Celtic music artistry on stage at TFAC

Published 10:00 pm Monday, December 22, 2014

The holiday season continues as Tryon Fine Arts Center presents Jamie Laval’s Scottish Solstice on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on the Veh Stage. One of the premier Celtic performers on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his intensely passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, rendered with hints of classical refinement and ethnic music from around the world.

The making of his trademark style began at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where he studied classical violin. He performed actively throughout the Pacific Northwest as a professional symphony musician, recording studio artist, improvising violinist, and contra dance fiddler. Eventually his passion for the haunting sounds of rural Irish and Scottish folk music usurped all other preoccupations, and he has devoted himself exclusively to Celtic music ever since. In 2002 Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and subsequently embarked on a full time touring career which today includes 100 engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Scotland.

The Asheville Citizen-Times writes, “One of the hottest fiddlers out there…this act has been turning heads wherever it plays.”  Don’t miss this chance to experience Jamie Laval’s Scottish Solstice, sponsored by New View Realty.  Tickets are available at 828-859-8322 or on line at www.tryonarts.org.

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-Submitted by Marianne Carruth