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Friday, June 24, 2016
Ruth Keggin to Launch New Album
Gaelic vocalist, Ruth Keggin, will be sharing her success in the music industry
with the launch of her second album, Turrys
(Journey) as part of two concerts this weekend.
on from her critically acclaimed debut, solo album Sheear (Westward) in 2014, Ruth has performed live sessions on both
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland, as well as at the British Museum in London
and at high profile festivals such as Glasgow based Celtic Connections and the
European favourite, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany.
with her band, Ruth has also performed in joint concerts with major players in
the folk world, including Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, Irish vocalist
Mary Black and the band Dàimh.
will be marking the launch of her latest album with two concerts, initially at
Noa Bakehouse on the 24 June, followed by a second at the Centenary Centre in
Peel on the 25 June; both starting at 8.00pm. Children are welcome at both
concerts, but strict licensing laws prohibit them from Noa Bakehouse after
well as Ruth Keggin and her full band, support will be provided by talented,
local fiddle player, Isla Callister (who will shortly be relocating to Glasgow
where she will study traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland),
ubiquitous multi-instrumentalist David Kilgallon and expressive sean-nós singer
and musician Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, who also features in Ruth's own band.
live studio recording of her current album highlights an eclectic mix of
traditional, contemporary and original songs and melodies, arranged in a fresh
and imaginative way; including a mixture of vocals, flutes, guitar, double bass
and concertina. It can be pre-ordered either through Ruth's dedicated website,
or by using iTunes.
for the concerts can be purchased in advance at £8, again from Ruth's website,
Celtic Gold, Shakti Man, Peter Norris and Thompson Travel, or £10 on the door.
Tickets for the first gig only (in Douglas) will also be available from Noa