Margaret Miles has been singing all her life, and performs a growing repertoire of original songs as well as Celtic and American folk music.  Accompanied by autoharp, bodhrán (irish drum) and pennywhistle, she also occasionally sings a cappella.   Her clear soprano voice is extraordinary in its quality and in the evocativeness she lends to the ballads she presents.


She has performed in numerous groups, including the duo “Miles & Miles” and the women’s quintet “Kitchen Cinq” in Sacramento, the Celtic trio “Whiskey Dents,” and the folk-rock band “Jeez Louise” in Plumas County. Margaret served for two years as the music director for the Quincy Center for Spiritual Living, during which time she created the songs which appear on her album “Candle in the Dark.”

She participated in Plumas Arts “Artist in the Schools” program for several years, performing and teaching songs to children throughout the county, and has been the Song Leader at Family Dance Camp in Sonora for the past two years.

More recently she has been focusing on solo performance of her original songs.  Inspiring and often humorous, her songs mirror the American singer-songwriter tradition. 

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 songs of her own, many of which appear on her albums “Candle in the Dark” and “Evergreens and Golden Oaks”.

Margaret Miles
Folksinger, Songwriter & Recording Artist
September 7, 2014
3:00 PM