About me

Ruth at Baddesley Clinton, a medieval moated manor house near Warwick, on a Victorian Day held at this National Trust property.

Ruth Moore Williams, Teller of Stories, Maker of Music, Singer of Songs is an entertainer who is rapidly becoming well-known in both Wales and England for her unique blend of music, comedy, history telling, storytelling and song. Ruth’s many and varied entertainments include her very popular stand-up comedy rant about the world today, a celebration of the world of music hall and her telling of WW2 true stories of women from North Wales and the border counties called “What Did You Do In The War, Mother?”  Many of Ruth’s historically-based entertainments are performed in costume and her Land Army jodhpurs really have to be seen to be believed!

Mavis the Munitions Worker and Carys of the Women's Land Army

Ruth was very proud to have been chosen by Cadwyn Clwyd and Denbighshire County Council to be the performer in residence at Denbighshire's numerous historic sites in 2012 and 2013.  The project was called Peopling the History of Denbighshire or as Ruth preferred to call it  Voices Through Time. Ruth told the history and stories of the people of Denbighshire's past and sang their songs.

Ruth is committed is to bringing high-quality, energetic, professional entertainment to community groups of all kinds ; she presents living history and music for schools in a wide area.  Every item Ruth creates and performs is the result of thorough research, where possible using primary and secondary sources.  She specialises, in particular, in telling social history, women's history and the history of the poor and working classes.

Her educational work for children continues to grow and grow both in schools and for the new education programme at the Greenfield Valley in Flintshire.
She also works as a performer for Denbighshire County Council in Ruthin Gaol, Nantclwyd y Dre, Plas Newydd and the Open Doors Heritage Days, Wrexham Borough Council, the beautiful Greenfield Valley, for the National Trust, CADW, several town councils, Gloucester Civic Trust, medieval-fayre.co.uk, Gloucester City Council via EventPlan.co.uk, numerous charity organisations and county Guiding organisations, to name but a few.  For a full list of entertainments and presentations, please see the main menu.
Ruth is a popular and extremely successful performer who brings a joyous warmth and energy to every entertainment she gives.  Once seen never forgotten!

The Horseshoe Pass at Llangollen - the view from Ruth's home
where she finds her inspiration.