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Margaret Miles

 

Margaret Miles has been singing all her life, and an interest in folk music led her to learn autoharp and later penny whistle.

 

While in Plumas County, she performed for several years with "Jeez Louise," which included Dude & Penny Berry and Bill & Lori Powers. More recently she was a member of the Celtic trio "The Whiskey Dents." She participated in Plumas Arts "Artist in the Schools" program for several years, performing and teaching songs to children throughout the county.

She now accompanies herself on autoharp and bodrhan (irish drum), plays penny whistle, and also performs a capella. "A number of songs on my new album were inspired by Plumas County," Miles said. The original artwork for her cd "Evergreens and Golden Oaks" was created by well-known Quincy artist Linda Blum. Margaret's clear soprano voice is well-suited to the American and Celtic folk music she prefers, although she breaks into the blues on her song about splitting wood.

Margaret relocated Marin County in 2011, where she is now managing the Fairfax Branch Library. She continues to learn and perform traditional music while creating a growing repertoire of original songs, many of which appear on her newest album "Evergreens and Golden Oaks." Copies will be for sale at the event.