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Celtic Music Association Presents Eileen Ivers

  • Historic Sherman Hill, 1501 Woodland Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: February 8, 2019
  • Location: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: Starting: 08:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission: Advance $30; Day of $35
  • Overview

    Celtic Music Association Presents Eileen Ivers

    Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. The following is a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations: 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.

    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. The Washington Post states, "She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle."

    She's been called a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin," by The New York Times. "She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing" says The Irish Time