Ruth Sutherland

About Ruth

Ruth Sutherland is a rare gem – she is both a great harper AND a beautiful singer. Ruth has released 4 award winning CDs and has played to sold out shows around the world. The beauty and purity of Ruth’s voice, accompanied by her intricate harp work, is magical. Her original songs, her exciting interpretations of traditional celtic songs and her beautiful renditions of Scottish and Irish Gaelic songs put her above and beyond the norm.  Her solo career, which includes working at Grant Ave Studio in Hamilton ON with Daniel Lanois in the 80’s, her four award-winning CDs, performances in sold out concerts around the world, has taken her to Lorient France (where she performed with harpists from Brittany, Ireland and Wales,) garnering rave reviews at the World’s largest Celtic music festival, Festival InterCeltique. Ruth is a veteran performer at Festivals, and concerts worldwide, including sold out performances in the Boris Brott Music Festivals, as well as a requested mainstay performer at many Canadian museums – proving her music is timeless and in high demand. Besides her vocals and harp work, Ruth also contributes her original songs, and percussion to the wonderful sound of Scantily Plaid.

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March 17, 2024
The Westdale Theatre, Hamilton ON
March 1, 2024
Ruth Sutherland will be performing celtic and Welsh music for St. David's Day for the Barrie British Club
january 26, 2024
Ruth Sutherland with Doug Feaver will be performing several Robbie Burns songs as well as some Scottish Gaelic and original tunes to celebrate Robbie Burns Day.


November 26th, December 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 , 17, 22 and 23
A Victorian Christmas at Dundurn Castle

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 and 30, December 1 and 2 – from 5:30 to 9 p.m
First Light, Ste. Marie among the Hurons

A candlelit holiday event will take place at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland Ontario

September 22, 2023
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Fergus Ontario
July 15TH, 2023
Festival of the Sound
MARCH 17TH, 2023
Join Scantily Plaid at the Westdale Theatre to celebrate St. Paddy's day
JAN 21ST, 2023
Robbie Burns Birthday bash with Doug and Ruth at The Winchester Arms, Dundas Ontario.
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Arran Farewell


Friday September 22, 2023

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ontario Culture Days

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

325 St. George St. W., 

Fergus, ON N1M 1J4

Ontario Culture Days “Pay what you can” event

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

325 St. George St. W., 

Fergus, ON N1M 1J4

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is hosting the Celtic Trio – “Scantily Plaid”.
The concert highlights the Scottish/Gaelic roots of the congregation which
dates back to 1834.
Scantily Plaid is a Canadian Celtic folk/rock group with harp, bagpipes big and small, guitar, harmonica, boots and drum. 

Come on out and enjoy!