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Irish Music Makers

On her latest album, Scatter the Light (Musical Bridge Records, March 13, 2020), Ivers puts heart over head and brings together a gorgeous array of tracks inspired by everything from meditations on family, faith, gratitude, and loss to calls-of-action for living in the moment, taking chances, and finding the strength to survive sexual assault. Comprised of eleven airs, jigs, reels, instrumentals and songs, all but two of the album’s tracks are original compositions.

The record, co-produced and engineered by husband and collaborator Brian Mulligan, follows on the back of Ivers’s previously celebrated record Beyond the Bog Road, an album that was, from an intellectual and musical standpoint, very ethnologically-driven in its showcasing of Irish music’s journey through North America integrating with blues, roots, and Americana to create one of the richest cross-fertilizations of folk music styles in the world.