An entertaining and educational concert celebrating the music, dance and stories from the British Isles during the Winter holidays.
Jamie Laval’s Scottish Solstice Celebration captures the beauty and atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands during the holidays, weaving a tapestry of music, dance, and stories that hearkens back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas.
Headlining the show is Asheville-based violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval. In 2002 Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and has performed for Her Majesty The Queen. Laval’s recent album Murmurs and Drones won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Joining Laval is an impressive lineup of acclaimed Celtic performers, including: EJ Jones, one of the finest bagpipers the U.S. has ever produced; David Brown, beloved Irish-style baritone guitarist and banjoist from Asheville; and Rosalind Buda, an elegant performer of bassoon, Scottish smallpipes, and an ancient wind instrument from Brittany known as the bombarde.