Céad Míle Fáilte!
Welcome to The Atlanta Irish Music School home of The Atlanta Junior Ceili Band (AJCB). The AJCB was founded in 2005 to teach and promote quality traditional Irish music to children, teens and young adults in Metro Atlanta, Georgia USA. The Atlanta Irish Music School teaches: Fiddle, Whistle, Flute, Piano Accordion, Piano, Concertina, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Song and Bodhran for students (6 to 21yrs)-- group classes, private lessons, workshops, concerts and summer camp.
Irish music is music for your entire family and music for a lifetime --- join us today!
Back to School Workshop open to all new and returning students and parents. Bring your instrument and meet us at our new location:
The Paideia School's Music Arts Center Band Room.
Welcome Jessica Sherwood: New Band Director
In addition to her work as a classical flutist, Jessica began studying the Irish flute in 2000. She attended the Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where she studied with Celtic flutists Chris Norman, Cathal McConnell, and Pat O’Gorman. She has taught Irish flute and whistle through the Atlanta Irish Music School since 2010, and will be taking over as Ceili Band Director beginning in Fall 2014.
Welcome Jamie Laval: New Adult Program Instructor
“One of the hottest fiddlers out there, this act has been turning heads wherever it plays.” (Asheville Citizen-Times)
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle
Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, blending an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.
An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands.
Currently making his home in Tryon, NC, Laval grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he received his musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Laval made his living as a professional symphony musician, recording studio artist, improvising violinist, and contra dance fiddler. But his passion for the haunting sounds of rural Scottish folk music eventually usurped all other preoccupations, and he now devotes himself exclusively to Celtic music.
In 2002 Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and is today hailed as “One of North America's finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music” (San Jose Mercury News) and “The next Alasdair Fraser” (Scotland Press and Post). His touring career includes over 100 engagements per year throughout the U.S. and Scotland.
Laval has appeared on the NBC Today Show, performed on Dave Matthews' platinum album Some Devil, and gave a private performance for Her Majesty the Queen. Laval's newest album, Murmurs and Drones, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
What Parents Are Saying about AJCB
-Mary and Paul Coffin, Alpharetta
- 8/24 AJCB Back to School Workshop & Party; 2- 4pm at Paideia School in Atlanta, GA.