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Posted by Allan Taylor on October 20, 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
Posted by mick ewing on October 20, 2010
songs like the amber room really moved me. the story and the feeling really communicated. some things do not die.
Posted by Roy Whyke on October 18, 2010
Goodbye Ewen, thanks for the music.
Posted by Jack Burness on October 18, 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.

Posted by Beth Eaglen on October 17, 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.
Posted by Patricia Haswell on October 17, 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
Posted by brendan egan on October 16, 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
Posted by Tom Fielding on October 16, 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
Posted by Tom Hughes on October 15, 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.."
Posted by Rob van Sante on October 15, 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
Posted by Keith Taylor on October 14, 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
Posted by Derrick Loustalet on October 14, 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.
Posted by Sylvia Swarner on October 14, 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.
Posted by David Carruthers on October 13, 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
Posted by Roger & Elaine Goode on October 13, 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
Posted by Susan Carruthers on October 13, 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
Posted by Ross Brown on October 13, 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.
Posted by Andy Wilkie on October 13, 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.
Posted by Moose Croasdell on October 13, 2010
You leave: but your songs never will. Goodbye Ewen. Sleep well
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on October 12, 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!!

Posted by lynda tobler on October 12, 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.
Posted by john hedley on October 12, 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.
Posted by sarah carruthers on October 12, 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
Posted by Steve Marchant on October 12, 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!)
Posted by Cath Ingham on October 12, 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.
Posted by chantelle loustalet on October 12, 2010
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
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Posted by Susan Carruthers on August 24, 2022
Happy birthday wishes to a wonderful person
Miss you and am hoping to bring your music alive in my audio book “One More Story”
Love Sue
Posted by Graham Hodge on August 24, 2022
All your pals think of you often and your songs are often given an airing at every chance… lots of love to all your lovely family❤️
Graham, Lesley & family
Posted by neil richardson on August 24, 2022
Happy birthday, your songs are my most played on Spotify:) I’ve also just started to the learn the guitar, in a few years I hope to play ‘ was it you’
My best wishes to your friends and family xx
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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