A native of Edinburgh, Ed Miller first came to the US 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.
Ed did gain a PhD in Folklore from UT, and hosts a popular folk music show, Across the Pond, on sunradio.com. 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, coffee houses, Celtic festivals, Burns Suppers, and Highland Games all over the country. In recent years, Ed has expanded his activities to include leading folksong tours to Scotland to meet the singers and hear the songs “on location.”
Ed first learned his craft in the pubs and clubs of Edinburgh during the folk revival of the 1960s, and his repertoire reflects the breadth of that movement. From old traditional ballads and the timeless songs of Robert Burns, to contemporary songs of urban change, emigration, nationalism, and humor, Ed Miller’s performances give a real taste of Scotland and reveal 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.
Reviews of Miller’s performances often use words such as “flawless,” “compelling,” or “refreshing,” while his voice has been described as being “as smooth and satisfying as a really good single malt whisky.”
Ed has nine CDs to his credit, the most recent of which is Come Awa’ Wi’ Me. His earlier Lyrics of Gold, a collection of Burns songs, was featured in Sing Out magazine as one of the four best Robert Burns CDs of recent times.