Rose Laughlin

Rose Laughlin

 Seattle, Washington, USA

Folk singer Rose Laughlin embraces traditional and contemporary song. Grown from Celtic and American folk roots, her beguiling voice displays many different influences which result in a captivating take on songs old and new.
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In 2001 Rose began her journey as an interpreter of traditional American, Celtic and contemporary song. Some of her earliest vocal influences were from her parents’ record collection: Linda Rondstadt, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, and Judy Collins. Later it would be Karen Carpenter, Stevie Nicks and Natalie Merchant, as well as Irish singers Karan Casey and Susan McKeown.
In 2003 Rose moved to Chicago to study guitar and voice and to immerse herself in the local Irish music scene. There she began performing and recording. She released her first album, “Souvenir” in December 2005, and her sophomore effort, “The Chicago Sessions” in 2008.
Her third cd, “House of Memory,” released April 2011, is a collection of American roots, Celtic, and contemporary song, as well as one song penned by Rose.
Rose currently resides in Seattle.

In the NW Rose has performed most recently at City Hall for the lunchtime concert series, "Seattle Presents". She has also performed at Folklore Societies, libraries, festivals, wineries and cultural centers throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Midwest. A performance highlight was the Milwaukee Irish Fest on the Celtic-Roots main stage as one of the Celtic Women.

For more information visit Rose’s website at

For booking information please contact Margy Laughlin at or (206)935-9793.


"The Chicago Sessions" song selections were chosen to be a part of the TerminalTunes at Chicago O'Hare airport.
Also, "Wild Mountain Thyme" has been selected for play on Seattle "On Hold", featuring Seattle artists.

"Souvenir" Rose's debut Album played on Acoustic Stage, Folk Radio-UK, Featured KUOW's The Beat. Rose's cd's are being played on many folk, community radio stations as far as the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Australia, Canada, and the USA.

Set List

Two 45 minute sets:
Across the Great Divide
Roseville Fair
Month of January
Music in the Glen / Mountain Road
The Blackest Crow
Wild Mountain Thyme
Shady Grove
Peacocks Feather
Verdant Braes of Screen ?? / Jolene
I Wonder What’s Keeping My True Love Tonight
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Storms are On the Ocean
Grania Reel
D Jig
Craigie Hill
Black is the Color
Shades of Gloria
Cold Rain & Snow
The Snow it Melts the Soonest
Flower of Northumberland
Barbara Allen
Pastures of Plenty