When it comes to fiddling around, few can compete with Eileen Ivers, winner of nine All-Ireland fiddle championships. Ivers isn’t content with the usual jigs and reels, she’s renowned for her multicultural and genre-bending performances. She makes her fiddle sing unexpected songs. As my Irish friends would say, “Brilliant!” And Ivers is bringing her magic to Portland on Columbus Day Weekend.
Ivers and her band Immigrant Soul will be performing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra at the opening concert of this season’s PSA Pops! concert series, on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2:30. Tickets range from $20-$65 and are available through PortTIX at (207) 842-0800 or online. Or avoid the per-ticket handling fees and purchase in person at the box office, at 240 Myrtle Street.
Hmmm, this might just call for a pint of Guinness at Ri-Ra to celebrate!