Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki)
Brian's website: www.evergreentrad.com

Brian Miller provides guitar and bouzouki accompaniment for several top performers in the North American Irish music scene. Esteemed Irish music critic Earle Hitchner writes: “The backing of Miller on guitar flexes not just muscle but a fully complementary style.” Brian plays guitar in the DADGAD tuning and the Greek bouzouki, an instrument that has been adopted into the Irish tradition in recent decades. In addition to Bua, he performs with Chulrua, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Norah Rendell, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa and the Two Tap Trio. He has been featured on MPR’s All Things Considered, CBC Radio’s Canada Live, and Ireland’s RTE television, RTE radio and TG4 television.

Also a traditional singer and folklorist, Brian is the founder of the Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities. He has been a guest lecturer on aspects of the Irish song tradition at University College Cork (Ireland), the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brian is a two-time recipient of the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for his study and revival of Irish-influenced music collected in the Great Lakes region.

Brian enjoys teaching and has taught flute, whistle, bouzouki and guitar at the St. Paul-based Center for Irish Music since 2006.

Brian Millerís Discography:

The Gaels, Rince, 1998
The Gaels, Whack Fol La Di La, 1999
The Gaels, Bachelor's Quay, 2002
Asher Gray, Kitty's Revenge, 2002
Laura MacKenzie, Tis The Season: Celtic Christmas, Compass Productions, 2002
Five Mile Chase, 5 Mile Chase, 2003
Laura MacKenzie, Laura and the Lads, New Folk Records, 2003
Laura MacKenzie, Evidence, New Folk Records, 2003
Laura MacKenzie, Lifescapes: Bagpipes of Scotland, Compass Productions, 2004
Five Mile Chase, Your Town, 2005
Irish Traditional Music from University College Cork (compilation), 2006
The Doon Ceili Band, Around the World for Sport, Shanachie Records, 2006
Bua, Live at Martyrs, 2006
Tommie Cunniffe, Unbuttoned, 2007
Norah Rendell and Brian Miller, Wait There Pretty One, 2007
The HiBs, The 40 Acre Notch, New Folk Records, 2008
The Minnesota Heritage Songbook (compilation), 2008
Bua, An Spealadóir, 2009
The Two Tap Trio, A Night at the Fair, 2010
The Mairtin de Cogain Project, From Cork with Love, 2010

Brian Miller, Minnesota Lumberjack Songs, 2011
Bua, Down the Green Fields, 2011
The Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project (compilation), 2012

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, The Falling of the Pine, 2013