A collection of new music written, recorded, performed and produced by Ewan MacPherson.

With a variety of guest appearances from some of the finest musicians on the UK & Scandinavian trad music scene.

Album release tour dates in November 2016 and Febuary 2017.


- To go to another place to get something or someone and bring it, him, or her back.

- The length of water over which a given wind has blown, a long fetch creates a high energy wave.

“Over the last 20 years I have been lucky enough to play with a wide range of folk musicians from all over the world, but especially Europe. It has been an inspiring journey learning from some of the finest players in a variety of culturally rich countries.

From the Celtic and Anglo Nations across to Scandinavia, my musical travels have led me to write this collection of tunes reflecting those experiences.

I am not from a family of tradition bearers, but my forebears hail from all over the British Isles and music is in my bones. I have a genuine love for it, along with a mongrel's freedom which allows me to jump headlong into new cultures and get involved, learning many of the nuances in traditional styles from the generous musicians I have met.

FETCH is the culmination of all those experiences, with a few good friends from along the way, each one of them a respected musician in their own right. This is also a way to say thanks and perhaps a chance to give something back. In these uncertain times it feels good to be part of such a vibrant culture so full of bright energy.

This has been a very hands-on project, I wrote 95% of the music on this album, produced and recorded in Scotland and Norway, designed the cover art and booked the tour.”

Ewan MacPherson (Eng) - Mandolin, Mandola, Banjo, Jaw Harp,

                                             6 & 12 String Guitars, Harmonium

Aaron Jones (Eng) -  Bouzouki & Cittern

Alasdair White (Sco) - Fiddle

Ben Farmer (Eng) - Melodeon & Accordion

Callum Convoy (Sco) - Bodhran

Chris Wright (Sco) - Cittern & Octave Mandolin

Fin Moore (Sco) - Border Pipes & Small Pipes

Hannah Read (Sco) - Fiddle

Lauren MacColl (Sco) - Fiddle & Viola

Magnus Lundmark (Swe) - Percussion

Sarah Hoy (Sco) - Fiddle

Sigrid Moldestad (Nor) - Hardanger Fiddle

This project would not have been possible without the support of Creative Scotland.

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Photo Sean Purser