Friday, Dec. 7, 2007
Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers loves touring throughout the year, but there's something special about doing a Christmas concert.
"We love playing music live, and then you couple that with a really beautiful message in the music and a positive outlook on things, and it really makes for a really special month of touring," she says.
Ivers, the daughter of Irish-American immigrants, has been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by The New York Times, and the Boston Globe says she "rocks the house" everywhere she plays.This weekend, that includes the Lied Center, where she has a show on Saturday.
In this week's Pulse Podcast, Ivers talks about the role Christmas plays in celebrating the holiday and how she tries to expand the limits of the fiddle.
After that, find out what else is going on on the Lawrence scene this week in our weekly Best Bets feature.