U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion To Perform Aug. 5

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jamie Laval, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion will perform on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Humphreys House, 400 Garden Road in Chattanooga for a celebration of Scottish music and culture.

Schedule of events:
• 4:30 p.m. - Workshop for instrumentalists 
• 6 p.m. - Scottish reception 
• 7:30 p.m. - Concert 
• 9:30 p.m. - Jam session and party

Tickets are $20 for general, $10 for students, $12 for youth 18 and under, and are available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 949-413-1394.  Price includes all events, plus free admission to Arboretum and Nature Center.

"Jamie Laval, the internationally-acclaimed Celtic performer and fiddle champion, will perform a 2-hour concert of toe-tapping fiddle music as he recounts amusing stories and ancient legends from antiquity.

"The event gets under way at 4:30 p.m. with a free workshop for Celtic instrumental musicians. At 6 p.m., attendees are invited to a Scottish reception with food and sample tastings of Highland single malts.  Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to participate in the tasting.

"The concert commences at 7:30 p.m., lasting until 9:30 p.m.

"An open jam session led by fiddle master Jamie will conclude the evening," officials said.

Bio on Jamie Laval:
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music, showcasing his stunning virtuosity, contemporary flair, and uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes. “One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music” (San Jose Mercury News) and “The next Alasdair Fraser” (Press & Post), Jamie performed for Her Majesty the Queen and presented a TED Talk. An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing and informative stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands. 




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