New Faculty: Welcome Ewan Macintyre / Eòghann Mac an t-saoir
We welcome Ewan Macintyre / Eòghann Mac an t-saoir to the Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir faculty. Ewan will be covering Robert Bingham’s classes for the remainder of the 2022 – 2023 school year as Robert, a Naval officer, has received orders for duty on a ship. We are very excited to have such a creative person as Ewan join our community.
Now based in Montreal, Ewan was born and raised in Edinburgh. He comes from very creative roots. His parents are puppeteers, and the family toured Asia, Australia, and North America. Ewan himself was writing music in his teens. Ewan spoke Gaelic since childhood, but it was after music college when he started playing more traditional music that he returned to the language and deepened his interest in the language and its culture.
In 2014, Ewan moved to Canada, studied French, married a Quebecoise woman in 2021, and became a
tri-lingual man. At the start of the pandemic he began writing songs in Gaelic. Ewan is very interested in creative writing and music in Gaelic, and believes the world needs new music in Gaelic. His first album to include Gaelic songs comes out next year. You can listen to some of the music of the Ewan Macintyre Band here