Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith is a performer, broadcaster and musician based in County Clare. As a regular presenter on RTÉ Radio 1, she shares her knowledge and passion for folk music every Sunday evening on her show Simply Folk. Alongside fellow broadcaster John Creedon, Ruth has co-hosted the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards in Vicar Street for the past two years. An experienced MC and events producer, Ruth has worked with The Volvo Ocean Race, The London Olympics and closer to home with the GAA, MC'ing the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals at Croke Park. At the 2018 Fleadh Cheoil Ruth was one of the presenters on TG4’s FleadhTV along with Hector Ó hEochagáin and Doireann Ni Ghlacáin. A multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, piano & guitar, singer & songwriter, Ruth has performed at many festivals and events around the country including Doolin Folk Festival, Temple Bar TradFest and Body & Soul. Ruth’s academic studies span the traditional, classical and theatrical worlds with a BA in Music, Drama & Theatre Studies and HDip from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Trad Performance from The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick. A regular contributor to RTÉ Culture online, Ruth enjoys writing and is an avid reader of poetry and prose.

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