Fiddler Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin.
Sheâs been hailed as âa sensationâ by Billboard magazine, âa virtuosoâ by The Irish Times, âthe Jimi Hendrix of the violinâ by The New York Times and âthe future of the Celtic fiddleâ by The Washington Post.
Eileen Ivers has firmly established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Her long list of accomplishments includes a Grammy award, Emmy nomination and headline performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops and over 40 orchestras across the world. Eileen is the original musical star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and a Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion.
Ivers has guest starred with Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, âFiddlers 3â with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola and Steve Gadd, performed on the soundtrack for Gangs of New York and played for Presidents and Royalty around the world.
It is a rare and select grade of spectacular artists whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. It has been said that ...
“Ivers has charisma and technique to burn – it is all about tradition and renewal”, -The Boston Globe. Through music, song and dance, Eileen Ivers celebrates the emotional journey of the Irish immigrant and how Celtic music has integrated with various roots music along the way to become a fundamental part today’s American music. Eileen brings amazing energy to the stage with her phenomenal fiddling and ignites crowds across the country in the Celtic Spirit, paying homage to the great Irish traditions with her creative edge, contemporary style and exciting passion for this music. This Celtic program has it all!
Join the incredible Eileen Ivers and her ensemble on a journey through the roots of America’s favorite music- blues, jazz, rock, soul, bluegrass, folk, ragtime, gospel, railway work songs and Appalachian melodies. With her soulful style, virtuosic one of a kind playing and intoxicating stage presence, Eileen shows the influence of the Irish immigrant on every root of American music today. The perfect show for any time of year!
Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit of the season and telling the story of Christmas through music and dance. Local choirs can be incorporated into the experience.