This concert will be a fundraiser for Dress for Success Bakersfield, a new nonprofit with the mission of getting at-risk women back into the workforce. The Kern Arts Council, the Scottish Society and DFS are participating.
The concert will be held in a private home, the address of which will be shown to you once you have proceeded to Checkout.
"One of the hottest fiddlers out there, this act has been turning heads wherever it plays." (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Hailed as "One of North America's finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music," violinist Jamie Laval will be joined by guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Zac Leger in a 90-minute program of traditional music from around the Celtic diaspora, including Scotland, Ireland, Bretagne, Galicea, Quebec, and Appalachia, along with observations on the cultural significance of Celtic music and amusing stories of life as a touring artist. The duo's unique approach to traditional Celtic music blends the simplicity of an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.
Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music rendered with the superlative tone and depth of expressivity formerly associated with classical virtuosi. Winner of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship (2002), Laval has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Dave Mathew's "Some Devil" album and has performed for Her Majesty the Queen. He tours nationally with over 100 concerts per year, regularly accompanied by guitarist Zac Leger.
His recent album, Murmurs and Drones, won "Best World Traditional Song" in the 2012 Independent Music Awards Vox Populi.
Park West Circle
Bakersfield, CA 93308