Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin.
Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion
original musical star of Riverdance
founding member of Cherish the Ladies
performed with London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, The Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, Randy Brecker, Patti Smith, Paula Cole, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, and more
movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York
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.
Mountain Heart’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and more notably, their incomparably exciting live performances.
As one of the most highly awarded ensembles ever assembled, Mountain Heart, or members of the band, have either won or been nominated for Grammys, ACM, CMA, and multiple IBMA Awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 125 times and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and Patty Loveless.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.” – Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post
“the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” -New York Times
“Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul rocked the house everywhere it played. …A beautifully inventive fiddler …Her playing a tradition-rich yet adventurous, spiced with world, jazz and pop.” -Boston Globe
“Sizzling, this band is turning up the heat.” -Dirty Linen