Eileen Ivers – 3.20.20

Eileen Ivers – 3.20.20

Friday, March 20
7:30 PM – Hering Auditorium

 
Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today – a rare and select grade of spectacular artist whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso, Buddy Connolly, Lindsey Horner, and Dave Barckow, with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

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, 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, 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.

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.
Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. Music truly is the universal language. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, 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 Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

“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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