Above photo by Edward Éamonn Knuff
Regarding Liz's recent 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

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Milwaukee Irish Fest, Pauline Conneely, Liz Carroll, Troy MacGillivray and Mick Conneely at Milwaukee Irish Fest Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
 —  — Liz teaches in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School! CelticMKE Center, Milwaukee, WI 53213 CelticMKE Center, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Baileys Harbor, WI: The 6th Annual Door County Nordic FiddleFest Björklunden Lodge, Baileys Harbor, WI Björklunden Lodge, Baileys Harbor, WI
 —  — Liz teaches in North Carolina - Celtic Week at The Swannanoa Gathering! Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC 28815-9000 Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC 28815-9000
 —  — Prince Edward Island, Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival Grounds, Souris, PE C0A 2B0 Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival Grounds, Souris, PE C0A 2B0
 —  — Liz teaches in Maine - Acadia Trad Festival! College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The String Sisters / Auditorium Mareel, Shetland ZE1 0WQ, UK Auditorium Mareel, Shetland ZE1 0WQ, UK
 —  — Liz Carroll at The Saint Louis Tionól  
Asheville, NC / Liz Carroll, John Doyle, and Billy McComiskey Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC 28801 Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC 28801
Milwaukee: Trian - Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey & Dáithí Sproule Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, Milwaukee Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, Milwaukee
Chicago: Trian - Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey & Dáithí Sproule Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
Mount Horeb, IL: Liz and Dáithí Sproule Mount Horeb Public Library, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Mount Horeb Public Library, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
 —  — Liz Carroll and Jimmy Keane: Big Muddy Folk Festival Boonville, Missouri Boonville, Missouri
Liz in concert with A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Liz in concert with A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Liz in concert with A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA
Liz in concert with A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn The Cabot Theatre, Beverly, MA The Cabot Theatre, Beverly, MA
Liz in concert with A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
 —  — Liz at the Annual Chris Langan Weekend Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario
57th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival Mandel Hall, Chicago, IL Mandel Hall, Chicago, IL

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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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Liz in art + words


Sometimes we receive poems, drawings and other art work that fans send Liz.  Liz is, of course, very humbled by these and we thought it'd be good to share some of what we receive.

And so, click here to read three poems written by fans of Liz.

Mimi Devens lives in California and hearing Liz's music reminds her of her Irish roots.

RoseAnn Pollum is a cousin on Liz's father's side, and she writes poetry constantly. Here are two examples that celebrate Liz playing the fiddle.  The first is at a family gathering many years ago, and the second is at a concert at Chicago's Cultural Center.

Thank you, RoseAnn and Mimi!

Where's Liz?

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