Liz Carroll

Above photo by Edward Éamonn Knuff
Regarding Liz's concert appearance at the 2016 Orkney Folk Festival:
"Next up was that most unassuming of legends, Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll... Nimbly accompanied by guitarist Sean Óg Graham, she enriched her material with such a wealth of ornamentation, harmonic colour, expressive nuance and rhythmic sensitivity as to sound like two or three fiddlers at work."
Sue Wilson, The Scotsman, May 30, 2016

Liz Gigs

Previous events

Date Event Location
Liz is a guest at Peter Ostroushko’s Harvesting the Music Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, MN
iBAM! Irish Books, Arts, Music Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois
 —  — Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival Iron Post, Urbana, Illinois Iron Post, Urbana, Illinois
 —  — Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center , Urbana, Illinois Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center , Urbana, Illinois
 —  — O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center, Midlothian, TX Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center, Midlothian, TX
 —  — Dublin Irish Festival Coffman Park, Dublin, Ohio Coffman Park, Dublin, Ohio
 —  — Liz teaches at Boxwood Canada Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Liz & Dáithí Sproule at Festival des Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs Lourouer Saint-Laurent (36400-Indre) 8 km from Saint-Chartier towards La Chatre Lourouer Saint-Laurent (36400-Indre) 8 km from Saint-Chartier towards La Chatre
Liz at The Master Hands Project: NEA National Heritage Award Winners Concert McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
 —  — Teaching Camp / The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Celtic Music Day at Taste of Chicago - Liz with John Doyle + John Williams Grant Park, Chicago, IL Grant Park, Chicago, IL
 —  — Festival of Small Halls - Liz with Jake Charron Prince Edward Island Canada , Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Canada , Prince Edward Island
Liz and pianist John Shine at Chicago Gaelic Park's Irish Fest Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, Illinois Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, Illinois
Liz & Dáithí Sproule in Asheville, NC Diana Wortham Theatre , Asheville, NC Diana Wortham Theatre , Asheville, NC
Liz and Dennis Cahill and Jackie Moran in Dodgeville, WI Folklore Village's Farwell Hall , Dodgeville, WI Folklore Village's Farwell Hall , Dodgeville, WI
Liz and John Doyle in Baltimore, Cork Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Co. Cork Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Co. Cork
Liz and John Doyle in Peebles Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
Liz and John Doyle in Stirling, Scotland The Tolbooth, Stirling The Tolbooth, Stirling
Liz and John Doyle in Isle of Lewis An Lanntair, Stornoway Isle of Lewis An Lanntair, Stornoway Isle of Lewis
Liz and John Doyle in Inverness, Scotland One Touch Theatre at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness One Touch Theatre at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

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Here are a couple of recent stories and interviews regarding Liz - enjoy!
  • Liz is a National Heritage Fellow, don't you know, and she's featured in a podcast (Type "Liz Carroll" into the Search Podcasts text box) that's available on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) web site.  It's about a 40-minute discussion with host Josephine Reed in which Liz talk about what makes Irish music Irish - and she plays, too.
  • Lilli Kuzma, of WDCB radio in the Chicago area, wrote this article for the Chicago Sun-Times, "Mundelein fiddler Liz Carroll headlines all-Irish show.
  • And here's an article by Walter Tunis of the Lexington Herald-Leader, "Fiddler Liz Carroll doesn't hide her exhuberance for Irish music."

photo by Suzanne Plunkett

Who's Liz?
Liz Carroll was born in Chicago of Irish parents. She's a junior and senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, and has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America, Trian, String Sisters, and as part of the duo Liz Carroll & John Doyle. She's featured on eleven albums and has appeared on many more. Liz is a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship Award (1994). In 2010 she became the first Irish-American musician nominated for a Grammy. In 2011 she became the first American-born composer honored with the Cumadóir TG4, Ireland's most significant traditional music prize.

A March 9, 2015, Chicago Tribune interview is here - Liz talks about her life in Irish music.

Liz uses Obligato Violin Strings!

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