Jamie Laval in Tehachapi
Internationally-acclaimed Celtic violinist/fiddler Jamie Laval
presents a fun-filled musical evening tracing the immigration of the
Scots-Irish to Appalachia, interspersing toe-tapping melodies with
amusing stories which highlight the historical and cultural ties
throughout the Celtic diaspora.
Winner of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship (2002), Laval
renders the ancient Celtic art form with stunning virtuosity and
contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and
devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music. "One of the hottest
fiddlers out there" (Asheville Citizen-Times), Laval appeared on the
NBC Today Show, collaborated on Dave Mathews' album "Some Devil," and
performed for Her Majesty the Queen. His three solo albums air
regularly on NPR's "Thistle and Shamrock" and "Folk Scene.
The concert coincides with the recent release of his latest album Murmurs and Drones. "A spellbinder from the opening notes to the last." (San Jose Mercury News)
Initially Laval studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory
of Music. Later he pursued careers as a professional symphony
musician, recording studio artist, improvising violinist, and contra
dance fiddler. But his passion for the haunting sounds of rural Irish
and Scottish folk music eventually usurped all other preoccupations,
and he has devoted himself exclusively to Celtic music ever since. He
currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina and serves on the
faculty of The Swannanoa Gathering, the celebrated summer institute
for traditional arts and music.
Visit the artist's website: www.JamieLaval.com
St. Judes Anglican Church (View)
1200 South Curry St.
Tehachapi, CA 93581
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|