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Eileen Laverty

Brief Bio

Known for delivering heart-rending ballads and her comfortable repartee, Eileen Laverty has performed across Canada and Ireland entertaining all ages with her upbeat messages, strong vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. She has toured with internationally renowned artists Mary Black, John McDermott, and Kenny Rogers.

Her track record also includes a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Roots Recording, several songwriting accolades, and numerous radio and television appearances. CBC has written, “Laverty’s charismatic attitude combined with her soulful sound has her ranked among the elite of Canadian Folk singers.”

To date, Eileen has released two independent CDs which continue to draw praise at home and abroad. Her music is featured in film and television programs, and appears on several compilation CDs celebrating Canadian Folk Music.

“Laverty’s songwriting shows a great deal of depth, and she has a fine sense of melody... It’s her pure, rich voice that is her calling card.” Dirty Linen Magazine.

Performance Highlights

Toured with:

  • Kenny Rogers, MTS Centre, Winnipeg; Casino Regina
  • Mary Black, Irish Tour
  • John McDermott, Canadian Tour
  • SK Centennial Tour with Tom Cochrane

Festivals

  • Mariposa Festival, ON
  • Ottawa Folk Festival, ON
  • The Dawson City Music Festival, YK
  • London Home County Festival, ON
  • Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, BC
  • Canmore Folk Festival, AB
  • Come By The Hills Festival, AB
  • Vancouver Island MusicFest, BC
  • The Islands Folk Festival, BC
  • Octoberfolk, ON
  • Ness Creek Music Festival, SK
  • Regina Folk Festival. SK
  • Regina Mid-Winter Celtic Festival, SK
  • Saskatchewan Festival of Words, SK
  • Saskatoon Fringe Festival, SK
  • Taste of Saskatchewan Festival, SK
  • Flatland Music Festival, SK
  • Saskatoon Word on the Street, SK

Clubs

  • Luneburg Folk Society, NS
  • Nickelodeon Music Club, AB
  • Northern Lights Folk Club, AB
  • The Rogue Folk Club, BC
  • Orillia Folk Society, ON
  • Victoria Folk Music Society, BC
  • Regina Guild of Folk Arts, SK
  • Medicine Hat Folk Music Club, AB
  • Uptown Folk Club, AB

Radio & Television Features

  • "Green Life: Learning to Live with the World" (six part documentary
    series, produced for SK broadcaster, SCN, "Green Life: Learning to Live with the World" is a six part documentary series) (theme music) (2009)
  • Stirred, Not Shaken • Saskatchewan Songwriters in Concert • CBC (2008)
  • Art InClined, with Heather Cline (Episode 11, 2007)(featured artist)
  • The Middle of Somewhere, with Sean Virgo (Episode 2, "Call of the Wild" 2007)(music featured)
  • Renegade Press, 2006 (music featured)
  • Madly Off in All Directions, with Lorne Elliot (2005)(featured performer)
  • Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest (Documentary, 2005) (music featured)
  • @Wood River Hall, with Connie Kaldor (2003)(featured performer)
  • CBC's Sounds Like Canada with Shelagh Rogers (2002) (featured songwriter)
  • Prairie Music Awards, televised on CBC Television and Much Music (2000)(featured performer and presenter)

Special Events

  • Featured Performer, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Pops Series
  • Jazz Composers' Workshop, Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake
  • Writing workshop with reknown poet, Glen Sorestad, U of S Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake
  • SOCAN's Songwriter Circle, WCMAs
  • Royal Canadian Legion 80th Anniversary Gala featuring John McDermott (Emceed/performed)
  • Guest performer, The Premier's Dinner
  • Featured performer, Saskatoon Symphony's Festival of New Music, under the direction of Mr. Earl Stafford
  • Co-hosted SOCAN Songwriting sessions at Prairie Music Week
  • Guest performer, Bluebird North Series, Songwriters'Association of Canada
 
 
© 2007 Eileen Laverty / RicassoLink.com