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If you’re looking for a Celtic band that will blow your socks off, Scantily Plaid is a unique brew of Canadian Celtic Roots that rocks! Traditional and original, old and new; nearly a hundred collective years of musical experience played now with joy, with respect, and abundant emotion. The intricate Celtic harp playing with the scintillating vocals of Ruth Sutherland, the robust vocals and myriad of other instruments (drums, guitar, harmonica, and Quebecois traditional style booting!) played to perfection by Doug Feaver, and the authentic and inspiring piping style of Allan Eaton all add to create this varied and magical music. Scantily Plaid has been playing music festivals, highland games, Celtic festivals, concerts and clubs for 20 years with their travels taking them across Canada and the United States, and across the seas in Great Britain, France, and Uruguay. Between their award winning CDs and their poignant and highly spirited live shows, they win over audiences wherever they play!

Scantily Plaid shows up full of energy, ready to play…and then they deliver! My audience loves Ruth & Co’s range of material, from romantic to raucous, dirge to dance, jigs and reels to sing-along shanties. The playing and instrumentation is authentic and their onstage demeanour is always appropriate to the crowd. Highly recommended!
– Michael Martyn, Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, Canada
We love working with Scantily Plaid, and our audiences love them even more! Their music speaks for itself; at once joyous and exuberant and soothing and evocative, they are truly talented musicians and storytellers. Their wit shines through when engaging the crowd leaving everyone smiling and tapping along to the beat. We are proud that Scantily Plaid have graced our stage and shared their Celtic magic. Book them today – a pleasure to work with, funny, and darn fine musicians and people. We can’t wait to have them back!
– Neal Miller, Executive Director – The Westdale


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