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World: Celtic Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Type: Soundtrack Moods: Spiritual World: Western European

By Location
Switzerland

Links
Markus Rüeger's Site GreenTrees Markus Rüeger & GreenTrees Markus Rüeger's youtube channel

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Markus Rüeger& GreenTrees - Singer/Songwriter and his Band from Switzerland

Markus Rüeger, 25.1.1956, is a Swiss singer/songwriter with his roots in the Rock music of the 60-ties, and in the folk-scene of the 70-ties. He‘s been a constant member of the Swiss folk scene for the past 35 years and been moving solo and with bands 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 folk instruments as well. 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 O'Donohue" and his guitar all the way through Ireland, Belgium and France to Switzerland.

Since 2006 he is working on a one-man-musical show called >mission earth< which he has translated into English, the Irish and further island-audiences in his mind. Markus is known for his engagement for environment and peace. Markus started to do his first video clips on youtube (like the price winning "Asylum for Polar Bears")

2010 he journed to Sapmi 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 flute player Øistein Hansen which had a great input on his song "Saami-Land". Since then he keeps on traveling to Scandinavia discovering further roots of the worlds musical heritage.
2014 Video clip "Wenn's eng wird Schwyzer" released
2015 Video clips "Peace&Respect z'Schwamädingä" and "Trust in the sea" released.

At present Markus plays with his band GreenTrees or as soloist or in combos with musicians from the Swiss-irish scene. Beside his singer/songwriter engagement he works with adolescents in schools teaching music and theater.


The Band: GreenTrees

Kurt Tschanz, bass/vocals
Franz Michel, vocals/git./fl.
Markus Rüeger, lead-vocals/git./bombarde/bouzouki/whistles
Roman Manser, accordion/vocals/keyboards

Four guys rocking and jodeling there own breed of world-music!

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 the Band or SOLO on his "Take this World in your Hands"-Tour .

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