The Ed Miller Trio with Chambless & Muse

A native of Edinburgh, Ed Miller first came to the USA for “a year or so” to do graduate work at the University of Texas. Now, over 40 years later, he is still based in Austin and travels throughout North America entertaining and educating audiences with his wonderful songs and droll stories.
Although he did gain a PhD in Folklore from UT in 1981, he long ago moved from university life to being a fulltime performer. Over the past 30 years, he has established himself as one of Scotland’s finest singing exports, and is in great demand to perform at concerts, folk clubs, coffeehouses, Celtic festivals, Burns Suppers and Highland Games all over the country. In addition, he is a popular teacher at music camps such as the Swannanoa Gathering in N.Carolina and the Spanish Peaks Festival in Colorado. He has 10 CD’s to his credit, the most recent of which is “Follow the Music.” His earlier “Lyrics of Gold,” a collection of Robert Burns songs, was featured in Sing Out magazine as one of the four best Burns CD’s of recent times.

For more than 25 years, Alabama natives Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse have been performing Celtic music across the US as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Israel with various ensembles, including Henri’s Notions, singer Ed Miller, and fiddler John Taylor. In 2010, Chambless & Muse began performing as a duo as well. As singer and flute player, Jil Chambless (also with Vulcan Eejits!, The Mairtin deCogain Project, the John Whelan Trio, the Vogt Family Contra Band, and others) brings to any audience a wonderful listening experience from haunting ballads to upbeat songs with a smooth delivery that never fails to bring both smiles and tears in every performance.

Although Scooter Muse has his roots in bluegrass and is quite an accomplished 5-string banjo player, in the late 1980s he moved into the world of Celtic guitar and founded the popular band Full Moon Ensemble. Jil & Scooter have recorded three albums together plus a Christmas CD with Ed Miller. All are available for download on their Bandcamp page!