"Regarding the Robbie Burns concert, I was totally transported as usual. Your concerts make the most romantic dates ... listening to your breathy, dreamy, haunting voice & magical harp just makes people want to cuddle up with their sweetie and get all lovey-dovey. I really get a kick out of the contrast of the 3 vastly different personalities on that stage ... Bob is so serious, Doug is a wildman, and you with your dry sense of humour. The group banter and chemistry makes the show incredibly entertaining (as if the music itself weren't already enough of a treat). THANK YOU so much for sharing your gifts, Ruth. You add romance, laughter and magic to our lives." - R.D., Hamilton, Ontario.
"Are you planning to come to Alberta soon? Could you please let us know. We saw you in Canmore and fell in love with your music." - S.B., Alberta
"Love your music and will shortly turn one of your CDs in for a reissue
due to being worn out ..." - F.K., Wernersville,
"You guys are one of the best things about Hamilton!" - D.M., Hamilton, Ontario.
"Good Morning. I was watching CH news as always, and Scantily Plaid was on, I AM IN LOVE! Having a family background of Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and English, I am preconditioned I suppose! Celtic, Eastern Canadiana, and other types of the like are my favourites. NOW THIS! I have to have it!" - D.C., Ridgeway, Ontario.
"Failte! I just happenned to catch a bit of your performance on a local news channel, very early this morning. What a wonderful sound you have!" - J.P., Hamilton, Ontario.
"Can you please send me an autographed picture of the members of the band.You are one of my favourite Celtic bands. I just love listening to all your songs. Thank you" - K.C., New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
"Thoroughly enjoyed the snippets available on the web. The group name is also neat and intriguing. (does it represent that your music is just outside the traditionally accepted borders of Celtic/Gaelic music?) Just wondering." - H.K., Wahnapitae, Ontario.
"I have been listening (and listening) to your CD.
Excellent! I bought your CD on-line through Tartan Town in B.C. Let me know
if you are planning an
engagement in the Chicago area so I can try to make it." - M.P., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
"Hey Scantily Plaid. Just watched Studio 2 and loved
it! I was sort of hoping for Trinques L'Amourettes... but hey i'll just have
to buy the CD for that!" - M.D., Hamilton,
"Excellent show! You guys looked great and sounded so eloquent. I thought that some of the questions were really
difficult and you answered them with real panache! And the shots of you performing were really great. I'm sure all the
Hamiltonians watching were bursting with pride! Ruth -- you looked beautiful, corset and all." - D.M., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
"I just caught the Scantily Plaid performance on
TV Ontario. Very well done! The music was excellent and the
interview was entertaining. A really good plug for the CD." - H.G., Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
"To the fabulous three - Ruth, Doug and Bob!
Just happened to watch Studio2 today and I was totally taken by your amazing music.I have a son who is a Highland Piper (used to be with the Lorne Scots and now in the Navy), and I think that he should have your CD "Just checking in..." - H.Q., Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
"so thanks for letting us know about ewes being on Studio 2 and all. first, we're all like, but friends is on then, eh, but we read the guide and found out it was a rerun, and then like it was okay, so we watched ewes guise. cooool for sure! please play lucky man next time 'kay " - B.&B., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"As an American who has the good fortune to live close enough to Canada to receive TVO and CBC, I'm delighted to see that you're performing on Studio 2 later this month. I'll have to tape it since Tuesday is band practice night....But, I wanted to encourage you all, entice you to consider doing some gigs in the States... your CD.... The best birthday present I received this year!" - M.N., Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, U.S.A.
"Your album has earned a place among the new and exciting Celtic recordings..." - S.R.M., Radio Atlantic, Stavenger, Norway.
"Saw your concert in Lexington, Massachusetts, and it was what thought it would be. I wish we could have had the chance to meet with you all but it was a long ride back to Maine but it was worth it.We are looking forward to another CD or another concert venue." - D.E., Bangor, Maine, U.S.A.
"I received the CDs I ordered and am really enjoying the music. The delivery was very fast.Please do keep me on your mailing list - perhaps we'll see you in Ottawa someday." - A.C., Ottawa, Ontario.
"My wife heard the Scantily Plaid CD in her belly dancing class several weeks ago and has been trying to get her hands on a copy since. Thanks to the internet I've been able to track you down." - P.G., Burlington, Ontario.
"The musicality and energy of Scantily Plaid was at its best in front of a 2-night sold out theatre seating 600-plus people in Montevideo, Uruguay. The crowd was delighted listening to a magnificent performance including tracks from their current album, "Just Checking In..." and tracks belonging to their soon to be recorded next album. Scantily Plaid's visit to Uruguay has no precedent, and the impact of their professionalism and exceptional high quality of the tunes presented rounded up an outstanding performance. It has been a privilege and an incredible achievement to have had Scantily Plaid visiting, performing and sharing their amazing warmth and friendship. The echoes of the shows are now subsiding but Scantily Plaid will certainly be delighting us again in the very near future." - Eduardo Silvera, Pipe Major, Southern Cross Pipe Band, Montevideo, Uruguay.
"Scantily Plaid and Ruth Sutherland are now playlisted on "Accent 4 Radio - La Radio Classique d'Alsace", and are currently at number 7 and 8 in the charts." - Accent 4, Strasbourg, France
"I'm a piper, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fan. Your snippet of Lucky Man, on your web site, just sold a CD! Great stuff! I also posted a link to your clip and web site on an ELP discussion group I frequent...Keep up the great work! - S.P., Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.A.
" The band's appearance on TVO's "Studio 2" was my introduction to your combined musical talents, unique arrangements and humour. Your CD is an absolute "must have" for me." - L.C., Scarborough, Ontario.
" The CD is great!" - The Celtic Trader, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.
" Scantily Plaid was a big hit here! The Governor of New York was in the park
on Saturday and enjoyed what he saw..." - Brockville Celtic
Festival, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
"It is divine. It has already become a staple of our CD collection, and we can't wait to see you perform live again." - C.W., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"Hi, The URL you suggested <url:http://www.scantilyplaid.com> has been added to Yahoo! Canada. It also has been added to Yahoo!." - the people at Yahoo!
" ...this is one of the best CDs I have heard in a long time... wonderful
music..." - D.H., Squamish, B.C., Canada
"I am really amazed at the quality of both selected material and production
values. For example, there are songs you've done - great songs - that I haven't
heard before. Further, the performance and BIG sound the 3 of you make is quite
amazing. This, polished, with good quality production - and you make a big impact."
- G.C., Canberra Public Radio, Canberra, Australia
"You'll be glad to hear that I found your web site via Yahoo's featured artist page for Celtic. The tunes sound great! How can I order a disc?" - M.H., Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
"You wouldn't believe how many S.P. CDs we've sold out of our store! They're
so easy to sell. A couple came in tonight when I was listening to yours and
she bought 2 of them for gifts. While her husband was getting money from their
car, I asked her if she liked Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. She and her husband
had just seen Greg Lake somewhere. Lucky Man was her favourite song! So she
bought another one for herself !" - D.H., Song Of The
Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.A.
"We're sold out! By the way, it really is a beautiful album!..." -J.B., Rampant Lion Celtic Traders, Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.A.
"ewe guise r grate. reely , luv yer stuff." - B.&B., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"It is fabulous." - S.L., Ontario, Canada.
" I have so enjoyed the CD and would like to know how we go about ordering..." - J.E. South Africa.
"Received your CD and haven't stopped dancing around the living room ! You're GREAT!!!!" - L.H., Rhode Island, U.S.A.
"I received your disc yesterday. It went into the player right away and it is really good STUFF. Can't find one I don't like." - B.B., Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
"I picked up your CD at the Scottish Games in Syracuse (I live in Rochester). You've got an awesome sound and a fantastic CD." - R.S., Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
"Hello to All of You!!! I purchased your CD at the Tennessee Highland Games on Saturday. I listened to it several times before I could FINALLY go to sleep!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! It brought forth so much joy and enthusiasm that I couldn't stop smiling or moving around a bit!!! A GEM INDEED!!! Thanks for pooling your talents together for such a truly uplifting experience for the listeners. We may be unable to dream of duplicating such music, but never can anyone say we don't appreciate it as fully!!!" - D.O., Tennessee, U.S.A.
"We are 9 hours due south of Winnipeg-interstate all the way. Scantily Plaid would be a rare treat for music starved Dakotans." - T.P., South Dakota, U.S.A.
"you're great!" - C.B., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your show on Oct 12! I was fortunate enough to have read about you in the Spectator on the day before. My wife is admittedly not a die hard Celtic fan, however she enjoyed your introductions/ stories and more "upbeat" renditions. I loved it all, and continue to enjoy listening to your CD. Looking forward to your next CD!"- P.F., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
" I have listened to the cd. It's terrific." - J.B., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"I just wanted to write and tell you that the CD is great. I picked up a copy on Friday and decided that I should listen to it myself, and if I liked it I would pick up another copy for my friend's birthday. Well...I ended up buying four additional copies (for the birthday and for Christmas presents). Congratulations to you all." - C.G., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"...the CD is great. Congratulations!" - I.M., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"On a recent trip back to southern Ontario to visit my daughter and family I had the pleasure of attending a "CD release" party for a new band called "Scantily Plaid". This band does mostly Celtic music with a very unusual twist. It consists of three people, a drummer/guitarist/harmonica/jack of all trades, a female harpist/vocalist (fantastic voice) and a piper extraordinaire! Bob Worrall plays several different types of pipes. It was fantastic. I have never heard anything like this ever. Bob made these pipes literally sing! The harpist, Ruth Sutherland, I believe has a beautiful voice and talent to the extreme. I have always appreciated a good voice, as I was the daughter of a semi-professional contralto who sang with the likes of Jan Pierce at the Met, and locally in Toronto with a new upcomer (Robert Goulet.) The drummer, whose name is Doug is a barrel of laughs and you expect him to break into heavy rock any moment. It appears that many of their songs are original compositions. This is definitely music that would appeal right across the spectrum. I KNOW that this group will fit right into your format. Truly Canadian, Truly Unique, SCANTILY PLAID. Thank you Bill, for reading this message, I hope you enjoy this group as much as I did." (copy of letter to Bill Richardson at CBC Radio)- P. H., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
" I find your new CD both informative and pleasurable listening." - R.W., Pretoria, South Africa
"I am really enjoying "just checking in" - the tunes/songs are beautifully phrased, well-played/sung and nicely arranged." - C.D., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"I just got your cd about a month ago, and it's almost all I listen to." - J.M., ?,Canada.
"Hey guys, Just wanted to tell you that I bought your CD and it is kickass. I heard one of the vendors at the Highland game in Ligionier, Pennsylvania playing the CD and I had to buy it. I am glad I did. It inspired me to learn how the play the harp. When is the next CD coming out?" - J.R., Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
"It is a great CD!" - K.F., ?, Canada.
"I think the cd is fantastic!" - W.C., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"Neat Web-Site!" - B.C., Milton, Ontario, Canada.
"Fantastic! We have had a number of customers looking for the CD!" - Scottish Factory, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
"I would like to order 2 CDs. I am in Fredericton." - D.G., Fredericton, New Brunswick,Canada.
" Since the cd release party, your cd is the most played cd in the house and car." - D.B., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"If and when you come over to the states let me know. I would drive 8 hours to see you guys and girl play, so would other people I know..." - J .R., Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
"I had the great opportunity to purchase your CD, Scantily Plaid, while I was visiting the Stone Mt. Georgia Highland games in October. I wish to tell you all that it is a most marvelous and enjoyable CD to listen to. You all have a great talent." - R.S., Georgia, U.S.A.
"What a GREAT CONCERT!!!!! You really have a superb band. The music is awesome! Excellent sound and we'll promote your CD anywhere we go." - S.&D. M., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
"I am really amazed at the quality of both selected material and production values. For example, there are songs you've done - great songs - that I haven't heard before. Further, the performance and BIG sound the 3 of you make is quite amazing. This, polished, with good quality production - and you make a big impact." - G.C., Canberra Public Radio, Canberra, Australia
"I am enjoying listening to the CD of your group. Superb quality all round." - I.M., Parma, Michigan, U.S.A.
"I received your album "Scantily Plaid" as a Christmas present. I play it when I go hiking every day. It's really pleasing to my ears, even if I am a dumb Irishman. I hope you have more albums. Let me know." - J.G., Berkshire, England, U.K.
"I have been listening (and listening) to your CD. Excellent! Tell Bob that his piping is, as always, a real pleasure to listen to. Let me know if you are planning an engagement in the Chicago area so I can try to make it....." - M.P.,Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
"You guys did a tremendous job on it and we noted the great write-up you got in Piper & Drummer magazine. I particularly like the harp and pipe duets and your gaelic songs, just lovely. " - J.B., Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
"Hello Scantily Plaid!!! I just received a copy of "just checking in...". I love the CD. It is one of the best
celtic CD's I have ever heard!! and Bob I'm a fellow piper and I think you are just amazing. - A.D., Echo Bay , Ontario
"I went to my neighbour's house the other night and they were playing your CD. Then we went across the street, and they were playing your CD too!" - D.M., Hamilton Ontario Canada
"Lucky Man (god I love that one... bring back some old memories)...Fabulous
recording... fabulous music from
a most talented few... I would love to further expose the south to it..." - N.L., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
"Please send 20 'Scantily Plaid' CDs. They are moving quite fast. Thank-you." -T.L., Coquitlam, B.C.,Canada
"Received & Loved the CD! A very nice piece of work indeed !!!! Oddly enough several people have asked me in passing if I have heard of Scantily Plaid !! so your name is being dropped frequently.I have sent a link to your website to all who have inquired. If ever in the greater Boston area please drop me a line. I am sure our paths will cross in the future." - M.E.S., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
"I must tell you that since moving to Fredericton last year from Ottawa
I have been trying to find an interested music store
through which I can order quality music on small labels . I dropped into Tonys Music Box which sells
musical instruments and sheet music on the downtown main street. The two lads to whom I spoke were most helpful and one asked what CD I had ordered directly from the artists. When I mentioned yours he immediately knew of it saying that he saw it in a music store in Bar Harbour, Maine. He is a piper in a local pipe band and also said that he knew Bob Worrall. Unfortunately I didnt get his name. I have been enjoying your music and this CD will definitely stand out. Thank you for putting out your just checking in . " - I.L., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
"We've had your CD for a few months and it soon became our favorite celtic CD." - D.O., Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.