Ruth Townsend has been organising come and sing events since 1991. A number of years ago she and Christopher Bell joined forces to plan and run events under the banner of Come and Sing Scotland. During that time these events have raised thousands of pounds for a variety of musical organisations.
An enthusiastic amateur singer, Ruth has sung with many choirs including RSNO Chorus and is currently a member of Edinburgh Festival Chorus and Bearsden Choir.
After spending twenty years working with horses in a variety of jobs around Scotland, Ruth trained as a person centred counsellor and spent several years working in primary care in the NHS. She is currently employed by the National Youth Choir of Scotland as Head of National Choirs.