Island Arts Centre date for Ruth

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Lisburn singer songwriter Ruth Trimble, who now lives in Hillsborough, will be taking to the stage of the Island Arts Centre on Thursday March 24.

Songwriting started out as a private hobby for Ruth, but after winning a scholarship to attend one of Beth Nielsen Chapman’s songwriting workshops in Nashville TN, 2009, she decided to take a break from her job as a pharmacist to write and record her debut album ‘Things I Want To Say’.

Since it’s release in 2012 she has been touring the UK and Ireland, supporting the likes of Clannad and Scala Choir, and has completed a tour of all fifty US states with Kevin Montgomery. Her talents as a multi-intrumentalist have enabled her to not only provide support for, but also be accompaniest to Kimmie Rhodes, Beth Nielsen Chapman and just recently Olivia Newton John.

It was the title track of her Christmas release in 2013, ‘Each Christmas Till Then’, which got the attention of BBC Radio2’s Bob Harris and finally introduced her music to a bigger radio audience.

Since then she has completed two headline solo tours of UK and Ireland and is gathering fans as she goes.

Her work as a producer has also not gone unnoticed, as she was approached by NI songwriter Robin Mark to co-produce his 2014 release Liberation Praise.

Five years on from her first release, Ruth is returning to the same venue to launch her latest album ‘Before The Rain’ at Lisburn’s Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island, on March 24, 2017.

With her band and string quartet, it’s going to be a special night to celebrate her music to date and this new body of work, which has already been getting extensive radio play nationwide.

Tickets are on sale from the Island Arts Centre Box Office on 028 9250 9254 or online at