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Eileen Ivers

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Eileen Ivers provides transformed the Irish fiddling custom from a folk music staple into an internationally acclaimed artwork. A former person in Cherish the Females, the Green Areas of America, Chanting Home, as well as the Hall & Oates music group and a program participant on albums by Paula Cole, Hothouse Blooms, and Patti Smith, Ivers provides continued to broaden the traditions on her behalf own. Furthermore to maintaining an extremely successful solo profession, Ivers offers performed like a cast person in Bill Whelan’s creation Riverdance. AS THE Washington Post known as Ivers “the continuing future of the Celtic fiddle,” The LA Times stated that Ivers’ “originality and rhythmic golf swing may well supply the bridge Irish music must break to a mainstream viewers.” An eight-time All-Ireland fiddle champ, Ivers comes from the Woodland Heights portion of the Bronx. The origins of her music, nevertheless, had been inherited from her parents, John and Annie, who emigrated from Region Mayo, Ireland. Although she and her sister Maureen had been delivered for lessons in Irish dance, she soon confident her parents to send out her to fiddle lessons rather. While she later on stated that her fascination for the fiddle was influenced by the united states music tv program Hee Haw, she continued to be linked with her Irish origins and researched with Region Limerick-born fiddler Martin Mulvihill. Although she limited her participation with music while learning mathematics at Iona College or university, Ivers converted her full-time focus on the fiddle after her graduation. Shows with Mick Moloney and Seamus Egan resulted in an invitation to become listed on the Irish-American supergroup Green Areas of America. After operating briefly with Luka Bloom, Ivers was recruited to become listed on a yearlong tour using the Hall & Oates music group. The tour released her virtuosic playing to stadium-sized viewers around america. Returning to NY, Ivers began using Irish emigrees John Doyle and Seamus Egan and African-American percussionist Kimitri Dinizulu. She performed inside a duo with Dinizulu during every week Monday night time concerts at Paddy Reilly’s Pub in Manhattan. Ivers later on joined Paddy A CHANCE Go, a music group shaped by Chris Byrne of Dark 47. When Máire Bhreatnach announced she was departing the solid of Riverdance, Ivers decided to replace her. Ivers offers continued to utilize top-notch musicians. On her behalf 1999 recording Crossing the Bridge, she was became a member of by Seamus Egan, Steve Gadd, Randy Brecker, and Al di Meola. That same yr she performed on Wayne Horner’s friend piece towards the Titanic soundtrack, Back again to Titanic. In 2002, she provided another foray into film music with a bit for the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of NY. The eclectic globe music fusion of Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Spirit found its way to 2003, additional cementing her popularity as an innovator. Through the entire 2000s, Ivers held a busy timetable touring and collaborating with several performers and ensembles and released a Xmas record in 2007. She caused composer Brian Keane over the soundtracks towards the PBS documentary In to the Deep: America, Whaling & the planet as well as the BBC America play Copper. In early 2016, she released the soundtrack to her media plan Beyond the Bog Street, which tells of the cross-pollination of Irish music and dance with UNITED STATES traditions.

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Full Name Eileen Ivers
Date Of Birth July 13, 1965
Profession Fiddler
Education Iona College
Nationality American
Spouse Brian Mulligan
Music Songs Pachebel's Frolics, Bygone Days, Humors of Ballyloughlin / Knocknagow, Maudabawn Chapel, Gravelwalk, Crossing the Bridge, Lament for Staker Wallace, Ships Are Sailing, Kitty's Wedding, Calum Breugach/The Devil In The Kitchen/Muileann Dubh/Sandy Cameron/Cape Breton Symphony's, Lorraine's Waltz, Trip to Skye, Scatter the Mud, On Horeback, Whiskey & Sangria, Caoine Uí Domhnaill, Geese In The Bog/The Wandering Minstrel/The Pride Of Moyvane/The Low Road To Glin..., Sr. Elizabeth's / Kerryman's Daughter / Top of the Stairs, Crowley's / Jackson's, The Rights of Man, Mackerel Sky, The Violin, Dear Irish Boy, Apples in Winter / Frost is All Over / A Merry Christmas, Gentle Breeze, Farewell My Love And Remember Me, The Noisy Curlew / Farewell to Erin, Canbrack Girls, Magh Seola, Don Oíche Úd i mBeithill, The Orphan / Paul Montague's, The Kerryman's Daughter / Lord Gordon's
Albums Beyond The Bog Road, An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas, Wild Blue, Crossing the Bridge, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Eileen Ivers, So Far: The Eileen Ivers Collection, the best of 1979-96
Movies Absolutely Irish


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Music Department

Music Department

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American Experience 2010 TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
Quest for Camelot 1998 musician: Irish fiddle
The Irish in America: Long Journey Home 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 3 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Gangs of New York 2002 arranger: "Lament for Staker Wallace" / performer: "Lament for Staker Wallace"

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Thanks

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Some Mother's Son 1996 special thanks

Self

Self

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Riverdance: The New Show 1996 Video documentary Violinist

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