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Eileen Ivers 

When: Sat., July 30, 7 p.m. 2016
Price: $22-$40

EILEEN IVERS

A New York City native, fiddler Eileen Ivers was born to Irish immigrants. Growing up, she spent her summers in Ireland, soaking up musical tradition—one of her early teachers was famed Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. After founding the all-female Irish folk band Cherish the Ladies in the eighties, she went solo in the following decade, working with The Chieftains, Afro Celt Sound System, and Black 47 along the way. Capable of both fleet-fingered fury and delicate melodic expression, Ivers has always pushed at the boundaries of Irish folk, and her latest album, Beyond the Bog Road, is no exception. It finds her blending her Irish roots with a broad cross section of traditional American styles, encompassing everything from Cajun music to bluegrass and straight-up Americana. Expect to have your preconceptions about Irish music challenged. Following Ivers's performance is a screening of Brooklyn, John Crowley's beautiful 2015 film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel, in which a young Irish immigrant navigates New York City in the 1950s. —Jim Allen

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, RALEIGH7 p.m., $22–$40, www.ncma.org

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