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Sòlas, Gaol, Sìth, Dòchas

Camryn Ruthven EPK

Uniting her passions for music and history, Camryn (she/her) explores the Gaelic lineage through song, reclaiming the Scottish traditions of her ancestors and tending to their embers to honour the ancient ways through this modern-era. She believes that it is critical that we work towards decolonizing ourselves and reclaiming the ancestral teachings within our lineages so that we might become aligned allies for harmonious cross-cultural connections, collective healing, and sustainable ways of life. Language and music, as living cultural traditions, have the power to carry these teachings and share their resonant power with others. Camryn weaves the medicines of earth-centredness and Gàidhlig traditions into her own creative tapestry through poetry, song-writing, vocal improvisation, and instrumentation (primarily piano/guitar/bodhrán). Her distinctive vocal style draws its inspirations from the raw, highly-ornamented, earthy qualities of waulking songs, as well as the influences of Gàidhlig musicians such as Griogair Labhruidh and Kathleen MacInnes.

Music

Chì Mi na Mòrbheanna (Performed by Camryn Ruthven)

Chì Mi na Mòrbheanna (Performed by Camryn Ruthven)

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The absolutely marvelous Ruthven Sisters. Three girls from the valley – formerly called The Three Bad Apples; Camryn, Aniah and Haidyn wowed the crowd with their intense sound and theatrics. They are all under twenty but act like a polished group that has done miles and miles of touring.

Robert Burcher, The Blue Mountains Review

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Performances

Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums St. Andrew's Day Ceilidh - Clarksburg, Ontario - Featured Performer and Pianist

Summerfolk Music Festival - Owen Sound Ontario - Youth Discoveries Artist

Noon Hour Concert Series - Owen Sound, Ontario

Vinestock - Blue Mountains, Ontario

2021

Sweetwater Music Festival: Next Wave Showcase - Digital Festival - Showcase Finalist

2019

2024

OMFA Provincial Music Festival Award - Virtual - Vocalist/Guitarist (Ruthven Sisters Trio)

Drumhead Service - Thornbury, Ontario - Bagpiper (Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums)

Open Ears Music Festival: CREEK - Schneider Creek Amphitheatre, Waterloo, Ontario - Vocalist (Nu Ears Ensemble)

Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Stars Awards Concert - Owen Sound, Ontario - Vocalist/Guitarist (Ruthven Sisters Trio)

Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums Tartan Day Concert - Clarksburg, Ontario - Solo Performance, Bagpiper

ICE End-of-Year Devised Opera: "Entropy" - Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario - Vocalist and Percussion

"Kreative Keyboards" Concert - Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario - Selected Performer (Dùthaich MhicAoidh)

Pub Night at the Marsh Street Centre - Clarksburg, Ontario

Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums Burns Night Supper - Clarksburg, Ontario - Solo Performance, Bagpiper, and Haggis-Bearer

2023

Laurier Faculty of Music End-of-Year Gala - Waterloo, Ontario - Vocalist (ICE Ensemble)

"The Scottish Gaelic Diaspora" at the Blue Mountains Public Library - Thornbury Ontario - Performer

Marsh Street Centre Pub Night - Clarksburg, Ontario

Deep Roots Ceilidh - Guelph, Ontario - Gàidhlig culture/language/song    sharer/speaker, Collaborative Bodhrán Player

Marsh Street Centre Pub Night - Clarksburg, Ontario

Our Roots Are Showing - Owen Sound, Ontario - Featured Performer

Homeshare Fundraiser at the Marsh Street Centre - Clarksburg, Ontario

Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums Tartan Day Concert - Clarksburg, Ontario - Featured Performer and Pianist

Lion's Club Trivia Night and Concert at the Marsh Street Centre- Clarksburg Ontario

Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums Burns Night Supper - Clarksburg, Ontario - Featured Performer and Collaborative Pianist

2022

VineStock - Blue Mountains, Ontario

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