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Shoals Celtics Concerts

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We’re excited to be back for a St. Patrick’s week concert at the Southall Annex of the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence AL.

Tuesday, 3/12/2019
7:00pm (Doors 6:30)
Tickets $10 advance/$12 door –




For more than 25 years, Alabama natives Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse have been performing the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America with various ensembles in a wide variety of venues, from simple house concerts to festivals and concert halls.

Jil and Scooter have been fortunate to work alongside many of the finest artists in Celtic music, resulting in many spontaneous collaborations.

As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil Chambless has performed across the US as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Israel with the band Henri’s Notions, Chambless & Muse, Scottish singer Ed Miller,
Scottish fiddler John Taylor, the band Vulcan Eejits!, The Mairtin deCogain Project, the John Whelan Trio, the Vogt Family Contra
Band, and others. In 2009, Jil released her first solo CD, The Ladies Go Dancing, produced by the legendary Brian McNeill. Jil brings to any audience a wonderful listening experience from haunting
ballads to upbeat songs with a smooth delivery that never fails to bring both smiles and tears in each and every performance.

Although Scooter Muse has his roots in Bluegrass and is an award-winning 5-string banjo player, in the late 1980s he moved into the world of Celtic guitar and then founded the band Full Moon Ensemble, performing for 8 years across the US, Canada and
in Scotland before joining Henri’s Notions in 2003.

Scooter’s first solo recording of original guitar instrumentals, Saddell Abbey (2005), was purchased by the Scottish Tourist Board in Kintyre. The Saddell Abbey Trust of Scotland calls the recording, “…a haunting and beautiful piece of music.”

In 2010, Jil and Scooter began performing as a duo to promote their individual solo projects, playing a variety of venues from small house concerts to major Celtic festivals. Since then they have released three CDs as a duo, The Laverock Sang (2011), Passing Tales & Glories (2014), and The Lang Awa’ Ships (2017). They also released a CD with Scottish fiddler John Taylor, Live @ NTIF (2016).

Chambless & Muse

“..wonderful guitar ….fine Celtic traditional vocals and flute, in my opinion, would be a great addition to any stage …. beautiful music!”
Alex Beaton, Scottish Recording Artist

“Exquisite vocals, oh-so-tasteful guitar and a lilting flute—a deceptively simple, beautiful and gentle combination.”
Ed Miller, Scottish recording artist, performer, folklorist, SunRadio.com radio host

“…vocal excellence…outstanding instrumentation…quite simply as good as it gets!”
Alex McKinven, Mull of Kintyre Music & Arts Association, Scotland

“…Jil Chambless’s superb voice!…wonderful guitar…a delight to work with!!”
Deb Dalziel, Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games,
Ontario, Canada


March 12
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts
217 E. Tuscaloosa Street
Florence, 35630
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