THE MARCH 15TH SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
CaltechLive! is pleased to present “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” as described by The New York Times. Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots have thrilled audiences the world over with their inspirational music rooted in Celtic tradition. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, they will bring their unique sound to Beckman Auditorium on CANCELLED Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
Ivers is a Grammy®-Award winning violinist who has gueststarred with over 50 orchestras including the Boston Pops and London Symphony. She has also performed with many renowned artists and productions including Riverdance, Sting, and Patti Smith, and was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies.
Eileen’s energetic new band, Universal Roots, connects music, cultures, stories, and emotions that tie us together. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), and Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), together with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.
“She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing…” —The Irish Times “Ivers’ presentation was music with the kind of life and spirit that come together when talented artists from different backgrounds find the linkages that connect all forms of music…no wonder the audience loved every minute.” —The LA Times
Beckman Auditorium is located in the heart of Pasadena at 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena. Online at events.caltech.edu OR by phone: (626) 395-4652
About Eileen Ivers
The daughter of Irish immigrants, Eileen Ivers grew up in the culturally diverse neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. Rooted in Irish traditional music since the age of 8, Ivers proceeded to win nine All-Ireland Fiddle championships, a tenth on tenor banjo, and over 30 championship medals, making her one of the most awarded persons ever to compete in these prestigious competitions.
Eileen has performed with Sting, Fiddlers 3 with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, and The Chieftains, and was the groundbreaking musical star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, and a featured instrumentalist on movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York and Back to Titanic. Ivers’ most recent CD, Beyond the Bog Road, focuses on 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 it “a triumph …a musical magnum-opus,” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart.