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World: Celtic Moods: Type: Vocal Folk: Celtic Folk Folk: Contemporary Celtic

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Great Britain / UK

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Ruth Keggin

Ruth Keggin is a Manx Gaelic singer from the Isle of Man who is passionate about bringing Manx music and language to a wider audience. Her debut solo album, Sheear (‘Westward’), which features traditional and contemporary Manx Gaelic songs, was released in February 2014. She marked the release date with an album launch in the Isle of Man, followed by a mini Irish tour where she shared joint-gigs with the Scottish Gaelic supergroup Dàimh.

Recent projects include an ongoing voice/fiddle collaboration between Manx and Norwegian musicians; a project initiated and supported by Manx organisation Culture Vannin. Ruth works with Norwegian musicians Margit Myhr (Firil) and Erlend Apneseth, Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister (Barrule; Jamie Smith’s Mabon) and Manx multi-instrumentalist David Kilgallon. The group recorded their unique mix of Manx-Norwegian music in Autumn 2013.

Ruth is also vocalist, flautist and whistle-player for the band Nish As Rish who have performed internationally, winning the Trophée Loic Raison for best new group at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2011. Nish As Rish will be touring the North-west Norway in Spring 2015.