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Ivers & Immigrant Soul Celebrate Album Release With National Tour
Tour to include seven dates as part of American Fleadh Festival
Featuring a Celtic music infused with a global sound, Eileen Ivers &
Immigrant Soul announce their 2003 spring/summer tour in support of their
self-titled release on KOCH Records. The tour will include 7 dates as part
of the American Fleadh Festival.
Nine-time All-Ireland champion Eileen Ivers has established herself
as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. The
violin virtuoso who has an amazing array of accomplishments including headline
tours, recording credits on more than 80 contemporary and traditional albums,
numerous movie scores, and affiliations with the London Symphony Orchestra,
National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, the musical star
of Riverdance, The Chieftains, Paula Cole, Patti Smith, Hall and Oates,
and Cherish the Ladies,
In 1999, Ivers formed Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul to present her
signature sound, which encompasses Irish instrumentalists, soulful American
vocals and a mix of African and Latin percussion and bass. Their heart-pumping,
show-stopping live performances continuously receive accolades from audiences
of all ages and rave reviews worldwide.
As part of their 2003 tour, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul will perform
seven dates for the American Fleadh Festival. These dates showcase the
best of contemporary Celtic music. Also appearing on the bill is Black
47, Hothouse Flowers and Saw Doctors.
Here's what the critics have said about Eileen Ivers’ dynamic live performances:
"The Eileen Ivers band [& Immigrant Soul] electrified a familiar
repertory, merging the Celtic and African diasporas...she made her instrument
sound like Jimi Hendrix's guitar."
— Neil Strauss, The New York Times
"(Ivers) launched into one of her amazing accelerando takeoffs that
leaves the earth behind…She has charisma and technique to burn, but she
isn't playing into a mirror? it is all about tradition and renewal … the
audience went wild."
— Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
"The music that had the capacity audience leaping to its feet and clapping
in unison was...Ivers’ incredible fiddling."
— Joseph McLellan, The Washington Post
The Kissers are on tour! Be sure to check the website for pictures daily
from the road.
Also, the show in New York on July 1 (see below) will be broadcast live
on the internet. Check Paddy Reilly's website (http://www.paddyreillys.com/)
Get all The Kissers shows on the showdates page
Tue., Jun. 24 9 pm
Mike 'N' Molly's
105 N. Market St., Champaign, IL
Thu., Jun. 26 9 pm
6331 Ferguson St., Indianapolis, IN
Fri., Jun. 27 10 pm
Art's Billiards and Bar
2617 Vine St., Clifton, OH
Sat., Jun. 28 9:00pm
Hi Fi Club http://www.hificlub.info/
11729 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH
Sun., Jun. 29 Noon
Artvoice Street Festival
Sun., Jun. 29 9 pm
17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
Tue., Jul. 1 10 pm
Paddy Reilly's http://www.paddyreillys.com/
519 2nd Ave., New York, NY
**Whiskey Lash All-Stars**
Featuring Ken, Kevin, and Caitlin
July 11, 12, and 13
If you are like thousands of other good folk in the area, you have already
made your plans to attend our upcoming festival. In what promises to be
one of the most heavily attended festivals in years, the Irish American
Heritage Festival is scheduled for the weekend of July 11, 12, and 13.
The only Irish Festival held in Chicago will be at 4626 N. Knox Avenue.
This year's fest will be highlighted by the performances of The Young
Dubliners and Lúnasa on both Saturday and Sunday. The Young Dubliners
are considered one of the best Celtic rock bands in the U.S. and Lúnasa
is hailed as the best traditional Irish music band to come out of Ireland
in the last decade! On Friday night, local favorites The Tossers will bring
a high energy show perfect for the party crowd.
The festival always provides a wide variety of family entertainment
and this year will be no exception. The children's area will be open throughout
the day on Saturday and Sunday and there promises to be a few different
wrinkles to keep the kids entertained. We will be hosting a variety of
craft and cultural exhibits from the Center's own Nimble Thimbles and Cultural
Committee, as well as several artisans and craftsmen who will provide demonstrations
of their crafts.
Several dance schools will be in attendance, providing us with some
of the best in local step dancing and showcasing many of the area's talented
youngsters. The Folk Tent is also returning to the schedule with a mix
of activities for children as well as hands on displays of Irish music,
step dance lessons, and an old-fashioned sing-along.
Rounding out the weekend's incredible line-up is a vast array of the
best local musical groups. Scheduled to appear are: Gan Bua, Whitey O'Day,
Salthill Mines, North and South, The Heritage Singers, The Larkin Brothers,
The Dooley Brothers, St. James Gate, Another Pint, Dyed in the Wool, Fonnmohr,
The Chancey Brothers, Baal Tinne, Moore and Broaders, and Finbar Fagan's
Joining us once again will be our friends the Misericordia Heartbreakers.
Their special musical performances touch everyone in the audience and on
stage alike. There won't be a moment of down time at this year's fest as
we will also have several appearances by our own Shapeshifters and The
Irish Heritage Singers, as well as a few bagpipe bands thrown into the
Tickets to for the festival are available now! $8 Pre-sale if purchased
before July 9, $12 at the door, $7 for seniors and children under 12 free.
Call the Center for your tickets with Visa or MasterCard - (773) 282-7035.