Wednesday, July 5
7:30 pm Ashe Arts Center
Celtic music with
Ed Miller,Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse
Adults $18.50, Students $7.50
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A Scotsman living in Texas and two Alabamans – sounds like an unlikely combination for a Celtic group; but wait until you hear them together!
Originally from Edinburgh, Ed Miller has made his home in Austin since finishing a PhD in Folklore at the University of Texas. With his rich voice and droll humor, he has established himself over the past three decades as one of the most popular performers at dozens of Celtic Festivals, folk clubs, house concerts and Highland Games throughout N.America. A product of the 1960’s Scottish folk music revival, he has been described as “one of Scotland’s finest singing exports.
Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse are both members of the popular Alabama-based Celtic band, Henri’s Notions. They crossed paths with Ed at various festivals over the years and became firm friends both on and off stage. Gradually, they have developed into an excellent trio and have played together everywhere from Grandfather Mountain NC to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Jil is both a flutist and a singer, with a voice perfect for Celtic songs and a great ear for harmonies with Ed.
Scooter does his talking on the neck of a guitar. Despite being a multiple winner of banjo championships, his explorations into the use of guitar open tunings for Celtic song accompaniment and tune playing has been his main focus of late. He has a wonderful solo guitar CD, “Saddell Abbey,” and he and Jil have recorded 3 CD’s as a duo.