Glasgow musician Ewan Manson killed in Turkey road crash

Ewan Manson. Picture: submitted

Ewan Manson. Picture: submitted

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A YOUNG musician from Glasgow has been killed in a road crash while holidaying in Turkey with friends.

Ewan Manson was the frontman of a disco-funk band and also worked with some of Scotland’s theatre companies.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that a 23-year-old man had been killed in the coastal resort of Fethiye.

Another un-named Briton is receiving hospital treatment in the wake of the accident on Monday.

A freelance songwriter, composer and “creative specialist”, Mr Manson had previously worked with both Scottish Youth Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.

A graduate in music from Salford University, in Manchester, he was about to embark on a post-graduate training course to become a teacher.

Last year Mr Manson won a national songwriting competition to create a new song about anti-sectarianism, which was targeted at five to 14-year-olds. He worked on his entry, entitled Dumb Ways To Think, with a group of young people involved in the Inverclyde-based anti-sectarianism initiative, Gie’s Peace.

Mr Manson had been a music specialist when Scottish Youth Theatre was working with the group to explore issues around sectarianism through drama, music and performance.

Mr Manson was also involved with The Tin Forest, the National Theatre of Scotland’s flagship project for the cultural programme of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

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