Eileen Ivers was born to Irish immigrant parents and raised in the Bronx, New York, where she began studying and playing Irish traditional music at age eight.
She has won nine All-Ireland championships for fiddle, one for tenor banjo, and more than 30 championship medals in total. Her 2003 self-titled album peaked at No. 11 on Billboard’s Top World Music Albums chart.
Ivers has been a member of acclaimed Celtic ensemble Cherish The Ladies, Irish-American supergroup Green Fields of America, and Hall and Oates’s touring band.
In 2011 Eileen created Beyond the Bog Road, a multimedia concert of music, story, dance, and film showcasing how Irish music and dance have integrated with roots music of North America.
“The Eileen Ivers Band electrified a familiar repertory, merging the Celtic and African diasporas...she made her instrument sound like Jimi Hendrix's guitar.” —New York Times
Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul perform on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8 pm.