Red Clay Theatre
3116 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
Jamie Laval’s Scottish Solstice Holiday Celebration captures the beauty and atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands during the holidays, weaving a tapestry of music, dance, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the winter solstice.
Jamie Laval, violin/fiddle
EJ Jones, bagpipes, flute, whistle
David Brown, guitar
Rosalind Buda, bassoon, bombarde, bagpipes, percussion
Alexandria Carrico, soprano
Kelly Brzozwski, Celtic harp
Lindsay Recknagel and Madeline Hicks, Scottish Dancers
One of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his intensely passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Quebec rendered with hints of classical refinement and ethnic music from around the world.
What sets Jamie’s music in a class by itself is the nuance, virtuosity, and musical craftsmanship he brings to an ancient art form. Simple Celtic folk melodies are transformed into epic tonal narratives which take the listener on an emotional journey from quiet melancholy to wild jubilation.
Jamie's accessible sound appeals to families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.
In 2002, Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and subsequently embarked on a full-time touring career which today includes dozens of engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Scotland.
Jamie has recorded three solo albums to date. Murmurs and Drones, his most recent, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. He has also collaborated on numerous television, film, and CD recordings including Dave Matthews’ Some Devil, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wild America, and WB-TV series Everwood. $20-27 adults, $15 students