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Markus Rüeger, 25.1.1956, is a swiss singer/songwriter with his roots in the Rockmusic of the 60-ties, and in the folk-scene of the 70-ties. He‘s been a constant member of the swiss folk sceen for the past 35 years and been moving solo and with bands as DRUMLIN in Switzerland and Europe for many years. Markus is a great singer and guitar-player in the first place, but he plays all kind of other folkinstruments aswell. He‘s got a strong connection to Ireland having lived there for some times and in 1980 he did his long march with his irish donkey "John the Donkey" and his guitar all the way through Ireland, Belgium and France to Switzerland.

Since 2006 he has been working on a one-man-musical show called >mission earth< .
Markus is known for his engagement for enviroment and peace.

2010 he travelled with his partner to Sapmi and started to discover the Sapmi-Culture and getting in touch with the art of Yoik. He became friend with the the singer Berit Alette Mienna and the fluteplayer Øistein Hansen wich had a great input on his song "Saami-Land". Since then he keeps on travelling to Scandinavia discovering further roots of the worlds musical heritage.

These days he and his Band have released their new CD with the irish producer, drummer and multi-instrumentalist WAYNE SHEEHY at the Ocean Studios in Kilcrohane, West Cork, Ireland. The CD " Take this world in your hands" is a further engaged album for a peaceful and sustainable way of living on this planet.

At present Markus plays with his band GreenTrees or SOLO on his "Take this World in your Hands"-Tour .