Jamie Laval in Seattle
Jamie Laval, renowned Celtic music performer and winner of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, will team up with Portland-based acoustic guitarist Dan Compton and Scottish smallpiper Rod Weeks for an evening of toe-tapping melodies, amusing stories, rhythmic foot percussion, and poetry in this "musical journey through the atmospheric Scottish Highlands."
A native of Seattle currently living in Asheville, NC, Jamie initially studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and made his living as a professional symphony musician, recording studio artist, improvising violinist, and contra dance fiddler. But his passion for the haunting sounds of rural Scottish folk music eventually usurped all other preoccupations, and he now devotes himself exclusively to Celtic music.
Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, blending an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.
In 2002 Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and is now hailed as "One of North America's finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music" (San Jose Mercury News) and "The next Alasdair Fraser" (Scotland Press and Post). His touring career includes over 100 engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Scotland. He has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Dave Matthews' Some Devil album, and performed for Her Majesty the Queen. Jamie's newest album, Murmurs and Drones, won the popular vote for "Best World Traditional Album" in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
Phinney Neighborhood Center (View)
6532 Phinney Avenue N, (Brick Building, Lower Level)
Seattle, WA 98103
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