Jamie Laval

Jamie Laval

Sun · May 13, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Parlor Room

$20/Adv, $25/Door

This event is all ages

Jamie Laval
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.

Currently making his home near Asheville, NC, Laval grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he received his musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Laval made his living as a professional symphony musician, recording studio artist, improvising violinist, and contra dance fiddler. But his passion for the haunting sounds of rural Scottish folk music eventually usurped all other preoccupations, and he now devotes himself exclusively to Celtic music.

In 2002 Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which helped launch his touring career which includes over 100 engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Scotland.

Laval has appeared on the NBC Today Show, performed on Dave Matthews' platinum album Some Devil, and gave a private performance for Her Majesty the Queen. Laval's newest album, Murmurs and Drones, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. He presented a TEDx Talk on the value of the arts in our community.

Jamie is also skilled composer, arranger of symphonic scores, and devoted educator.
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060