Rowan is a fiddle-singer, writer and tunesmith who grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. The author of two successful tunebooks, he has also written articles for The Living Tradition magazine and led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the country. In 2016, he won the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival and was nominated for The Molloy Award at Birmingham Tradfest, encouraging him to record his debut album, Mountscribe, officially released on 14th January 2018!
I'm so excited to announce my debut album Mountscribe – 12 tracks blurring the line between traditional and original songwriting!
Although its official release date is 14th January, physical pre-release copies are available to order in time for Christmas 2017! See my CDs page...
The Bird Who Sings Freedom is out of the bag! Have a listen here and then get a copy from RootBeat Records! "Wonderful stuff!" – Mike Harding
The new album with Rosie Hodgson was launched to critical acclaim back in May at the Cecil Sharp House! Have a listen below:
"A debut album of rare promise... inspired and innovative songwriting... an album which is authentic and thoughtful, and which embraces the old and the new..."
– The Living Tradition
Future of Young Folk Award
Bromyard Folk Festival 2016