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by Ed Miller

Scottish Songs, Old and New, from one of Scotland's finest singing exports
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In Your Heart Home with You
3:03 $0.99
2. Rivers and Reivers
4:17 $0.99
3. Heather on the Moor
3:50 $0.99
4. Aye Waukin' O
3:17 $0.99
5. The Prince of Darkness
5:25 $0.99
6. My Bonnie Border Lass
3:32 $0.99
7. Cholesterol
3:51 $0.99
8. The Song of the Hammers
3:07 $0.99
9. More Than Just a Dram
4:24 $0.99
10. The Effects of Whisky
3:37 $0.99
11. Road, Road
4:14 $0.99
12. The Lea Rig
3:09 $0.99
13. At the Games
3:33 $0.99
14. Green Grows the Laurel
3:27 $0.99
15. Lowlander
1:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
Originally from Edinburgh Scotland, Ed Miller has been based for the 2nd half of his life in Austin TX. He first came to the USA to do graduate studies in Geography and Folklore at the University of Texas; but since the 1980's has gradually moved from academia to full-time performing, taking his songs, stories and droll humor to festivals, clubs, house concerts and Highland Games throughout N. America. A product of the 1960's/70's folk revival in Britain, he is blessed with a voice "as smooth and satisfying as a good single malt whisky." Brian McNeill, singer, musician and songwriter describes him as "currently the best Scottish singer," and he should know, having produced Ed's last 2 CD's.

Ed's repertoire covers the whole spectrum of Scottish folk music, from old ballads and songs of Robert Burns to more recent songs that adding to the huge store of Scots songs. If you are looking for Brigadoon and Braveheart Scottish nostalgic/romantic schlock, this is not the singer for you; but if you want good songs sung well, he's your man.
When not on the road, Ed also hosts a long-running folk music show on Austin's KUT-FM radio station, and he has expanded his activities into taking folksong based tours to Scotland each year, and teaching at various folk music camps.
On his recordings, Ed has wonderful help from top musicans such as Brian McNeill, John Taylor and Rich Brotherton



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Rich voice, good tunes. A favorite.

Shannon O'Neill Memorial Celtic Music Hour

Strong voice
I received some of Ed Miller's CDs to play on my show, and one listen and I am hooked! Miller's strong voice and honest delivery as well as his artistry will be a great addition to my show.


Josh Perrius

A great selection, poignant, funny, and a beautiful sound.
This CD is great. I had first heard of Ed Miller on Highlander Radio (Live 365). I heard his song, which is on this CD (and the best in my opinion), The Prince of Darkness. After hearing it twice and trying to explain it to my wife and brother, I gave up an ordered it from CD Baby, overnighting it so I could have it to play for my family at Thanksgiving. They all loved it too. Other songs that stood out to me were the Reivers and Rivers, a beautiful combination of an old cowboy song and a new celtic sound, Cholesterol, a funny pub-type sound declaring love for fattening foods, In Your Heart Home With You, a reaction against the over-romancing of Scotland, and Heather on the Moor, a song of almost acquired love. The liner notes were good as well, with a few sentences explaining the thought behind a song, as well as some translations of Scottish dialect for newcomers (which I appreciated). I highly recommend it.

Don Hutchison

The vocal tradition is alive and well (for the present).
Ed Miller is a Scottish singer/songwriter who produces great music, great stories, has great friends (some of the most famous in the Celtic vocal tradition), and a wonderful Scottish sense of humor. Unfortunately for us, he and other Celtic vocal performers seem to be a disappearing breed. The "vocal" tradition seems to be getting lost as most of the new young singers belong to "traditional" bands. The number of young, new traditional Celtic music bands (including the "Celtic rock" bands) is wonderful, but the passing of Tommy Makem, and the present ages of so many Celtic troubadours makes it alarmingly clear that there are few replacements on the horizon. This will eventually mean that the music and folklore of the songs will ultimately result in great losses of the traditions that are kept alive by the likes of Ed Miller, Seamus Kennedy, Jim Malcolm, Tom Sweeney and others who are products of the "house hooleys" and ceilidhs.

Ed is a wonderful example of the vocal tradition that means so much to the Celtic heritage and history. His wonderful voice as well as his treatment of the the old and new folksongs (many of which he has authored himself) is inspiring to those who love the music. And while he takes the music very seriously, his humor and wit make his performances all the more inviting. The stories that he tells, while sometimes funny are also researched (Ed holds a PhD in folklore) and very interesting. An evening with Ed, whether just listening to one of his seven CD's or at a live performance is always rewarding.

This review is applicable to each of Ed's seven CD's. If you buy one, you will probably want them all as each one is a super addition to your collection. Most importantly, support for Ed and his counterparts helps to support the vocal tradition at a time that is critical to it's survival. Enjoy and support this terrific artist.


Great Music!
I first listened to THe Prince of Darkness on Highlander radio. That song hit me hard and i had to have the whole CD. I didnt waste my money either, great tracks on the CD, especially The Prince of Darkness.
Great CD!