Brian Miller

It's really a different kind of music...you learn Irish music all by ear. All the music is just in the musicians’ memories...And I loved that about it...I also love the rhythm and the drive to it... and it’s so joyful...I'm really attracted to that drive and groove and rhythm… - Norah Rendell

 


“I found an old newspaper article that said this guy, Michael Dean of Virginia, MN, sang all day into the wax cylinder recording machine and he had a great voice… and was like, “What!? The recording machine! Where are the recordings?”… The Library of Congress initially said they didn’t have anything, but then they said, “Oh there is this box, that’s not labeled very well.”… it turned out there were 45 songs in this unlabeled box down in their vault.” – Brian Miller, The Lost Forty