Promoting Irish-American Culture
and Preserving Local Histories
Through Year-Round Programs

Thank you for another great Irish-American Crossroads Festival!


Eileen Ivers and her band created an electrifying night opening the Festival.

Connecting Celtic Roots

From Irish Traditional to American Roots Music with Eileen Ivers & Band

Eileen Ivers Band

Friday, March 4, 2016 @ 8pm

Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA

“The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin” – New York Times

A Grammy award-winning artist, Ivers “suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle” (Washington Post) while illuminating the influences of the Celtic tradition on roots music, bluegrass, Cajun, Appalachian and American country music traditions. Do not miss this event of the St. Patrick’s Day season!

Ivers is the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Beyond the Bog Road, her forthcoming album, captures music, songs, stories, and the spirit of the dance to celebrate the journey of the Irish immigrant, the impact of the Irish on America, and America’s impact on them.

“Her playing is tradition-rich yet adventurous, spiced with world, jazz and pop,” says The Boston Globe. A former member of Cherish the Ladies, Ivers was also the musical star of Riverdance (composed by Bill Whelan). She has also performed with Sting, Patti Smith, Hall & Oates, and symphonies, as well as for presidents and royalty, worldwide.

Also featured Whelan-Kennelly Academy of Irish Dance.

 

Take a listen to the lead track called “Walk On” from Eileen’s album “Beyond The Bog Road”.  This album will be released on March 4th at our show in San Rafael!

 

Listen to Eileen Ivers’ description of the concert and invitation to join us on March 4th!

 

See Eileen Ivers perform a fiery version of the National Anthem at the Golden State Warriors “Irish Heritage Night”, January 27, 2016.  (Watch for the “surprise” at :48 seconds!)

 


 Rediscovering Irish-America.

Irish-Americans possess a rich and diverse history that has greatly influenced the cultural, political, and creative landscapes of the United States and beyond. Irish-American Crossroads recognizes this and is committed to revealing the often hidden histories of the Irish-American experience. Our programs promote Irish-American culture and heritage with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Irish-American Crossroads produces programs year-round. The 13th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival starts in March 2016. See the lineup for this year’s Festival. The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive invites Irish & Irish-American men and women to contribute their stories to the first-ever oral history archive. The recently launched Crossroads Salon meets regularly. More information on our programs can be found below.


ANNUAL FESTIVAL

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in the SF Bay Area. Information about the Festival.

ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

Irish-American Crossroads aims to produce a comprehensive archive of the life stories of the Irish in the SF Bay Area. Hear samplings from the archive.

LITERARY SALON

The Crossroads Salon is a forum to highlight and explore the work of local writers and artists who either have Irish or Irish-American heritages or are interested in exploring Irish-American themes.

 

Irish American Crossroads Mark

Crossroads was founded to promote the discovery and understanding of the Irish experience in the Americas, and to ensure that the richness of the arts, culture, history, and traditions of this heritage are both held in high esteem and preserved for generations to come.