Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Eileen’s family emigrated to Canada when she was six and, while she calls herself a Prairie girl, her Irish roots run deep. With the heart of a storyteller and a poet, her deeply intimate and stirring music will leave you with a sense of hope. Over the past two decades, Laverty has entertained audiences of all ages, as a solo performer and with her band. A look at the acts she has supported will underscore her universal appeal: the late Kenny Rogers, Tom Cochrane, Mary Black, John McDermott, and Ian Tyson. Eileen’s track record includes several songwriting accolades and numerous radio and television appearances, and she is a frequent guest of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Eileen is also a dedicated teacher and coach, and a lifelong fan of The Beautiful Game--still playing when her schedule permits. She loves the outdoors. and many of her songs were composed in and around the northern forests and rivers of Saskatchewan. She lives in Saskatoon.