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Ruth Dillon

Ruth Dillon is a world class singer/songwriter and musician who originally hails from Clonmel, Co.Tipperary but is now settled in Galway in the West of Ireland.

Having flirted with a few different career options, one of which was hotel management, which she studied for three years, all roads kept leading her back to music and so she took the plunge and has been playing music professionally for 12 years.

During a brief holiday in San Francisco in 1996, Ruth joined some musicians on stage in 'The Plough and Stars' where she was spotted by none other than John Faulkner, the then musical director for Dolores Keane, a world renowned Irish traditional singer. He immediately asked Ruth to join the Dolores Keane band. During the next five years Ruth toured many parts of the world including Europe, Scandinavia and America. It was a very important time for her because all the time she was touring with Dolores, Ruth was writing her own songs and preparing to record her debut album. Gracious to the last, Dolores always insisted that Ruth do a spot on her own during every single gig ... be it Dublin's 'Vicar Street' or the 'Cambridge Folk Festival' in front of thousands of people. Dolores also asked Ruth to join her on the 'Woman's Heart (10 years on)' tour which gave her the opportunity to sing and share the stage with Maura O'Connell, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor McEvoy and Cara Dillon. 

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