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LEGACY
I R I S H . T R A D I T I O N A L . M U S I C

 

Ed Miller, Don Penzien, and Jil Chambless present "A Celtic Christmas," featuring seasonal music from Ireland, Scotland, andCeltic lands.... in a Scottish brogue! Ed Miller, one of Scotlands greatest singers, performs and emcees this night of music. We hope you can make it to one of these shows and please share with all of your friends!

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. Founding member of the powerhouse Irish traditional band Legacy, Don Penzien has long been a top-flight regional performer of traditional Irish music. Originally from Montgomery, AL, Jil Chambless now resides in Tuscaloosa and has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 20 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil Chambless has performed at Celtic festivals and concerts across the US and beyond.

Check in on the tour schecule on FaceBook. For more venue details, please see www.jilchambless.com/ schedule

 

 

The tour:

12 Wed
Moonlight on the Mountain, 585 Shades Crest Road, Birmingham, AL (http://moonlightonthemtn.com/), e-mail: ALkeith@moonlightonthemtn.com, 7:30pm $12
13 Thu
House concert (Vogt/Chambless residence), Tuscaloosa, AL, 205/792-1326, 7pm  $15
14 Fri
Kiroli Park Lodge, 820 Kiroli Rd., West Monroe, LA (sponsored by West Monroe Chamber of Commerce), (https://www.facebook.com/events/127018957453820/), 6pm $10
15 Sat
House concert, 607 Buckhead Circle, Shreveport, LA (https://www.facebook.com/events/116216771873538/), e-mail: rushfan1001@gmail.com, 7pm  donations at door 
16 Sun
Fenian's Pub, 901 E. Fortification St., Jackson, MS (sponsored by Celtic Heritage Society), (http://www.celticfestms.org/), 2pm  $12 ($10 for CHS members)
17 Mon
Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 N. Main St. (sponsored by Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association), Hattiesburg, MS, 601/523-4329, 7pm  $10
17 Mon
Keg and Barrel, 315 Hardy St. (post-concert reception), Hattiesburg, MS (http://www.celticfestms.org/),601/582-7148 9:30pm (no cover)
18 Tue
Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. (sponsored by Comhaltas New Orleans), New Orleans, LA (http://www.theirishhouseneworleans.com/), 985/520-8866, 7pm  $12 ($10 Comhaltas members)
20 Thu
Local Color Cafe, 5811 US Hwy 11, Springville, AL (http://www.localcolorcafe.com/), 205/467-0334, 7pm  $10

About the artists:

EdEd Miller (www.songsofscotland.com):
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, and still hosts a popular folk music show on KUT-FM, he has moved from university life to being a fulltime performer. Over the past 25 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 also goes to N.Carolina each summer to teach classes on Scottish folksong at the Swannanoa Celtic Week at Warren Wilson College.

If you are looking for nostalgic, Brigadoonish schlock, this is not your man; but if you like good songs sung well, with a healthy mixture of realism and humor, you’ve come to the right place. He first learned his craft in the pubs and clubs of Edinburgh during the folk revival of the 1960’s, and his repertoire shows the width of that movement. From old traditional ballads and the timeless songs of Robert Burns, to contemporary songs of urban change, emigration, nationalism and humor, a performance by Ed Miller gives a real taste of Scotland, and shows his continuing love for his homeland. Don’t be surprised, however, if he draws musical connections between the old country and his adopted home in Texas.

Jil Chambless (www.jilchambless.com)Jil and Don
Originally from Montgomery, AL, Jil Chambless now resides in Tuscaloosa and has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 20 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil has performed at Celtic festivals and concerts across the US as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Israel with the band Henri’s Notions, guitarist ScooterMuse, Scottish singer Ed Miller, Scottish fiddler John Taylor, the band Vulcan Eejits!, the Vogt Family Contra Band, and others. Jil has also completed many recording projects, the most recent being a duoCD with guitarist Scooter Muse, “The Laverock Sang”. In December 2009, she released her first solo CD, “The Ladies Go Dancing,” which was produced by Brian McNeill. With Henri’s Notions, Jil completed 6 recording projects. Jil also is a mathematics instructor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

Don Penzien  (www.legacyirishmusic.com)
Founding member of the powerhouse Irish traditional band Legacy, Don has long been a top-flight performer of traditional Irish music> He frequently tours nationally playing concerts and festivals and providing instructional workshops. Don’s dexterous work on dadgad guitar provides not only solid, driving rhythms, but also perceptive and sensitive accompaniments to songs and airs. When called upon, he also whistle, bodhran and vocals to band arrangements. Don performs on stage with Legacy, The Mairtin deCogain Project, John Whelan, and Captain Mackey’s Goatskin and String Band, and he has shared the stage with many other well known Irish artists including Tim Britton, Randal Bays, Brian Conway, Jimmy Crowley, the Fuchsia Band, and the Poor Clares. Don has contributed to more than 10 recording projects including 4 with Legacy, including an “Irish Christmas: Songs and Music of West Cork” with Ballyvourney, Co.  Cork Ireland native Jim Flanagan.  When not on the road, Don is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

 

 

"...a delicate combination of full-speed-ahead attack and subtle finesse." ~ Dirty Linen "... lush excellence."
~ Len Holton, The Little Rock Folk Club
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Legacy with Jim Flanagan: An Irish Christmas: Songs and Music of West Cork
Legacy: An Triréad / the Trio
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