Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Celtic Music & Mythic Tales
October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$22
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany in the distinctly European style environs of the Mélange Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Hendersonville. The intimate, acoustic concert evocatively reimagines Gaelic love songs, raucous peasant dances, and mythic tales from the ancient Celtic world.
One of the premier performers of traditional Celtic music on the international music scene today, Jamie creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories.
Jamie 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. Jamie’s Murmurs and Drones 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, 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.