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Sunday, February 06, 2005

02/06/05 - 2nd Sat Concert With Ed Miller & Andy Wilkinson on 02/12/05

Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT February 12, 7:30 PM [Norman Kennedy was originally scheduled to perform along with Ed Miller, but Norman had to cancel because he had triple bypass surgery on January 11. (We have heard that he is doing well.)] ED MILLER - A native of Edinburgh, Scotland who now lives in Austin, Texas, Ed has been described as "one of finest singers to come out of the 1960's Scottish folksong revival." Ed's repertoire is representative of the breadth of the Scottish folk revival, including ageless ballads and songs of Robert Burns, as well as the more recent songs which are entering the folk repertoire and keeping it fresh. From children's' street songs to songs of nationalism, emigration and urban life, a performance by Ed Miller gives the audience an education (in the most entertaining way) in the constants and changes of Scottish life. "Permit me to put a wee bee in your bonnet about a honey-voiced singer named Ed Miller, a decidedly not run-of-the-miller interpreter of Scots songs." Bob Breheny, Dirty Linen "There can be nothing more satisfying to a singer than to be listened to with rapt attention, and Ed commanded such affection from the very first. His songs were sung with a love and understanding for both song and writer-something uncommon in the folk scene today." Edinburgh Folk Club Newsletter, Edinburgh ANDY WILKINSON - A poet, song writer, singer, and playwright whose particular interest is the history and peoples of the Great Plains, Andy Wilkinson has recorded six albums of original music and has written five plays, "Charlie Goodnight's Last Night," a one-man show performed by Mr. Barry Corbin, the musical drama, "My Cowboy's Gift," "The Soul of the West" (written with Red Steagall), "The Fires of Camp," an historical musical commissioned by the City of Lubbock for their new outdoor amphitheater, and "A Way In the West," a one-woman show performed by Ms Trudy Fair. He has just been commissioned by Texas Frontier Trails to write the drama for their new Goodnight-Loving Amphitheater in Mineral Wells, Texas. His work has received several awards, including the Texas Historical Foundation's John Ben Shepperd Jr. Craftsmanship Award, and three National Western Heritage "Wrangler" Awards, two for original music and one for poetry. He is also adjunct professor in the Honors College of Texas Tech University, where he teaches art as a way to express sense of place, and songwriting in the school of music. In addition to his writing and teaching, he tours extensively in a variety of venues in the US and abroad. Second Saturday Concert is presented by the Houston Folklore/Music Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of folklore and folk/acoustic music. Concerts are held the second Saturdays of each month in the West University Community Building at 6104 Auden (at Rice Blvd.). Homemade refreshments are available. Tickets on sale at the door: Adults - $10; Senior citizens - $5. Children under 12 are welcome and free when with adults. Please note: Beginning in January, our ticket price for adults increased to $10. Tickets for senior citizens remain at $5. Phone Bobby or Gay Pangle at 281-347-3235 or Chris Hartman at 281-495-2923 for more concert information. Visit our website at: Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents
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