Lena Dewar is a Dutch musician who plays traditional and new Celtic music on fiddle and sings in Gaelic.
In 2012, when her husband, Steve Dewar, brought a fiddle home, Lena picked it up immediately and started playing. After a few, years Lena started accompanying Scottish and Irish songs with her own compositions and lines. Working together with her husband Lena started singing songs in English and also Gaelic, incorporating the tradition of Puirt à beul.
Puirt à beul, “tunes from a mouth”, is a traditional form of song native to Scotland that sets Gaelic lyrics to instrumental tune melodies. Historically, they were used to accompany dancing in the absence of instruments and to transmit instrumental tunes orally. Nowadays, as well as frequent appearances with Assassenachs, Lena and her husband are playing together in the band Dewar. They perform in different formats (from duo to quartet, with guest musicians or without). For more information about Lena and Dewar you can visit her website page via http://www.lenadewar.com