"Kutztown Presents! will feature the acclaimed Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul, in its next concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Kutztown University's Schaeffer Auditorium.
Ivers, the daughter of Irish immigrants who grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., won the All-Ireland Fiddle Championships nine times and a 10th on tenor banjo. As one of the original stars of "Riverdance," she helped to bring traditional Irish dancing and music to the attention of the world.
She is also known as an innovator, playing an electric/acoustic violin and mixing Irish fiddle music with other genres. In addition to her work with her own band, she has performed with major symphony orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops; with rock stars such as Sting and Patti Smith; with jazz artists such as Randy Brecker and Regina Carter; and she was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies."
Eileen Ivers to perform at KU