Tickets: $20 Adult ( in advance), $25 Adult (at the door), $12 Youth (18 and under) [http://bit.ly/Jamie-Berkshires]
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” (Press & Post), Laval 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 and most recent album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Laval is also skilled composer, arranger of symphonic scores, and a devoted educator.