Fairbanks Concert Association

Eileen Ivers – 3.3.23

Eileen Ivers - Universal Roots

Friday, March 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium

Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today – the type of artist whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. Ivers’ band, UnIVERSal Roots, connects music, cultures, stories, and emotions to celebrate that we are more alike than dissimilar. The ensemble features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), together with Ivers on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

The list of accomplishments for Ivers is long. Grammy Award winner, Emmy nominee, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Riverdance, nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, Fiddlers 3 with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks, including “Gangs of New York,” performer for presidents and royalty worldwide – and Fairbanks, of course!

“She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.” – The Washington Post

“A sensation” – Billboard magazine

“the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” – The New York Times

“She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing” – The Irish Times


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May 27, 2022