Christy RINGROSE

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"Many friends and neighbors were like under a spell during Christy's concert. She is a charismatic, warm, versatile and passionate performer who creates a strong connection with all ages." 

Dolores Capdevila,

Visual Artist

"Christy wrote and composed the song "Some Friends" for the documentary "Norveggian" (2018).When I heard the tune and lyrics for the first time, it just melted my heart."

Swethnag Padakandla

Director of Norveggian, Documentary

Christy Ringrose is a Scottish-Norwegian singer-songwriter who grew up in Trondheim, Norway. Her love of music, art and nature found a home in the craft of songwriting which has become for her for the perfect place to balance deep thought and light-hearted exploration.

Christy´s songwriting has a unique style that echoes both folk, jazz and pop. Her first solo album DANCING WITHOUT SPACE (2019) explores a young woman´s wonder at the world. Her songwriting is quirky and thoughtful and some of her musical influences include Katie Melua, Suzanne Vega and Regina Spector.

Christy is also a visual artist. She paints both portraits and landscapes, with the desire to express a beautiful person, place or moment in colour. She paints whatever inspires her, as well as carrying out specific commissions for example wedding portraits, family portraits, church displays and business logos.

In 2020, Christy Ringrose decided to channel her passion for meaningful conversations into a series of podcasts, called "Purple Conversations" which features encounters with artists and creatives. Have a listen here.

Christy currently lives in Glasgow and performs in Scotland and Norway. She is a Christian and follows Jesus with her life.

SONGWRITING  PROJECTS

 

Christy has written songs on commission for documentaries, schools, communities, charities and weddings. In 2017 Christy released a collection of educational songs for children (Cirlces). The lyrics of the songs were inspired by pupils at Trondheim International School in Norway. Christy has written songs at an artist residency in Kärsämäki, Finland, of which a number of the songs feature on the album Dancing Without Space. In 2017 Christy composed the song "Some Friends" for the documentary film Norveggian about vegetarianism in Norway. Contact info@christyringrose.com to commission a song.

2020: Lockdown Song "Hope" filmed in with the help of Glasgow Piano City.

2018. Artist residency, Air Frosterus, Kärsämäki, Finland. 

2017. Song "Some Friends" for documentary "Norveggian" (vegetarianism in Norway) by Swethnag Padakandla.

2016. "Circles"educational songs for children. 

2015. Song "Romeo & Juliet"  composed and performed for Dementia Carer Voices (registered charity). 

2014. Song "Open to Syria" for Amnesty International´s Open to Syria appeal. 

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PERFORMANCES

Christy has performed in churches, pubs, gardens, community centers and at weddings. To book a gig contact info@christyringrose.com.

28. Desember 2019: Musikalsk pusterom med Christy Ringrose, Vår Frue, Trondheim.

 

15th November 2019: Antikvariatet, Trondheim (Norway)

 

11th May 2019: Dancing Without Space Album Launch, Brunstfield Evangelical Church, Edinburgh.

7th April 2019: Orchestral Performance of "Dreams from the Breadline" with Tinderbox Orchestra, Jazz Bar, Edinburgh.

 

20. October 2018: Rachel Zylstra & Christy Ringrose in concert, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church Acoustic Nights, Edinburgh.

 

July 2018: Suomela, Kärsämäki, Finland.

 

May 2018: The Salt Yard Café, Edinburgh, with Rachel Zylstra.

 

April 2017. Stammen Kafé, Trondheim.

April 2017. Kudos, Trondheim.

 

October 2016. Ila Brainnstasjon, Trondheim.

September 2016. Puu-Vallila Street Festival. Helsinki, Finland.

January 2016. Scottish Parliament, Burns Night with David Scott and Rebecca Wallace.