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.
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. Ivers’ recording credits include over 80 contemporary and traditional albums and numerous movie scores. Eileen is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World music genres.
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
“She electrifies the crowd.” -Irish Times
“brilliant” – LA Times