ForeverMissed

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 Bill Wagman on May 3, 2022
It was in 2005 or so that Ewen joined Alan Taylor for a house concert in my living room Ewen did a few of his songs and Ala performed Rosenstein Remembers. It was a great evening.
Posted by Dean Akrill on October 8, 2021
Ewan, I will always remember those folk club nights in Goole. You inspired me to play and to write, although I've still not reached your level! Deep peace my friend. Dean
Posted by Susan Carruthers on October 7, 2021
Missing you still - hope you are singing with the angels
Forever missed and never forgotten
Love Sue Chantelle and Scott
Posted by Patricia Haswell on October 5, 2021
Dear Ewen your kindness towards us when we were starting out playing will remain with us always….. last night we sang Peach Orchard and Mr Anderson. On Sunday we sang New Bridge Street and Black and White. Our latest is The loneliest is man. 
We are looking forward to playing Cramlington Folk club soon and your songs will feature in our set. 
Love fromPeter, John and Pat. (Pipe Dream) x
Posted by Keith Taylor on October 5, 2021
Hi my friend you are always in our thoughts Audrey and I cherish the times spent in you company some fantastic tale . Your music lives on and the will always be a special place for a Ewen song at CFC
Posted by sarah carruthers on October 4, 2021
Hey dad.. daughter here.. I’ve got 3 amazing children .. you are part of them.. we talk about you often.. Freddie your namesake likes guitar and he’s 5 xx I can’t believe it’s 11 years.. I still feel like that phone call was yesterday.. I’m doing ok.. had a rough time but doing ok .. I’m Made of stern stuff and I like to think you’d be proud of me.. we’re off to a Queen Tribute Friday.. x think you’d prefer me at a paul Simon gig but hey it’s music x love you dad x
Posted by Graham Hodge on October 4, 2021
Thinking of you as the band goes out to play a gig in Castleford toneet! I’ll give the guys a nudge and we’ll all send our best thoughts to you and yours!
Posted by Mike Silver on October 4, 2021
Now then old son, I hope that wherever you are resting, the sky is blue and the birds are singing for you. Don't, not even for a second, imagine that you or your beautiful compositions, will ever be forgotten mate, they live with me every day.
Mike
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on October 4, 2021
Memories and music never die.
Miss you and days gone by.
With love to Sarah, David and families xxx
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on August 31, 2021
A late one from me Ewen. Often in my thoughts and your wonderful music will never be forgotten.
Still loved and missed. x
Posted by Chris Bartram on August 31, 2021
A belated happy birthday to Ewen Carruthers. I heard someone sing 'Was It You' a few years and then found a Youtube clip of Ewen singing it at Morley Folk Club. I worked up my own take of it based on his DADGBD version, which I now perform solo and with the trio White Sail. I'm learning some more of Ewen's songs at the moment and look forward to doing them. Such a beautiful voice and guitar, and such wonderful songs. Thank you for the gifts, Ewen xx
Posted by Patricia Haswell on August 25, 2021
Happy Birthday Ewen, we played Mr Anderson on your birthday at Croxdale Folk Club.  Our repertoire of your songs increases all the time….. the latest The Loneliest is man.  Thank you for another beautiful song from Pat, John and Peter (Pipe Dream) x
Posted by Mike Silver on August 25, 2021
Happy Birthday old son,
There was no-one like you, nobody could get even close.
Sleep on...
Mike
Posted by Keith Taylor on August 24, 2021
Hi Ewen you will always be with us through those wonderful songs and the packed of fags
All at Cramlington Folk Club
Posted by neil richardson on August 24, 2021
Happy birthday, Ewen. I frequently listen to your music :) Blasting out ‘ Was it you ‘ earlier :)
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on August 24, 2021
Another year of birthday memories, cream cakes and happy times. Love to Sarah, David and families xxx
Posted by sarah carruthers on August 24, 2021
Happy heavenly birthday Dad x x x lots of love sarah, Ellie, mollie and Freddie x ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Susan Carruthers on July 26, 2021
To my darling Ewen
Just thinking of you and your wonderful music. Heard a band here in the US which reminded me of you. When I hear you sing it is as if you are sitting here playing and singing to us all. We miss you so much and your music and lyrics are timeless.  All our love always - Sue & Family
Posted by Mike Silver on July 24, 2021
I guess we all have things that we say a lot or questions we ask etc. One of mine is, have you heard any songs by Ewen Caruthers? After all these years, I still find myself asking the same question. Ewen, your songs were written with such simple and articulate beauty, they surprise me and inspire me always.
Mike
Posted by JOE WHITTAKER on July 24, 2021
I never met you or heard you sing live but your music lives on. Last night the wonderful duo of Harbottle & Jonas opened their concert at St Edith Folk , Otford, Kent with ' Was it You ? ' using the arrangement by Mike Silver. Just wonderful.
Posted by Mike Silver on October 5, 2020
Hey Ewen
Last night I was sitting in the living room of some dear friends, Les and Linda and the music was flowing.
I will miss you always mate.
Sleep on
Mike
Posted by Patricia Haswell on October 4, 2020
Remembering a generous, talented man who encouraged us with our music. We still sing and learn more of your beautiful songs all the time. You we’re complimentary of our attempts.
Never forget you Ewen, all good wishes to your family. From Peter, Pat and John(Pipe Dream) xx
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on October 4, 2020
Memories of music and laughter never fade. The feelings of that sad day neither. Love and thoughts with you Sarah, David and your families xxx
Posted by Graham Hodge on October 4, 2020
We’re all thinking of you and your family on this day… you can rest easy Ewen, we will never forget you and your wonderful music!

Lesley & Graham
Posted by Patricia Haswell on August 25, 2020
Happy Birthday Ewen from Peter, John and Pat (Pipedream).  We will
never forget your kindness, travelling to Sunderland to play for us. Spending time to show us some new songs. You gave us such good advice.....  we still sing your songs, the latest.... The Loneliest is Man.
Xx
Posted by Susan Carruthers on August 25, 2020
Ewen was just listening this past weekend to a compilation of your wonderful songs
They are timeless
We all miss you here and the grandchildren now grown love to hear your music especially Andrew for whom you wrote One More Story
with all our love Sue and your American family
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on August 25, 2020
Always remembered for the gentle person you were and your amazing music.

Posted by Judith Garbutt on August 24, 2020
tO A WONDERFUL FRIENDS A NICE MAN TALENTED AND UNASSUMING AND ALWAYS WITH US. BEST BILL AND JUDITH RED LION FOLK CLUB TRIMDON
Posted by neil richardson on August 24, 2020
Thinking of you and I still listen + love your music. Neil x
Posted by Mike Silver on August 24, 2020
You will always be with me pal. Since I recorded my own version of Was It You, at least four other artists have taken to playing the song and are currently exploring more of your outstanding contribution to music and songwriting. I can never thank you enough for how much you inspired me in the past and continue to do so to this day.
Posted by sarah carruthers on August 24, 2020
Happy birthday up there Dad.. can’t believe it’s 10 years.. hope you are watching over us all. X
Posted by Graham Hodge on August 24, 2020
All our thoughts are with you and your family…
Graham & Lesley
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on August 24, 2020
Time goes by but memories of happy days remain. Love to David, Sarah and families xx
Posted by Nancy Smith on July 22, 2020
The angels looked down from heaven one night.
They searched for miles afar,
And deep within the distance
They could see a shining star.

They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven,
Forever to remain.

Look down on us from heaven.
Keep us free from hurt and pain.
You'll always be within our hearts
Until we meet again.

Posted by Dean Akrill on July 22, 2020
Today I was sorting through some old cassette tapes, and I found Ewen's "Secret lives"; it brought back memories of folk clubs in Goole in the early nineties, where I met Ewen, and he inspired me to write some songs. I was never as good as him. Sad to hear he has now passed away. love & prayers.
Posted by Graham Hodge on October 4, 2019
We can’t believe it’s nine years since Ewen left us, but our thoughts are often with him and his wonderful songs are always on my itinerary.
Graham & Lesley
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on October 4, 2019
Always with me, always missed, never forgotten. xxx
Posted by Patricia Haswell on October 4, 2019
We were at Cramlington Folk Club on Wednesday 2nd October, somewhere you played often. Your good friend Mike Silver was the guest. Mike spoke about you and the song you wrote together. The Power.
He sang it beautifully.
Remembering all the lovely songs you have written and really pleased we met you. Always grateful for the time you spent with us. Peter, John and Pat from Pipe Dream
Posted by Rob van Sante on August 26, 2019
When I get up there, I’m taking you to the pub and.. oh.. btw. It’s your round. Miss ya pal.
Posted by Susan Carruthers on August 25, 2019
Another year has passed and you are still so missed and loved by many wonderful friends.  Your music still lives on and is timeless.  Played a CD just a week ago and had so many amazing comments about your lyrics and voice - your legacy lives on my dear Ewen.  I enjoyed reading all the loving tributes and how your life touched so many people.  Belated happy birthday wherever you are - I hope you are singing and writing amazing words and know how much you are missed.
Love Sue
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on August 25, 2019
Can’t believe it’s this time of year again! Comes around so quickly. Wish you were still here playing your amazing songs Ewen. You have inspired so many young musicians to keep your music alive! What a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
Remembered with great affection
Bron Dootson. xxx
Posted by Patricia Haswell on August 24, 2019
We still sing your beautiful songs Ewen. We were blessed when you came into our lives and gave us so much support.
The latest song of yours we are singing is The loneliest is man.
Your music continues to inspire us. Patricia, John and Peter from Pipe Dream xx
Posted by Graham Hodge on August 24, 2019
Still singing your wonderful songs whenever folks will listen, like last Sunday in Scarborough when I played them Peach Orchard. Always in our thoughts…
Graham & Lesley
Posted by Nancy Smith on August 24, 2019
Ewen,
You are missed and not forgotten. I still listen to your music and songs.
Nancy Smith
Posted by neil richardson on August 24, 2019
I continue to love your music, especially on Spotify these days! Best wishes to all the family. Neil xx
Posted by Mike Silver on August 24, 2019
I was playing Amber Room and The Power (that we wrote together) yesterday in a radio interview. because of the wonderful music you made, you're never far away from my thoughts mate. Singing your songs is like coming home...
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on August 23, 2019
The house will be filled with your music, my head with wonderful memories and my tummy with a big cake! Miss you always xx Love and thoughts with Sarah, David and families xx
Posted by Mic McCreadie on April 29, 2019
I was introduced to Ewen's music by my friend Mike Silver and I'm so glad I was. Mike's rendition of "The Amber Room" was so very poignant and compelling I just had to hear more of Ewen's songs. A rare and true talent whose music will live on in sites like this and in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. Ewen I never knew you but I thank you sincerely for your songs.
Posted by David Carruthers on October 12, 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 October 5, 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
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Posted by Bill Wagman on May 3, 2022
It was in 2005 or so that Ewen joined Alan Taylor for a house concert in my living room Ewen did a few of his songs and Ala performed Rosenstein Remembers. It was a great evening.
Posted by Dean Akrill on October 8, 2021
Ewan, I will always remember those folk club nights in Goole. You inspired me to play and to write, although I've still not reached your level! Deep peace my friend. Dean
Posted by Susan Carruthers on October 7, 2021
Missing you still - hope you are singing with the angels
Forever missed and never forgotten
Love Sue Chantelle and Scott
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Happy BirthdayEwen

Shared by Susan Carruthers on August 24, 2020
This past weekend we listened to my playlist of all your songs;  it was if you were sitting with us singing and playing your guitar
So many beautiful songs, lyrics and memories
I wish I had an outlet so many more people can appreciate your musical talent 
You are still missed Love always Su

Ewen teaching me :)

Shared by neil richardson on May 28, 2014

Ewen showing patience:)

Tennis Partner & Friend

Shared by Kathy Kirk on September 7, 2011

During our stay in the US, Ewen provided Peter with a much needed friend and they battled each other for many hours in tennis.

Ewen kept Pete same with his kindness and willingness to help Pete fill his days when he couldn't work.

Ewen you were a kind and gente man who left a positive mark where ever he went.

We will miss you

Pete & Kathy