About Us

The Evertides is just one of the strings to our bow. Here’s a bit more about each of us …


Alma Kelliher

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Alma is a composer, sound designer and musician based in Dublin. She works across a range of media from large scale children’s theatre on the West End to musicals, short films, television, commercials and everything in between. Winner of the 2013 Irish Times Theatre Award for sound design for riverrun, and the musical brain behind THISISPOPBABY’s hit show RIOT, her work has been performed throughout Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.

Alma has a BA in Music from Trinity College, Dublin and an MSc in Sound Design from Edinburgh University. She studied Organ to diploma level with the London College of Music and Media and is a graduate of the Rough Magic SEEDS Programme 2010-11 and the Next Stage Programme 2011.

Check out her website: www.almakelliher.com


Ruth Smith


Ruth is a performer, broadcaster & creative producer based in County Clare. She made her presenting debut on RTÉ Radio 1 with a one hour special, ‘Music with Ruth Smith’ and is now a regular presenter on the station with her show Simply Folk

Her recent on stage work includes playing the role of Ex-Girlfriend in the 2017 summer run of ‘Once’ in the Olympia Theatre with Landmark Productions and as fiddler, singer & dancer with THISISPOPBABY’s debut show of RIOT in the Spiegeltent, Dublin Fringe Festival 2016.
An experienced events producer & MC, she has worked with The Volvo Ocean Race, The London Olympics and closer to home with Croke Park-GAA, MC’ing the Senior All-Ireland Hurling Finals in 2016 & 2017.

She has a BA in Music, Drama and Theatre Studies and a HDip in Music and English from Trinity College, Dublin, a Teaching Diploma in Piano from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in Fiddle from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann as well as a Masters in Trad Performance from University of Limerick. Ruth is passionate about arts education and has over 15 years experience teaching instrumental, academic and outreach programs in music & drama.


Ruth McGill


Ruth McGill is an actress & singer hailing from the hills of Donegal but based in Dublin. She has appeared in numerous plays in The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, The Project Arts Centre and The Olympia amongst others and received Best Supporting Actress nominations at The Irish Times Theatre Awards for her performances in Threepenny Opera at The Gate Theatre and Freefall with Corn Exchange Theatre Company. She is currently appearing in Let The Right One In, at The Abbey Theatre.

She is also a singing teacher, who loves nothing more than to be a source of empowerment for people when it comes to their relationship to their voice.

See The Whole Live Long Day for more.

And most importantly, she is mum to the sweetest boy, Charlie (11), who never fails to make her see the kindness that is possible in the world. She’s a little bit proud of him, you could say!