One of the premier performers of traditional Celtic music on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories. “One of the hottest fiddlers out there” (Asheville Citizen-Times) and “the next Alasdair Fraser” (Press & Post), Laval performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews' platinum Some Devil album, and presented a TEDx Talk on the value of the arts in our communities. Murmurs and Drones, Laval’s third and most recent album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
Currently making his home in Tryon, North Carolina, Jamie studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in British Columbia. During the earlier years of his career he performed with the Victoria Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Seattle Opera, and recorded numerous movie sound tracks. In 2002 Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which launched his full-time career in Celtic music.
Jamie is a self-managed touring artist maintaining an average of 80 engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Britain. He is also a skilled composer, arranger of symphonic scores, public speaker, and devoted educator.
Learn more about Jamie on his website.