FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2012
Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton
803.329.2121 ext 129
Jamie Laval performs Murmurs and Drones - A Musical Journey Though the Scottish Highlands
with David Brown, guitar/banjo and EJ Jones, bagpipes/flute
at the McCelvey Center, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
"One of the hottest fiddlers out there, this act has been turning heads wherever it plays."
York, SC – Laval will present a 2-hour program of traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Quebec, and Appalachia, accompanied by Jamie's intricate foot percussion, amusing stories, and observations on the cultural ties linking the Scots-Irish to Appalachia. Joining Laval will be two superlative Celtic musicians, guitarist David Brown and flutist/bagpiper EJ Jones, both from Asheville.
Laval’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. Currently making his home in Asheville, Laval hails from the Pacific Northwest where he received his musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. In 2002, Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and now concertizes throughout the U.S. and Scotland with over 100 engagements per year. He has been acclaimed 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). Jamie has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, on NBC’s Today Show, numerous Highland Games, and top acoustic venues throughout the US. His critically acclaimed debut CD, Shades of Green, airs regularly on NPR radio, while Zephyr in the Confetti Factory, his duo album with Ashley Broder, won Best World Traditional Song in the 2007 Independent Music Awards Vox Populi. Jamie's long-awaited third album, "Murmurs and Drones", was released recently and garners praise such as, "Extraordinarily expressive, Laval's new album proves to be a spellbinder from the first notes to the last." -San Jose Mercury News
COST: $12 CHM members, $15 non-members.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012
Lowry Family Theater at McCelvey Center • 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC