Charlotte Folk Society logo celebrating 30 years

Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont,
since 1982.

Jamie Laval with special guest Megan McConnell
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering

September 14th, 7:30 PM

September 14th Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Features
Jamie Laval with special guest Megan McConnell


For its September 2018 Gathering, the Charlotte Folk Society is proud to welcome back Jamie Laval. Joined by guest vocalist Megan McConnell, Jamie takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany seamlessly blending passion, virtuosity, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, innovative arrangement style, and the recounting of atmospheric mythic tales.

Recognized throughout the U.S and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Celtic music on the international music scene today, Laval performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews’ platinum Some Devil album, and presented a TEDx Talk on the value of arts and music in our communities. 

Vocalist Megan McConnell is lauded for the ethereal, lyric beauty of her singing, her broad stylistic range, and her perky, theatrical performance sense.


Celtic Christmas Opening (2017)

TEDx - How a fiddle tune can change the world

Please join us for an outstanding evening of music and camaraderie! Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are free and open to the public (a voluntary donation of $10 is suggested) and supported, in part, with funding from the Arts and Sciences Council, and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Chimi Spot food truck will be on site starting at 5:30.  Bring your meal into the Café downstairs and enjoy the jam starting at 6.  Doors open at 7 and concert starts at 7:30. Gatherings are family friendly and free, but a $10 per person donation is appreciated.

Free parking is available in the 4th Street Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street.  Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street.  Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building.  A CFS volunteer is on hand to assist our guests into the building through the side door. 

Arts & Science Council Logo

The Charlotte Folk Society is supported, in part, with funding by the Arts & Science Council (ASC).

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.