham & Lesley Hodge"

This tribute was added by Allan Savage on 22nd October 2010

"So sad to here of your passing Ewen.Sitting listening your music Im choked.Thanks for making us part of your life here at Cramlington."

This tribute was added by Judy Howard on 21st October 2010

"Ewen has been part of our life for over 15 years and we had some wonderful times together, wonderful memories. What a gift he left us. Sarah, Connie, Sue and David you have been in our  thoughts and prayers daily. We will be with you in spirit tomorrow.
Love always, Judy and Dick"

This tribute was added by chris arnold on 21st October 2010

"Friends for 30+ years.  You will be so missed Ewen.  You will live on through your wonderful music.  Special thoughts to Ewen's family."

This tribute was added by mick ewing on 20th October 2010

"songs like the amber room really moved me.  the story and the feeling really communicated.  some things do not die."

This tribute was added by Allan Taylor on 20th October 2010

"Ewen, I kept the Washburn guitar waiting for you, for when you returned to UK for your short visits. I never used it - it was just for you. For more than thirty years we knew each other, and I can´t imagine a time when I won´t get a call from you to say you´ll be arriving in an hour - so get the coffee on. What a fine songwriter you were - what a great friend ...
Allan Taylor"

This tribute was added by Jack Burness on 18th October 2010

"Dear Ewen, may you rest in peace and if there is a Heaven I'm sure you will fill it with your own personal brilliance."

This tribute was added by Roy Whyke on 18th October 2010

"Goodbye Ewen, thanks for the music."

This tribute was added by Patricia Haswell on 17th October 2010

"We will always be grateful to Ewen for  graciously allowing our Trio Pipe Dream to record Black and White and for the support and encouragement he gave  after watching us perform it. He illuminated our minds with his beautiful music. God Bless Ewen, sweet dreams  from Pat John and Peter"

This tribute was added by Beth Eaglen on 17th October 2010

"I first met Ewen about eight years ago, he was a wonderful songwriter and musician and a very gentle thoughtful man.  I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Tom Fielding on 16th October 2010

"I first met Ewen at a charity event in Chester -Le-Street a couple of years ago, became an instant fan and got to know him a little. What a man and what a musician, his songs touched everyone who heard them. Jan and myself will miss him greatly and take consolation in the legacy of music he left.

Tom & Jan Fielding"

This tribute was added by brendan egan on 16th October 2010

"I heard Gordon Lightfoot singing "If you could read my mind love" yesterday,
oo that hurt, it was Ewen that interpreted and sung that song so well for us in the early days when he was a warm friend  and sensitive musician.
It's sad, an era gone in the blink of an eye.
Rest in Peace Ewen
Brendan And Sue"

This tribute was added by Rob van Sante on 15th October 2010

"So sorry to hear of your passing.  Maybe you're gone but you and your music will be remembered forever.  God bless you mate, from Rob and Elaine van Sante"

This tribute was added by Tom Hughes on 15th October 2010

"September 16 2010 Ewen played at Darlington Arts Centre Folk Club, privatly he told me his fingers were failing but on stage you could not tell. Ewen was a quiet man with a God given gift for creating words and music that quietly expressed feelings that all of us could identify with. A master craftsman has left us with a beautiful legacy of very special songs.  Goodbye Ewen-"The moving finger..""

This tribute was added by Sylvia Swarner on 14th October 2010

"Ewen touched many a heart, many a life. May his memory bring a smile to everyone who knew him. He will be missed but not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Derrick Loustalet on 14th October 2010

"Ewen, I will never forget the impact you have had on my family and myself. I am so glad you were in my little Brody's life, he will miss his Papa Ewen so much.  We had so many good times! I will miss you, and our late nights sipping tequila, talking, and laughing. God bless you and I'll see you again my friend."

This tribute was added by Keith Taylor on 14th October 2010

"We will never forget Tuesday nights at Cramlington when Ewen just popped in to try out a new song,it was a privilege for all to hear a true master craftsman
Audrey and I have many memories of time spent with Ewen these will always be treasured.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time a proud dad and granddad
Keith & Audrey"

This tribute was added by Moose Croasdell on 13th October 2010

"You leave: but your songs never will.  Goodbye Ewen.  Sleep well"

This tribute was added by Andy Wilkie on 13th October 2010

"A wonderful man who made wonderful music.

So much unwritten and songs unsung, a loss to all who knew him and all who enjoyed his music.

His legacy will live on through his songs, Carolyn and I will listen to them often and we will never forget you Ewen."

This tribute was added by Ross Brown on 13th October 2010

"This was a thoughtful and gentle man with a remarkable gift for distilling powerful emotions from carefully chosen yet apparently simple pictures. He unerringly found intensity in the ordinary, and now those who loved him will feel the intensity, of both grief and love, that comes from his passing.

We were lucky to know him - and we are blessed to have his music as a memorial to a special man."

This tribute was added by Susan Carruthers on 13th October 2010

"My dearest Ewen:

My heart is filled with sadness but I am honored to have shared part of life’s journey with you.

So many memories
So many stories to share
So many songs

I play your music – it feels like you are still here with your guitar sharing your newest composition – how special to have been your audience

When I visit the ocean here I will think of one of my favorite songs “Pacific” and this will bring me peace.

Fondest love  - until me meet again -  Sue"

This tribute was added by Roger & Elaine Goode on 13th October 2010

"I had the pleasure of knowing Ewen as a friend, colleague and gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist for over 40 years and Elaine shared the pleasure of Ewen's friendship and music for more than 35 years. We are proud that Ewen was our friend!  

Although we saw little of each other over the last 20 years, whenever we met the years rolled back, we picked up where we had left off, putting the world to rights, reminiscing about times past, often laughing until we cried!  We really enjoyed those times and are so sad that we can never repeat them.

Ewen's unexpected and untimely passing leaves us shocked but thankful that he was not left incapacitated and unable to write, sing and play his music.  

It is tragic that the last chapter in Ewen's life was so short.  We know how proud he was of David and Sarah and their families and the joy of being a Grandad.  Our hearts go out to you for your tragic loss.

How fortunate we all are to have the wonderful legacy of Ewen's music to enjoy and to remember him by.

We shall miss you old boy!  You may be gone but you will be forever remembered with great affection.

Rest in peace

Roger and Elaine"

This tribute was added by David Carruthers on 13th October 2010

"I am and always will be so proud of you Dad, we had some very special moments over the years, they are all good memories and will be with me forever. Love you so much..... Somewhere on the longway back, we'll meet again my friend....xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by chantelle loustalet on 12th October 2010

"Ewen,
You will truly be missed. I hope you know how much you meant to me. Listening to your amazing music makes me so sad. I am so glad for your music because it allows me to hear your voice.
I love you"

This tribute was added by Cath Ingham on 12th October 2010

"Having been introduced to Ewen and his songs by Mike Silver I have very fond memories of him coming to the Nook in Holmfirth to see Mike and to appear as a guest in his on right.
He will be remembered through his many beautiful songs."

This tribute was added by Steve Marchant on 12th October 2010

"A very sad loss for all who knew him.
Ewen - thank you for some very special times especially in the 70's. It was a very important time in all our lives and we at least have the memories.
I was proud of what we achieved and would like to think Micky and I played a small part in your achievements.
Long Live Freeway - Love Steve and Marilyn (dont suppose I'll ever get my green jumper back now!)"

This tribute was added by sarah carruthers on 12th October 2010

"Dad, You have been in my every waking thought since I heard the terrible news. I am so glad of the time we spent together since Ellie was born. She may not remember her grandad, but she'll grow up listening to your music - just as I did. I shall tell her of the time she first laughed on your birthday celebration - i will treasure that moment forever. We will love you always xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by john hedley on 12th October 2010

"Well, Ewen, that was a rather short coda. From the heady days at the Black Swan in 1960 you matured into a formidable singer, songwriter and guitarist. You were always a dear friend and I was looking forward to seeing more of you on your return to England. What's that saying about "Weep not for whom the bell tolls"?
Well I weep for thee bonny lad.
Hedley"

This tribute was added by lynda tobler on 12th October 2010

"Will always remember the wonderful times you sang in our garden at various events.Thank you for leaving us with your beautiful music. Will miss you very much ewen
God bless from Lynda and John Tobler RGF Records."

This tribute was added by Janet Hainsworth on 12th October 2010

"Ewen has left each of us a little bit of him which we will all treasure and keep within us.

Thank you for being and letting me be a true friend and confident over the last 35 years Ewen.

Going to miss you like crazy old man!!"


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