EARLVILLE – What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin?
Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.
The celebrated guest soloist has over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times and nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion.
Join the Earlville Opera House (EOH) on Saturday, September 25 at 7 p.m. for Grammy-awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, as she continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience.
Eileen has been proclaimed “a national treasure” as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.
Her most recent CD, “Beyond the Bog Road”, focuses on the influences of the Celtic tradition on Roots music (bluegrass, French-Canadian, Cajun, Appalachian, Americana) and how the music journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American Country music tradition. Irish Music Magazine called “Beyond the Bog Road” a “triumph …a musical Magnus-Opus” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart.
Enjoy this extraordinary opportunity to view a world-class musician right in Earlville. While on site, check out our Artisan Gift Shop and our annual Quilt Show. Tickets are $40 general admission, $36 members (become a member!), with college students half off general admission. Tickets are selling fast and are available at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or by calling (315) 691-3550.
- From the EOH