Ewen you are sadly missed, but your music will be with us forever....
  • 68 years old
  • Born on August 24, 1942 in Corbridge, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on October 4, 2010 .

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   

Posted by David Carruthers on 12th October 2018
I find it hard to leave a tribute to my father. By that I mean, I find it hard to capture words that can do him justice. I miss him dearly and I often think about him. It's taken me a while to come to terms with his passing and I have to admit, sometimes I can't listen to his songs because it is too painful. Every song to me has a story and a moment in time, maybe when he first played it, maybe when we were travelling and a spark caught his attention that turned into a song. But, then again I am the luckiest person to hear his voice whenever I want to. Not many people can do that. And it is magical! All I will say to you Dad is that there are alot of people that loved you and still do. Despite the challenges that life threw at you, you did it! That is for sure. One of a kind and never forgotten, and I'm immensely proud that you were my father xxx
Posted by Graham Hodge on 5th October 2018
The other night I sang Peach Orchard and it always reminds me of the night in Downe Arms when you played it for us for the first time after you’d written it… I’ve been so lucky in my life to meet people like you… sleep well old friend. Graham & Lesley
Posted by Nancy Smith on 4th October 2018
Ewen, I think of you as a Special Angel in Heaven. Your singing and guitar playing touched the heart of many like only an Angel can do.
Posted by Rob Van Sante on 5th October 2018
8 years now since your passing. You’re missed every day mate, just hope we can have sessions like we did in the Grove in Leeds on many occasions when I get up there.....
Posted by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2018
Your memory lives on at Cramlington as a tribute and in remembrance of a true friend of Cramlington Folk Club Terry sang Rubenstin Remembers
Posted by Mike Silver on 4th October 2018
Forever missed is a great and timely reminder of you my dear Ewen. You are and never far and never will be, far from my thoughts. Today I received a file with a version of Was it You, recorded by two young friends of mine, David Harbottle and Freya Jonas for their latest album and a very fine version it is too. I know it would warm your heart as much as it does mine. With my deepest respect Mike
Posted by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2018
Another year has passed You are still missed All our love from Sue and your American family
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2018
More years, less tears, same love. xxx
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on 26th August 2018
Still listen to your amazing music. Too many favourites to mention. All with such meaningful lyrics and beautiful melodies. Such a talent! Always remembered.
Posted by Mike Silver on 24th August 2018
The main man! Ewen, thank you for your songs, they are so very good, strong, evocative and in fact most of all special because; every time I sing one of them, which is more often than not, I am reminded of what a great artist you were, a loyal friend and how much you gave me in terms of encouragement and warmth. Sleep well, always, Mike
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2018
Remembering birthdays past and so wishing there had been more, miss you. Love to Sarah and David and families xxx
Posted by Colin Edwards on 14th December 2017
A rare talent for writing insightfully about the experience of grief, or love, or impending death without mentioning these words at all. thank you for the songs Ewen.
Posted by Sarah Carruthers on 5th October 2017
7 years... a photo popped up on my Facebook today of you holding baby Ellie.. I am so glad you got to meet my precious daughter. I had forgotten the date until the Facebook reminder popped up. You now have a beautiful grandson called Freddie, named in your honour... Freddie Carruthers. X I hope you are watching down on us.. You live on in your family, and and the love we have. Miss you Dad. Xxxxx
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on 5th October 2017
Still your light shines Ewen. Often in my thoughts. x
Posted by Susan Carruthers on 4th October 2017
Remembering fondly our shared moments and songs written and sung. Memories and songs that will remain ever-lasting. You are missed and when we play your music it is as if you are here sitting with your guitar singing to us all. Love Sue and your California family
Posted by Keith Taylor on 4th October 2017
Your songs will go on and on still very popular and sung by many of your friends at Cramlington Aiudrey and I often remember the times spent in your company pleased you came by
Posted by Patricia Haswell on 4th October 2017
Pipe Dream are ever grateful to you for your generosity in helping us when stating out playing music. Your songs are always in our sets, Last night we sang Waiting for a Rendezvous. Peach Orchard. Mr Anderson is requested all the time. Always warmly appreciated by new fans. Xx
Posted by Mike Silver on 4th October 2017
You are never far from my thoughts Ewen, never will be mate. Your music has made me at least as many friends as my own has. Gotta be honest though, wherever you are must have a lot more going for it than the current state of Planet Earth.
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on 4th October 2017
Another year without you. Miss you still my friend. Love to David,Sarah and families. xxx
Posted by Mike Silver on 25th August 2017
Ah my man! The years roll by so quickly. However, it isn't about me remembering you mate. Because of your lovely songs and how inspired I am by them, you are simply with me most of the time; when I am at home with Julie, in the car on the way to a gig, thinking about what I'm gonna play and then on stage when I talk about you and how we got to know each other all those years ago.
Posted by David Carruthers on 24th August 2017
Hey Dad. Took Natalie to Rothbury last week, and we both felt like you were there with us on top of that hill. Never forgotten X. David & Natalie
Posted by Judy Howard on 24th August 2017
Still think of you. So many memories of our times together. Your music and storytelling will live forever.
Posted by Susan Carruthers on 24th August 2017
Another year passes and you are still in our hearts and thoughts. You are dearly missed - all our love Sue, Chantelle and Scott
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on 24th August 2017
Often in my thoughts Ewen. x
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on 24th August 2017
Forever in my heart xx Much love to David, Sarah and families
Posted by Judy Dixon on 10th October 2016
well i wish we could talk about our kids miss you missyou love judy
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Graham Hodge on 4th October 2016
Still in our thoughts... Graham & Lesley
Posted 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!!
Posted 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 .
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Graham Hodge on 26th August 2016
Your pen is now still but your words keep us moving… Graham & Lesley❤️
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Cynthia Fair on 24th August 2016
a wonderful guy always a pleasure to listen such a loss
Posted 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)
Posted by Helen Parnala (Vacaville ... 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)
Posted 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.
Posted by Graham Hodge on 4th October 2015
Each time I perform one of your songs it's a nod in your direction old friend…!
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Derek Bone on 25th August 2015
Rubenstein Remembers - and so do I

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