Fiddler Eileen Ivers to Perform Holiday Show at RVCC Theatre
The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will liven up the holiday season with a performance of Eileen Ivers’ A Joyful Christmas, Friday, December 15, at 8 p.m.
Ivers’ Irish and American roots shine throughout the evening’s beautiful mix of traditional, story-filled, Wren Day songs and poems—and of course, foot stomping and hollerin’ roots music. Ivers and the ensemble’s plethora of instruments and voices weave throughout the evening. The lively music, coupled with Ivers’ signature warmth, invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration. The performance captures the true spirit and joy of the season.
The daughter of Irish immigrants, Ivers grew up in the culturally diverse neighborhood of the Bronx, NY. Rooted in traditional Irish music since the age of eight, she proceeded to win nine All-Ireland fiddle championships, a tenth on tenor banjo, and over 30 championship medals. Her musical accomplishments have made her one of the most-awarded people ever to compete in these prestigious competitions.
Ivers and her ensemble have headlined at notable performing arts centers, guest starred with numerous symphonies, performed at major festivals worldwide, and have appeared on national and international television. Her most recent album, Scatter the Light, was originally released on March 13, 2020, at the start of the pandemic, and was re-released this year.
The Los Angeles Times has said of the artist, “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.”
Tickets for Eileen Ivers’ A Joyful Christmas cost $45, $35, and $30. To purchase tickets or for additional information about any of the productions in RVCCArts’ current season, contact the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Senior citizen, student, and group discounts are also available for most performances.
RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
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November 9, 2023