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 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
Posted by Bronwen Dootson on 5th October 2014
Still your light shines on. Always remembered with great affection dear friend.
Posted 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)
Posted 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)
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted by Keith Taylor on 25th August 2014
Always will be in our thoughts
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted by Susan Carruthers on 24th August 2014
Happy Birthday Ewen - you are missed - thinking about you on your birthday. Love Sue
Posted 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.
Posted by Allan Savage on 18th May 2014
Your songs are still sung at Cramlington Folk Club. You are always remembered
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Neil Richardson on 4th October 2013
I will always miss your company. Your songs are still on my iTunes most played! Neil x
Posted by Helen Parnala (Vacaville ... 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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)
Posted 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.
Posted 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…
Posted 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!!
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Brendan Egan on 24th August 2013
Thanks for the good memories Ewen. Bren and Sue
Posted by Rob Van Sante on 24th August 2013
I miss you mate.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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…
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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

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