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About Steve Dewar

Steve Dewar is a Scottish folksinger, songwriter and guitarist born and raised in Edinburgh by his mother Janet Dewar and his father Alistair Dewar. When Steve was 12 years old he picked up the guitar and started playing and singing, he never put the guitar down again. From 1987 till 1993 Steve played as lead guitarist (electric) in the Scottish punk rock band Political Asylum. Since 1998 he has been playing solo or accompanied by his band Dewar or the Assassenachs, on stages of all sizes, throughout Europe with his self-written repertoire and exciting take on Celtic folk music. Steve has played at numerous Celtic festivals and Highland Games, including;  Schloss Hohenlimburg Celtic Festival, Irish Folk Festival Balver Höhle, Magdeburger Irish Folk Festival, Highland Gathering Peine, Knockengorroch, Highland Games Trebsen, Heideland Games, Méire Morough Folk Festival, Keltfest and Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival. Besides the bigger stages he plays also at smaller venues like the Spring Market in Bourtange, Vera or at Irish Pubs. When he can, Steve goes back to his roots and plays at venues in the area of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Steve is influenced by his upbringing in Edinburgh, he gives traditional folk songs a new lease of life but they retain their authenticity and integrity. That, mixed with his own unique songs makes for a powerful and diverse experience. Steve's show will transport you to many places and times in the Celtic world. Traditional songs, contemporary songs and his own work, flow effortlessly through each other; ballads, love songs, songs of war, hard times, drinking times, lessons in history and last, and by no means least, fun and laughter.

Steve's EP
Conquer the Divide

Steve's EP
Steve Dewar

Conquer The Divide

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