“Dear Friends of Rowan
It is with great sadness that we must tell you of the death of our beloved, beautiful and talented daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and your dear friend.
She slipped away peacefully, on 7th February 2022, surrounded by the love of her family, and knowing of your love and friendship in her life.
Margaret, David, and Tiernan”
“When you sing in harmony as closely as Rowan and I did, you have to have a special relationship and with Rowan that was easy. She was a beautiful singer and a beautiful person to have around and to be around. In recent years we shared that special bond of walking together in all weathers and Rowan’s own songs became an integral part of the Ramblers story, as her own career blossomed.
She was a joy to be with and a very very special person.
My heart goes out to Benji who has been a model of silent and supportive restraint this past year. This is heart-breaking for all of us.
We had fun with this classic old English folk song on every Ramblers gig.”
Click to hear Searching For Lambs followed by Street Of Dreams (the first song Rowan recorded with Oysterband) and then Spirit Of Dust.
Such a very sad loss. She had a beautiful, strong voice and seemed a lovely lady. A terrible shock. With deepest condolences to her family and friends.
This has sent an awful shockwave through Commoners Choir!
So vey very sad!
Heart goes out to all of Rowans family and friends!
What a terrible loss!
Awful, awful news. Remember Rowan very well from the walks. Lovely lady with a stunning voice.
I stumbled across Rohan’s beautiful album Where The Wild Horses Roam only a few weeks ago. I was immediately captivated by Rowan’s clear voice and pure delivery – which reminded me so much of the much missed Sandy Denny – and played the CD at every opportunity. So, when I discovered that Rowan had passed away I was dumbstruck. Such a loss to the music community. I shall treasure this release which holds pride of place in my collection.
JJ writes: “That’s a lovely tribute John. JJ”