ErinEllen-12

Their love of the irresistible groove of traditional Irish music brought Erin Dempsey and Ellen Gibling together in 2015 to form this vibrant musical duo. With harp, flute, and vocals, they collaborate on swinging sets of tunes from the old country and an eclectic assortment of their favourite folk songs. Erin’s Irish flute playing ranges from bright and airy to deep and husky and is driven by a playful rhythm. Her deep, soulful vocals conjure honest renderings of folk songs. Ellen’s pristine harp playing adds a crisp, sparkling texture and a rich, resonant foundation to both the flute and voice. Together, they present fresh, evocative, and light-hearted interpretations of ancient and contemporary folk music. Ragged Robin is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Erin and Ellen currently live and perform.

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