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HSO opener features famed Celtic fiddler

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Thomas Joiner, will present a concert entitled "A Celtic Celebration" on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Concert Hall at BRCC.

The concert features the world famous Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval performing Celtic, Irish and Scottish tunes, along with music from Quebec and Brittany. Pre-concert music will be provided by the Montreat Pipe Band led by pipe major Joe Bailey. The orchestra will also play some well loved pieces with Celtic, Irish and Scottish themes.
Laval, who lives in Asheville, is a premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today. He creates rapt audiences with his intensely passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, rendered with hints of classical refinement and ethnic music from around the world. He will be assisted by E.D. Jones on bagpipes, and Roger Gold on guitar. Dancers Alice Jamison and Pearl Shirley will also join the performance.
The Orchestra begins the program with "Lord of the Dance" written by Ronan Hardiman for Michael Flatley's famous dance program.
Tickets are available by calling the symphony office at 828.697.5884 or by going to