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Evening of Celtic Music and Mythic Tales – Jamie Laval

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


An intimate performance by Jamie Laval, internationally acclaimed Celtic musician and storyteller.

About this Event

This St. Patrick’s Day, Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar presents an exclusive performance by Jamie Laval.

The U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany, evocatively reimagining Gaelic love songs, rustic peasant dances, and recounting mythic tales from the ancient Celtic world.

Recognized throughout the U.S. and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Scottish music on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories.

Currently making his home in Tryon, North Carolina, Jamie studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in British Columbia. In 2002 Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which launched his full-time career in Celtic music. “One of the hottest fiddlers out there” (Asheville Citizen-Times) and “The next Alasdair Fraser” (Scotland Press & Post), Jamie performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews’ platinum Some Devil album, and presented a TEDx Talk on the value of arts and music in our communities.

Murmurs and Drones, Laval’s third album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. In 2019 Jamie released his latest album, Celtic Christmas: Music for the Deep Midwinter to critical acclaim. Jamie is also skilled composer, arranger of symphonic scores, and a devoted educator.

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