Home of David Keller and Nora Murdoch Bat Cave, NC
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Jamie Laval - Bat Cave, NC
David Keller is a master craft brewer and creates numerous specialty beers for the occasion. Come early at 6:00 and enjoy the potluck, the nearly bottomless supply of great beverage, and the specatacular scenery looking out over Hickory Nut Gorge.
The music portion begins at 7:00. Jamie's musical accompanist will be the nuanced guitarist David Brown from Asheville. Several new pieces are on the program, such as Strathspeys from the Royal Scottish Country Dance repertoire and Jamie's own compositions, plus favorite medleys of Scottish pipe reels and Irish jigs.
Seating is limited to 90 people and every year it sells out fast. Please purchase your seat promptly to ensure your place. After payment is finalized you will be given the exact street address and driving directions.
"One of the hottest fiddlers out there, this act has been turning heads wherever it plays." (Asheville Citizen-Times)
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.
An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing stories, foot percussion, poetry, and delicately nuanced accompaniment from Boston guitarist Max Newman to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands.
A native of Seattle, 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.
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. www.jamielaval.com
Home of David Keller and Nora Murdoch (View)
address given upon payment
Bat Cave, NC 28710