Prestigious award for soprano Ruth
U-18 WINNER AT ESB FEIS CEOIL
WEXFORD soprano Ruth Murphy won the under-18 Solo Soprano competition at the recent ESB Feis Ceoil in Dublin.
From a field of 45 competitors nationally, Ruth took first place with a mark of 91. Daughter of Cyril and Liz Murphy, Summerhill, she is a singing student of Ms Toni WalshPeelo of D.I.T. and Ashford, Co Wicklow.
This is Ruth's second major win at the Feis Ceoil having won the under-16 Solo Soprano in 2007. The adjudicator made reference to her beautiful phrasing and sense of musical line in her singing.
Ruth recently played the role of Bet in the production of Oliver in Wexford Opera House and sings with Rowe Street Church Choir.