Internationally known Scottish folk musician and singer Ed Miller, also known as The Edinburgh Rambler, will give a free lecture-performance on Scottish Folk Music Today at
7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge. Sponsored by the Professional Development Grant and the Department of English and Foreign Languages, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
Miller is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, but earned graduate degrees in folklore and geography from the University of Texas. A popular radio personality, Miller broadcasts a Folkways radio show on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin. In 2003, Ed was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., which honored Scottish music.
Miller is both a scholar and one of the finest singing products of the Scottish folk revival, who got his start in Edinburgh folk clubs and pubs and is now in great demand throughout North America. He also has established a reputation as a fine teacher at events like Swannanoa Gatherings in N.C., Alasdair Fraser’s famous Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp, and the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. Ed’s repertoire of Scottish folksongs covers the spectrum from Robert Burns to 20th century songwriters. He has six CDs to his credit that all highlight a rich and appealing voice “as strong and satisfying as a good single malt whiskey.”
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