Who are they?

Folk singer/songwriter, Ruth Notman, first came to prominence in 2006 when, aged just seventeen, she was a finalist in the BBC Young Folk Awards. In 2007, the Nottingham 18-year-old released a debut album Threads which, as BBC Radio 3’s. Verity Sharp declared, “caused quite a stir” making the folk scene sit up and take notice of this young performer’s incredible voice. Threads went on to receive plaudits in The Independent, The Guardian and Mojo and in 2009, Notman released her second album The Life of Lilly to similar acclaim before taking a musical sabbatical to go to university.

Ruth returned to the UK folk scene in style in 2019, collaborating with Sam Kelly and Damien O’Kane on the album ‘Changeable Heart’ (Pure Records), reintroducing audiences to her knock out voice and unique brand of acoustic folk which inspired a generation of young singers and musicians.

Why bring them to Colonsay?

Well, quite simply, their elegant voice coupled with their delicate piano accompaniment means it was a no brainer to bring them to Colonsay. With vocal tones unlike anything to grace the Ceòl stage before Ruth is going to warm our weary hearts with uplifting and beautiful numbers.

When can I see them?

Ruth will be performing one concert on either the Friday or the Saturday. This will be decided closer to the time

How do I get to see them?

By purchasing a ticket of course!  Festival passes for Ceòl Cholasa 2022 are £100, but an early bird discount of £20 is applied to all tickets purchased before the 1st of May. Click on the tickets page to see all the options. The full weekend pass gains you entry to all the concerts in the hall, the stomping late night Ceòl Ceilidh and the workshops. It also entitles you to a seat at hotel gigs (though this is strictly first come, first served).

Remember, Ceòl Cholasa is a limited, bijou event. It’s best to purchase your ticket as soon as possible as then you can rest assured that you will be one of a maximum of only 250 people attending the best wee music festival in the west!