U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music, showcasing his stunning virtuosity, contemporary flair, and uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes.
Heralded "The next Alasdair Fraser" by the Press & Post Scotland, Laval performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews' platinum Some Devil album, and presented a TED Talk on the value of arts and music in our communities. Murmurs and Drones, Lavals most recent album, won the popular vote for Best World Traditional Album in the 2012Independent Music Awards.
An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, foot percussion, an innovative arrangement style, and the recounting of mythic tales to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands and Brittany.
Check out some tunes of Jamie's work below...
Highlights Reel 2017 (3 min) from Jamie Laval on Vimeo.
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Tickets are $23 in advance, with a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
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