- Liverpool Festival of Ideas performance - On Friday 25th July, not only did the 50-ft high Royal DeLuxe theatre company ‘giants’ take to the city of Liverpool, so did some of the Manx! A number of Manx music performances were organised by the University of Liverpool as part of the Festival of Ideas (organised in association with the Centre for Manx…
- On performing with world-renowned blues musician Davy Knowles in his ‘Island Bound’ folk and roots project - It’s really not an overstatement to say that Davy Knowles — Joe Satriani’s “new favourite modern-day bluesman” — is a phenomenal musician. Davy grew up on the Isle of Man (indeed, we became friends at the same secondary school) and left the Island at the age of 19 to move to America and follow his…
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.