Ruth Keggin Gell
Ruth Keggin Gell is a musician, teacher and Manx speaker from the Isle of Man. She studied music at the University of York, before going on to complete a PGCE in secondary music at the University of Cambridge. She has experience as a secondary and primary school music specialist, private music tutor, and Manx language teacher, in addition to performing and delivering song workshops.
Ruth’s two solo albums, Sheear (‘Westward’) and Turrys (‘Journey’) were released in 2014 and 2016 respectively, to critical acclaim. She has given live performances and interviews on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales and ‘Seirm’ on BBC Alba (television), as well as in major festivals including Celtic Connections, and has also been a feature-presenter for, and sung on, the BBC 2 television programme ‘Coast’. She has also shared joint-gigs with bands and artists including Dàimh, Julie Fowlis, Mary Black, Kathleen MacInnes and Blue Rose Code. Ruth delights in collaborating with other musicians, and is also part of an InterGaelic vocal project called ‘Aon Teanga’, with Scottish musician and broadcaster Mary Ann Kennedy, and Irish musician Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin.