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Eileen Ivers – A Joyful Irish Christmas
December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Eileen Ivers will change the way we think about the violin.
Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, guest starred with over 40 orchestras, original Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Has worked with the likes of Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, ‘Fiddlers 3′, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd. Contributed to movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…And this is just a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations.
Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. 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 the task of respectfully exploring the traditions and progression of the Celtic fiddle is quite literally on Eileen Ivers’ shoulders. The Washington Post states, “She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.” She’s been called a “sensation” by Billboard magazine and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” by The New York Times. “She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing” says The Irish Times.
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 A Joyful 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.
Big Thanks to Lee’s Chicken and NetGain for supporting this program as part of The Holland’s 2018 Roots Series.