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Jil Chambless

Alabama native Jil Chambless has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 25 years.  As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil has completed many recording projects and performed at Celtic festivals and concerts across the US as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Israel with the band Henri’s Notions, guitarist Scooter Muse, singer Ed Miller, fiddler John Taylor, the band Vulcan Eejits!, the John Whelan Trio, the Mairtin De Cogain Project, and others.  Jil brings to any audience a wonderful listening experience from haunting ballads and upbeat songs to toe-tapping tunes with a smooth delivery that never fails to bring both smiles and tears in every performance.

“…Jil’s voice just draws you in.  It cuddles around you like a well worn comfortor…” – Deb Dalziel, Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Ontario, Canada

“I never tire of listening to Jil Chambless sing. Her extraordinary voice and passion create an atmosphere where each song becomes something very special.”  – Alex Beaton

“To all the acknowledged great female singers in Irish/Scottish/Celtic music, such as Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Cathie Ryan, Fiona Molloy, Eddi Reader, Jean Redpath, Cilla Fisher et al. –  please scooch over a wee bit, we have a new member for your exalted ranks.  Her name is Jil Chambless, from Alabama…” – Seamus Kennedy, singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer, and yodeler!

“Great singer” – Brian McNeill, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author, producer, performer.

“One of the best singers of Scots and Irish songs I know” – Ed Miller, singer, songwriter, performer, folklorist, & radio host.

“Great vocals by Jil Chambless” – Steve Winick, Music Critic, Dirty Linen Magazine