Eileen Ivers

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Eileen Ivers on stage in Lorient, Brittany in 2003

Eileen Ivers (born 13 July 1965) is an American fiddler.

Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents and grew up in the Bronx. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. [1] She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of America, founded in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College in New York and has done post-graduate work in mathematics.


Ivers was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies. She recorded and toured with them for several years.[citation needed]

In 1995, she replaced the original fiddler in the Riverdance Irish dance troupe and toured with them. [2]

Her original blue Barcus-Berry electric fiddle was eye-catching and inspired the name of her album Wild Blue. She later replaced it with a blue ZETA Strados acoustic-electric fiddle, which is a one-of-a-kind instrument with unique sound and ambience. It was custom-made for her by ZETA Music Systems (who will be producing an "Eileen Ivers Signature Series" Blue electric violin exactly like hers).[citation needed]

Ivers has recorded with Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, an Irish composer who uses folk, classical and jazz influences, on the television series River of Sound and on his album Becoming (1998).[citation needed]

She also recorded a traditional air for the soundtrack to the film Gangs of New York, entitled "Lament for Stalker Wallace". She appears on the soundtrack for the film Some Mother's Son.[citation needed]

Ivers was also an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards' judging panel to support independent artists.[3]



  • Eileen Ivers - Traditional Irish Music (1994)
  • Wild Blue (1996)
  • So Far (1979 - 1995) (1995)
  • Crossing the Bridge (1999)
  • Gangs of New York "Lament for Stalker Wallace" (2002)
  • Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (2003)
  • An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas (2007)

Cherish the Ladies[edit]

Main article: Cherish the Ladies

As a session or guest musician[edit]

As a guest artist[edit]


  1. ^ Mullins, Emer. "Eileen Ivers: Bringing It All Back Home." Irish America. May/June 1996: 48+.
  2. ^ Mullins, Emer. "Eileen Ivers: Bringing It All Back Home." Irish America. May/June 1996: 48+.
  3. ^ Independent Music Awards - Past Judges
  4. ^ "Song of the Irish Whistle". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Copper: Original Soundtrack". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

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