In 2008 Ewan Robertson became the first singer/guitarist to win the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award. The award win included a solo recording with Greentrax Recordings.
It all began in 2000, however, when Ewan was accepted into the National Ventre of Excellence for Traditional Music in Scotland where he studied fiddle and pipes. A shortage of accompanists at the school led Ewan to experiment with the guitar which he continued to play whilst he was enrolled for a degree in Outdoor Education in Glasgow. There he used the vibrant session scene to develop a very driving style of guitar accomaniment. Ewan graduated with First Class Honours in 2005 and helped form the excellent band Vreabach who won the 'Danny Kyle Award' at Celtic Connections the same year.
The young guitarist and singer hails from Carrbridge in Strathspey and when not on the road playing music he works as a part time fire fighter in Carrbridge and has many an exciting tail to tell about that.
From Greentrax Press Notice - Release 1st March, 2010