Celtic fiddle concert Thursday
The United States National Scottish Fiddle Champion, Jamie Laval, is presenting a Celtic fiddle workshop Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main Street in Forest City.
After the workshop, Laval will present a concert with Scottish music and stories at 7 p.m. also at the church.
The events are hosted by Eben Mann, Wild Roots Fine Arts Center, West Main Street in Forest City.
Cost to attend the workshop is $60 and anyone interested in attending the workshop register on line.
Concert tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Anyone attending the workshop will be admitted to the concert free.
Tickets can also be purchased on line or at the door.
Laval, who lives in Tryon, is recognized as one of the premier Celtic performers and instructors on the international music scene today. Winner of the 2002 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, Laval has performed for Her Majesty The Queen and recorded with Dave Matthews.
His most recent album, Murmurs and Drones, won the popular vote for Best World Traditional Album in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
Laval studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and was a member of several professional symphony orchestras in the Pacific Northwest before devoting himself exclusively to Irish and Scottish music. Esteemed as an educator, he teaches privately and in class settings.
He has been a guest instructor at Joyful Noice Summer Music Camp, St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, Davidson College, California State University at San Marcos, The John C. Campbell Folk School, and for five years was on the faculty of the Swannanoa Gathering. www.JamieLaval.com
Register or by tickets online: www.wildrootsfinearts.org