Congratulations to Ewen Henderson who has written Hands Up for Trad’s official tune for the Coronation. Ewen is a very talented composer, musician and broadcaster who performs around the world with Mànran. Play the tune below. The tune will be performed live at Edinburgh TradFest’s #WorldPlayAStrathspeyDay concert on Saturday 6th May at 3pm. We would love to see you there. You can buy a ticket here. The concert will feature fiddlers Graham MacKenzie, Madeleine Stewart, Seamus O’Baoighill with wonderful pianist Rory Matheson (Trip, Fara).
Composer website: https://www.ewen-henderson.com/King-Charles-IIIIs-Coronation-Strathspey
Ewen Henderson hails from Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland and has been naturally steeped in the traditional music and Gaelic culture of the area from an early age. Ewen started learning the fiddle at five years of age and has since then mastered an impressive array of instruments, having had the privilege of learning from many of the true masters of West Highland traditional music – Aonghas Grant Snr. on fiddle most notably – whilst also being influenced by his strong family musical heritage.
Though most commonly found performing with Mànran (the band he co-founded in 2010), Ewen has also been fortunate enough to play all over the world with a host of top Scottish and global cross-genre artists including the world-renowned Battlefield Band, with whom he toured for several years, and World Music pioneers the Afro-Celt Sound System.
If you would like to contact the composer – you can email them here.