Eileen Ivers (born July 13, 1965) is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents, grew up in the Bronx and attended St. Barnabas High School. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of America, founded in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College in New York and has done post-graduate work in mathematics.
Eileen Ivers, An Nollaig. Ivers’s An Nollaig is without a doubt one of-if not the-best Irish Christmas albums ever made. It’s a bona fide Irish-American cultural fusion, one that blends traditional Irish, blues, even gospel, and soul styles together to electrify the Christmas cultural spirit of America. Hark the Herald Angels Sing is one of the album’s keynote pieces, and it showcases Ivers’s prowess as a musician and innovator. CTL have released a more recent Christmas album, Christmas in Ireland (2015), but I’m still partial to their 2009 Star in the East. Where else do you get to hear Joannie Madden not only play whistle but sing as well? Madden reworked a 19th-century American hymn, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow into a folksy, feel-good tune, which she sings with chutzpah and merriment.
Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul capture the spirit and magic of the season in their heartwarming holiday show. Nine time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers has changed the way audiences think about the violin. Ivers is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World Music genres and she has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Eileen Ivers has been called "the future of the Celtic fiddle," by The Washington Post . Ivers has performed with a myriad of pop icons and world-class orchestras. For An Nollaig, a special treat is that she will once again be joined by an acclaimed choir of Ramapo College students, led by Professor Lisa Lutter.
Eileen Ivers is an Irish-American musician. Eileen Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents on 13 July 1965 and grew up in The Bronx. Her teacher was Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. She has won nine All Ireland's to date in Fiddle, and one in banjo.
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