- Blog on performances at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2014 - This year, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient was hit by the biggest Manx delegation yet, where a multitude of Manx talent stormed the city and made sure that the Bretons wouldn’t forget us in a hurry. And rightly so: in 2015 the Isle of Man and Cornwall will celebrate their very own year at the…
- ‘Gaelic Women’ gig with Julie Fowlis, Mary Black and Ruth Keggin - Next Thursday (7th August) my band and I will be joining the incredible Gàidhlig singer Julie Fowlis and world-renowned Irish singer Mary Black for a concert entitles ‘Les Femmes Gaeliques’ (Gaelic Women) at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. To say I’m overwhelmed/feel incredibly lucky to share in this concert is a massive understatement. Julie Fowlis…
About RuthMychione Ruth
Ruth Keggin is a Manx Gaelic singer 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.
Ruth studied voice with Amanda Crawley at the University of York, where she gained a first class degree in music. She performed as a soloist at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2012, where she was honoured to open the renowned Nuits Interceltiques to audiences of over 10,000 spectators.
Recent projects include an ongoing voice/fiddle collaboration between Ruth, Norwegian musicians Margit Myhr and Erlend Apneseth, Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister of Barrule and Jamie Smith’s Mabon and Manx multi-instrumentalist David Kilgallon. The group recorded their unique mix of Manx-Norwegian music in Autumn 2013 – details of their 2014 performances will be published on this site anon.
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 Norway in Spring 2015.