Evergreen began working as a Celtic music ensemble in 1999. Their music is strikingly original, blending Celtic music with Baroque, Latin, jazz, classical and Jewish Israeli melodies and rhythms. Embracing the Celtic spirit, along with their own personal beliefs and chosen way of life, has helped them to create the band’s special musical flavor and taken its members beyond time, form and style to create a sound that is uniquely their own.
To date, Evergreen has played in over 500 performances and musical projects throughout Israel, and participated in a variety of festivals, including: The Vocal Festival in Abu Ghosh; the Four Days in Ireland Festival; Jacob’s Ladder; the Spring Festival in Rishon le Tzion; Days of Music and Nature in Misgav; the Olive Days Festival; the Storytellers Festival in Givatayim; the Menta Festival for World Music at the Suzanne Dellal Center and more. In addition, Evergreen has appeared in numerous classical and chamber music series in Israel.
Over the years, Evergreen has appeared with many guest artists, including flautist Hagit Rosmarin; the Celtic harp player Sunita Staneslow; Israeli singer Hanan Yovel; Israeli lyricist, the late Ehud Manor; tenor singer Nimrod Grinboim; and several members of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra: principle flautist Eyal Ayin-Habar; pianist Milka Laks; cellist Yoram Halperin; and violinist Rima Kaminkowski. Special guest artists from Ireland who have appeared with Evergreen include: Shane Mitchell, the accordionist from the spectacular Irish troupe “Dervish,” and the renowned Celtic harpist Gráinne Hambly.