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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 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 performs on stage at Celtic festivals and concerts across the US as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Israel with the band Henri’s Notions, Chambless & Muse, Scottish singer Ed Miller, Scottish fiddler John Taylor, the band Vulcan Eejits!, The Mairtin deCogain Project, Rob Alley’s Alabama Songbook Project, the John Whelan Trio, guitarist Don Penzien, the Vogt Family Contra Band, and others. For specific performances, please see the annual Schedule pages at Jil’s website (link below).

Jil has completed many recording projects, including 6 with Henri’s Notions, 4 with guitarist Scooter Muse, and a solo CD that was produced by Brian McNeill, and has contributed vocals and/or flute to recording projects of other artists. Jil is also a mathematics instructor at the University of Alabama.


Chambless & Muse, “The Lang Awa’ Ships,” 2017

Chambless, Taylor, & Muse, “Live at NTIF,” 2016

Chambless & Muse, “Passing Tales & Glories,” 2014

Chambless & Muse, “The Laverock Sang,” 2011

Jil Chambless, “The Ladies Go Dancing,” 2009

Henri’s Notions, “Trip to the Cottage,” 2007

Henri’s Notions, “John o’ Dreams,” 2004

Henri’s Notions, “A Weaver’s Life,” 2000

Henri’s Notions, “The Homecoming,” 1996

Henri’s Notions, “Don’t Waste Your Wishes,” 1992

Henri’s Notions, “Henri’s Notions,” 1990

Jil Chambless will be teaching Traditional Song at Tune Junkie Weekend 2020.