The Jimi Hendrix of the violin: Grammy winner and Emmy-nominated Ivers has been hailed as one of the great innovators of Celtic and world music.
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.”
Eileen is Grammy-awarded, Emmy-nominated, and has guest starred with over 50 orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Pops. She’s an original Musical Star of Riverdance (picture the dazzling blue violin) and nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. She’s played with Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, ‘Fiddlers 3’ with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, and is a founding member of Cherish the Ladies. She’s been featured on movie soundtracks including “Gangs of New York,” and has performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide.
This is 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.
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