Up and coming multi-instrumentalist and composer Euan McLaughlin released his new track, Grace’s, on Friday 12 February. Originally from Leith and now based in Glasgow, Euan can be heard playing fiddle on the ITV series Victoria. He has performed with a number of acts including Danny Kyle Award 2020 Winners Lapwyng and toured across the UK, Europe and Australia, performing at major events such as Celtic Connections and Festival Interceltique De Lorient. Euan spoke with The Fountain about the new single as well as plans for the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Grace’s?
I’ve been really happy with the reception so far! Seems to have been got a fair wee bit of radio play already and I’ve had lots of really encouraging feedback from folk as well which is lovely.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
I think this track really pulls together a lot of different influences to create something pretty epic – I like to think it’s got a really positive/hopeful kinda vibe to it as well which is definitely important at the moment!
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I’ve got a whole load of different things in the works at the moment which I’m very excited by. My next big release is a collaboration with Tom Spirals that we’ve been steadily working on over the last six months or so. It’s due out in May I think! The wheels have started moving on a full album of my stuff as well…
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I always really enjoy playing in many of Glasgow’s awesome venues, St Luke’s is probably a favourite. Also heading up to The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool is always fun. It’s been so long that I’m just excited to get in a room with my pals and play to be honest, hopefully we can bring this music to an audience in the not-too-distant future!