Christopher Layer
flutes and bagpipes

Christopher Layer (Irish Uillean Bagpipes, Wood Flutes, Whistle, Scottish Highland Bagpipes) is an extremely diverse musician. His orchestral appearances include: The National Symphony (Kennedy Center), The Alabama, Detroit, Lafayette, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Muncie, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, as well as The Aspen Festival Orchestra, and The Bard Festival Orchestra. Festivals include: Moab Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Bard Music Festival, Festival Internacionale de Louisianne, Musiksfest-Regensburg, BDR, The Bard Festival at Lincoln Center. Concert Production: The First Folklife Concert at Ticonderoga, “La Nouvelle Orleans” and “Music In The Barn” both for Project America at the 92nd St. “Y”. Compositions include: Scoring for the Irish independent film Exile. Solo recordings: Out Of Thin Air, Return Of The Rivers, both available through the artist. Christopher is a native “Hoosier” and the son of Soprano Dolores Layer and Fiddler Ed Layer. Since 1996 he has been the principle pipe soloist and flautist for the Trinity Irish Dance Company and currently resides in New York City.

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