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Christmas Fiddle and Fun: A Conversation with Eileen Ivers


By Gina Marie Rodriguez, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 11/30/2023

Christmas Fiddle and Fun: A Conversation with Eileen Ivers

Eileen Ivers has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” as reported by the New York Times. A master of the violin, which is also known to be a fiddle, dependent on the way in which it is played, Ivers is known to be the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today.

Grammy-awarded and Emmy-nominated, Ivers has guest starred with over 50 orchestras, toured with the likes of Sting, Hall and Oates, and The Chieftains, founded her own group called Cherish the Ladies, composed for movie soundtracks like “Gangs of New York,” and performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide.

Today, Jersey Arts speaks with Eileen Ivers in advance of her upcoming Christmas show, "A Joyful Christmas" at the Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Friday, December 15, 2023. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Christmas Fiddle and Fun: A Conversation with Eileen Ivers



 
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About the author: Gina Marie Rodriguez is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and actress. Her foray into filmmaking began at a young age as a way to avoid public speaking in school. From there, it grew into a love of telling stories and creating new worlds. Gina Marie boasts a Bronze Remi win from Worldfest Houston, Best Female Filmmaker from the Cosmic Film Festival, and a Best Actress in a Comedy from the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival alongside nominations from the Golden Door International Film Festival, Official Latino Film and Arts Festival and Los Angeles Cinefest among others.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.




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