Buchan man prepares album release

Ewan Mackay will be releasing an album of original music later this month
Ewan Mackay will be releasing an album of original music later this month

A North East man with an impressive reputation as a composer, and has cerebral palsy is preparing to release his first album.

Ewan Mackay, from Cruden Bay, will release his first album of original compositions, Piano Works.

The album is available to download on Monday, October 19th from Ewan’s website www.ewanmackay.co.uk.

The album will feature local pianist Daniel Silcock.

Ewan and Daniel have been friends since they were pupils at Peterhead Academy, where they were both members of the school orchestra.

Daniel is currently studying music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, but still found time to work with Ewan in the writing, recording and producing of the songs.

Ewan has been making a name for himself as a young composer and on Saturday, October 3 was in the audience at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Aberdeen as the Grampian Concert Orchestra performed the world premier of his latest composition ‘Rhapsody for Orchestra’.

The show received a ‘rapturous applause’ from the crowd, Ewan’s parents Alison and Gordon told the Buchanie.

Ewan completed an HND in music at North East College in Aberdeen and is now studying for a Bachelors degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands, where he is majoring in composition.

These are the latest in a line of impressive feats for the youth; in 2013 he climbed Ben Nevis to raise money for charity Friends of the Special Nursery.