Winter Solstice Holiday Celebration: Seasonal Music & Stories from Celtic Lands

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – November 18, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College’s (FTCC) Student Government Association (SGA) is pleased to sponsor the Winter Solstice Holiday Celebration: Seasonal Music and Stories from Celtic Lands on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in the Cumberland Hall Auditorium on the FTCC Fayetteville campus beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert captures the beauty and atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland during the holidays, weaving a tapestry of music, dance, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. The performance is an entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience.

The cast of performers represents the best and brightest of the Celtic music community in the Southeast. Jamie Laval headlines the show which features David Brown, gentle genius of Irish-style guitar from Asheville; Kelly Brzowski, Celtic harpist and winner of the U.S. National Scottish Harping Championship; and Bill Caudill, acclaimed Highland bagpiper and Director of Bagpiping Studies at St. Andrews University.

Violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval won the 2002 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and has performed for Her Majesty the Queen. Laval’s recent album, Murmurs and Drones, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” at the 2012 Independent Music Awards.