The Flying Cloud: Irish Music in Upper Midwestern Lumber Camps

November 4, 2013

brian_millerAt this upcoming Sound Salon, come hear Brian Miller talk about and perform Irish-American songs and tunes that flourished in the lumber camps of the Upper Midwest and beyond. A native of the northern Minnesota logging town of Bemidji, Miller performs the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days when pine was king. Miller is renowned in the Irish traditional music world for his work with the group Bua and others. He is also a teacher at The Center for Irish Music, based in Saint Paul.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Memorial Library Room 126
This event is free and open to the public!

Miller has released two compact discs, Minnesota Lumberjack Songs and The Falling of the Pine, which are available from University of Wisconsin Press. Miller is also at work on a new edition of M.C. Dean’s classic 1922 songster The Flying Cloud.

This free event is co-sponsored by Celtic Studies, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, Mills Music Library, and University of Wisconsin Press.