Charity from the Choctaws. Repurposed slave ships and New Orleans dance crazes. Icy Canadian islands, Appalachian hollers, railway camps in the desert. These are all scenes and skeins of Irish experience, a trail of tales left by millions of travelers fleeing famine and seeking hope.
Virtuoso Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers – founding member of Cherish the Ladies, original Riverdance star, and lifelong traveler of Ireland’s musical paths-brings to light the riveting world of Irish stories and sounds, ones that will amaze even the most seasoned travelers through immigrant history.
Ivers is mapping out these compelling tracks for audiences across North America this February and March with a new multimedia concert, Beyond the Bog Road. The images, sounds, and tales of Irish immigrants’ desperate and daring journeys to and in America come together in Ivers’ stunning technique, unique artistry, and deep Irish-American roots. Ivers and her ensemble of musicians and dancers will be performing in Florida, Utah, New Hampshire, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania . (more…)