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November 20, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eileen Ivers is a certified champion of traditional Irish fiddle playing, adept in every aspect of the music. She can play a stirring set of reels or a plaintive ballad with the best. But when Ivers steps on stage holding "Wild Blue," her eye- catching, electric-indigo instrument, the slim, dark-haired fiddler could just as easily pass for a rock star.
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December 22, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Eileen Ivers' "Celtic Christmas" show Monday at Walt Disney Concert Hall advertised a full evening of Irish holiday entertainment, from traditional tunes and singalongs to carols, poetry, storytelling and step dancing. For the most part, each of those elements was present, if, in some cases, only minimally. The program by Ivers' six-piece ensemble, Immigrant Soul, included plenty of spirited jigs and reels, a pair of traditional Christmas songs and a sprinkling of original tunes.
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February 27, 1999 | DON HECKMAN
*** The Chieftains, "Tears of Stone," RCA Victor. It took three years to put together the star-studded array of female guest artists for this exquisite album, and it was worth every minute of effort. The cast alone is extraordinary--including Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loreena McKennitt, Joan Osborne and Diana Krall.
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February 27, 1999 | DON HECKMAN
*** The Chieftains, "Tears of Stone," RCA Victor. It took three years to put together the star-studded array of female guest artists for this exquisite album, and it was worth every minute of effort. The cast alone is extraordinary--including Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loreena McKennitt, Joan Osborne and Diana Krall.
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December 22, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Eileen Ivers' "Celtic Christmas" show Monday at Walt Disney Concert Hall advertised a full evening of Irish holiday entertainment, from traditional tunes and singalongs to carols, poetry, storytelling and step dancing. For the most part, each of those elements was present, if, in some cases, only minimally. The program by Ivers' six-piece ensemble, Immigrant Soul, included plenty of spirited jigs and reels, a pair of traditional Christmas songs and a sprinkling of original tunes.
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October 12, 2000
The charismatic Irish American fiddler Eileen Ivers, perhaps best-known for her work with the hit Irish musical "Riverdance," will bring her band to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Friday. Her work with groups such as Hall & Oates and the Celtic/hip-hop/rap group Paddy A Go Go, and on her own albums, "Wild Blue" (Green Linnet) and "Crossing the Bridge" (Sony Classical), has often found her in the midst of a caldron of instrumentation. * Eileen Ivers, Friday, 8 p.m.
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April 21, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS
Country singer Randy Travis, the Count Basie Orchestra and Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers join the Pacific Symphony as part of the orchestra's eclectic 2001-02 pops concert series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Other guests for the seven pairs of pops performances are the Manhattan Transfer, pop film composer and singer Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway singer Bernadette Peters and song-and-dance man Tommy Tune. Travis opens the series Oct. 5-6, followed by Manhattan Transfer (Nov.
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November 21, 1987 | DON HECKMAN
An evening spent with Cherish the Ladies--a nine-woman ensemble of traditional Irish musicians and dancers--somehow doesn't feel quite right in the sterile confines of a concert hall. Better to be surrounded by friends and neighbors, perhaps lifting a glass of stout, tapping the feet and shedding a Republican tear or two.
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November 20, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eileen Ivers is a certified champion of traditional Irish fiddle playing, adept in every aspect of the music. She can play a stirring set of reels or a plaintive ballad with the best. But when Ivers steps on stage holding "Wild Blue," her eye- catching, electric-indigo instrument, the slim, dark-haired fiddler could just as easily pass for a rock star.
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August 22, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN
** 1/2 VARIOUS ARTISTS "Back to Titanic" Sony Classical / Sony Music Soundtrax This hodgepodge of audio flotsam coming in the wake of the runaway success of both the "Titanic" film and soundtrack album contains some effectively sentimental passages but overall merely treads water. The vast majority of the collection's nearly 80 minutes is relentlessly melancholy and sorrowful.
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October 16, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eileen Ivers is best known as the fiery violinist with the hit show "Riverdance." Her most impressive accomplishment, however, is the manner in which she has begun to transform Irish music, adding elements that have brought it well beyond its traditional roots.
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