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All Things Irish: An Interview with Julie Fitzgerald

On November 14, 2017, I had the honor and privilege of having a phone interview with the highly talented Julie Fitzgerald from the Ottawa Valley music group, The Fitzgeralds. Composed of siblings–two sisters, and a brother, the trio use their award-winning skills to entertain their audiences through traditional tunes, original compositions, and step dancing. My interview with Julie featured their debut album, The Fitzgeralds. If you’ve never heard of this amazing group, I urge you to take a listen to the phone interview and check out their website for more information: http://www.thefitzgeralds.net/.
-Anita Lock

All Things Irish: Interviews with Eileen Ivers and Joanie Madden

Anita Lock, WOBC community member and host of All Things Irish, shares  interviews with recorded with Eileen Ivers and Joanie Madden from Cherish the Ladies.


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Eileen Ivers:

It has been said that Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Indeed, the Grammy-awarded, Emmy-nominated guest has starred with over 40 orchestras, was the original Musical Star of Riverdance, and has played alongside notables, such as Sting, Hall and Oates, and The Chieftains—just to name a few. The founding member of Cherish the Ladies, Ivers musical talent can be found in movie soundtracks such as Gangs of New York and Titanic. She has performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide. As Ivers’ list of accomplishments can go on and on, one thing is sure that she has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. As The Washington Post states, “She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.”

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