Also known as: née Edes, stage name was Ivy DARRELL
Died: 1988Special Achievements:
1910 - The youngest musician in the first concert party of The Association for the Advancement of the Blind, travelling with them for 18 years. Played in concert halls in 1913-1920s in Australia and New Zealand.
1980 - Recipient of The Premiers Award for life-time services to Music.Additional Information:
Musician, played 14 instruments, learnt 27 instruments, to include piano, saxophone, cornet and novelty xylophone composed of tea saucers and home made fiddle (one string).
1914-18 and 1939-45 - entertained the troops with music.
Document - "Eileen James -- Musician"
Story courtesy of Jean Krautz (Eileen James's daughter). Source: NPWHF collection.