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 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Keith Taylor on 24th August 2015
Always in our thoughts your music will be with us forever From all at Cramlington
Posted by Graham Hodge on 24th August 2015
Thoughts are with you Ewen and all your family… Graham & Lesley
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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)
Posted 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.
Posted 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

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