Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
Thursday, September 29
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Buckman Arts Center
“Ms. Ivers is a gentle band leader, mixing bluegrass, classical, rock and even a little rap into her eclectic reels, the pinnacle of which was a percussion solo battle by the bongos, a drum kit and a tap dancer from Riverdance.” New York Times
Eileen Ivers, the headlining violinist for Riverdance, transformed Irish fiddling from a folk music tradition into an internationally acclaimed art. A former member of Cherish The Ladies, the Hall & Oates Band and a session player for Paula Cole, Hothouse Flowers and Patti Smith, Ivers continues to expand the genre on her own terms. The eight-time All-Ireland fiddle champion was declared "the future of the Celtic fiddle" by The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times said that Ivers' "originality and rhythmic swing may well provide the bridge Irish music needs to break through to a mainstream audience." Her high-energy performance and dynamic band will be a grand kick off to the season. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by clicking here.