Father Sydney MacEwan

Father Sydney MacEwan

Real Name:
Canon Sydney Alfred MacEwan
Profile:
Scottish tenor, who sang traditional Scottish and Irish songs. He was born and brought up in the Springburn area of Glasgow.

Born 19th October 1908 in Glasgow. Died 25th September 1991, aged 82. His funeral was held in St Andrew's Cathedral, the church where he was ordained.
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Father Sydney MacEwan Discography

Albums

E3152 Father Sydney MacEwen* Songs By Father Sydney MacEwen(LP, Album) MGM Records E3152 US 1956 Sell This Version
GBR 6526 Father Sydney MacEwan / Philip Green And His Orchestra / Hubert Greenslade Father Sydney MacEwan / Philip Green And His Orchestra / Hubert Greenslade - The Emerald Isle(10") Philips GBR 6526 UK 1958 Sell This Version
PHM 200-013(C) Father Sydney MacEwan Songs Of The Shamrock(LP, Album) Philips PHM 200-013(C) Canada 1959 Sell This Version
SKER 2001 Canon Sydney MacEwan* / Bernadette Greevy / The Cork Children's Choir Composed And Conducted By Philip Green Canon Sydney MacEwan* / Bernadette Greevy / The Cork Children's Choir Composed And Conducted By Philip Green - Let Me Bring Love (Mass Of St. Francis Of Assisi) (Album) EMI (Ireland) Limited, Tralee SKER 2001 Ireland 1972 Sell This Version
T 877 Father Sydney MacEwan Sings Some Of His Favourites(LP) The World Record Club Limited T 877 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BC-501 Father Sydney MacEwan Songs Of Ireland And Scotland(LP) Blarney Castle BC-501 US Unknown Sell This Version
A 10790 L Father Sydney MacEwan Songs Of The Thistle(LP, Album, Mono) Philips A 10790 L New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
ML 5067 Father Sydney MacEwan Scotch and Irish Songs(LP) Columbia ML 5067 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
STAL6027 Father Sydney MacEwan Memories(LP) Talisman (2) STAL6027 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
KL 5311 Canon Sydney MacEwen*, The Choir of The Church of Santa Susanna, Rome Canon Sydney MacEwen*, The Choir of The Church of Santa Susanna, Rome - The Mass(LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks KL 5311 US Unknown Sell This Version
G 04131 L Father Sydney MacEwan Peat Fire Flame(LP) Philips G 04131 L UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DB.3120 Father Sydney MacEwan With Orchestra Conducted By Philip Green Father Sydney MacEwan With Orchestra Conducted By Philip Green - Scotland The Brave / Killarney In The Spring(Shellac, 10") Columbia DB.3120 New Zealand 1953 Sell This Version
NBE 11057 Father Sydney MacEwan With Maria Korchinska And Philip Green And His Orchestra Father Sydney MacEwan With Maria Korchinska And Philip Green And His Orchestra - Hebridean Songs Vol. 2(7", EP) Philips NBE 11057 UK 1957 Sell This Version
NBE.11089 Father Sydney MacEwan With Philip Green And His Orchestra and The George Mitchell Choir Father Sydney MacEwan With Philip Green And His Orchestra and The George Mitchell Choir - The Spirit Of Christmas(7", EP) Philips NBE.11089 UK 1958 Sell This Version
ABE 10140 Father Sydney MacEwan Memories Of Ireland Vol.2(7", EP) Philips ABE 10140 UK 1959 Sell This Version
ABE 10141 Father Sydney MacEwan Memories Of Ireland Vol.3(7", EP) Philips ABE 10141 UK 1959 Sell This Version
NBE.11008 Father Sydney MacEwan with Philip Green And His Orchestra Father Sydney MacEwan with Philip Green And His Orchestra - The Meeting Of The Waters(7", EP) Philips NBE.11008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
D.B. 2993 Sydney MacEwan* Westering Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia D.B. 2993 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MGEP 8649 Father Sydney MacEwan Father Sydney MacEwan(7", EP, Mono) Parlophone MGEP 8649 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
NBE 11056, NBE.11056 Father Sydney MacEwan With Maria Korchinska And Philip Green And His Orchestra Father Sydney MacEwan With Maria Korchinska And Philip Green And His Orchestra - Hebridean Songs (Vol. 1)(7", EP) Philips, Philips NBE 11056, NBE.11056 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NBE 11049, 425028 NE Father Sydney MacEwan With The George Mitchell Choir*, Charles Smart And Philip Green And His Orchestra Father Sydney MacEwan With The George Mitchell Choir*, Charles Smart And Philip Green And His Orchestra - Carols You Love(7", EP) Philips, Philips NBE 11049, 425028 NE UK Unknown Sell This Version
NES 4000 Father Sydney MacEwan Father Sydney MacEwan(7", EP, Mono) Pye Nixa NES 4000 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
SBF 195 Father Sydney MacEwan With Charlie Smart Father Sydney MacEwan With Charlie Smart - The Twelve Days Of Christmas / O Little Town Of Bethlehem(7") Philips SBF 195 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CA 22177 Father Sydney MacEwan With Philip Green And His Orchestra Father Sydney MacEwan With Philip Green And His Orchestra - Scotland The Brave / Killarney In The Spring(Shellac, 10") Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. CA 22177 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NEP 34020 Father Sydney MacEwan Songs Of The Gael(7", EP, Mono) Piccadilly NEP 34020 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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hobnob55

hobnob55

August 13, 2015
garland to the blessed virgin ? i have a copy of it here not listed .? on philips records ABL 3284 1958 vg+vg+
upsidedownmusic

upsidedownmusic

August 21, 2010
Father Sydney MacEwan, a major singing star of the 1930's, '40's and '50's also served as a Catholic priest based in Scotland. He was born in Glasgow in1909 -- Scottish father, Irish mother. His father died when the family were young. Young MacEwan had a 'taster-course' with the Jesuits but found them not to his liking and instead of entering the priesthood, went to Glasgow University, graduating MA around 1929/30. His singing came to the notice of the then Rector of the university, Compton MacKenzie, who encouraged him to think seriously about a musical career. MacKenzie took him to London where he was introduced to John McCormack. (I think it true to to say that he was MacKenzie's protege rather than McCormack's). In any event, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. He made a name for himself, accompanied by Duncan Morrison from the Isle of Lewis, both as a recording artiste and as a recitalist both at home and abroad. He bravely gave up his career to enter the priesthood and was ordained in 1944. On the day of his ordination Radio Eireann and the Australian Broadcasting Commission broadcast special programmes in his honour. Interestingly enough, his church superiors gave him permission to continue his singing career and his church in Lochgilphead benefitted financially. He made the brave decision to give up singing at the age of 50 when, in his own words, his voice had 'lost its bloom'.

As Sir Compton MacKenzie wrote in 'The Gramophone', 'Sydney MacEwan's art is the art that conceals art'.

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