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the elevated LIFE

The debut solo EP from Irish musician and producer Ewan Cowley








by Ewan Cowley

Produced by Ewan Cowley and Dave McCune. 

Ewan Cowley - Vocal, Guitars, Piano, Low Whistle, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Bass Guitar.

Lisa Lambe - Vocal on Track 2
Lynda O'Connor - Violin
Karen Dervan - Viola
Michelle Mason - Cello
Joe Csibi - Electric & Double Bass
Dave McCune - Drums and Percussion

Recorded and mixed by Dave McCune at The Ventry, Co. Dublin.  Track 2 mixed by Mark Murphy
Strings and bass recorded by Rian Trench at The Meadow, Co. Wicklow. 
Mastered by Madhu Kambamettu
©2016 IMRO/PRS E. Cowley/N. Cowley 






"...a gem of an EP, his voice has purity which recalls early Paul Brady." - Irish Music Magazine

"...a wonderful guitarist..." - Fiachna Ó Braonáin,  RTÉ Radio One

"Ewan is a musical polymath." - Paul Herriott, RTÉ Lyric FM


Marrying a Knopfleresque melodic touch with a lyrical ability and guitar talent akin to James Taylor and Paul Brady, Irish songwriter and composer Ewan Cowley steps into the solo artist’s spotlight with The Elevated Life, his debut solo EP.

Comprising new songs and instrumentals, the collection showcases a maturity of lyric-writing and musicianship informed by Cowley’s illustrious career to date as a diversely talented multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer with a background in Irish traditional and classical music.

As a live performer and producer he guided top Irish band The High Kings through their first years of success.  He has worked with Dónal Lunny, Hayley Westenra, Celtic Woman and many more artists, including Lisa Lambe who appears as a guest vocalist on this EP on the 2016 RTÉ Radio playlisted single “The Thorns From Your Heart”.  In 2017 he composed the score for the film 'Kubrick By Candlelight' by David O'Reilly.

In 2016 he produced and performed on an EP of duets with Dublin born singer Edel Murphy titled 'Bluebonnet Spring'.  

The Elevated Life, produced by Ewan Cowley & Dave McCune is out now via BandcampiTunes and Spotify.



This song written by Noel Cowley tells the story of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison (1872 - 1913) who, when protesting for women's votes at the Epsom Derby in 1913, was knocked down by the King's horse, Anmer. She died of her injuries.