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
Letterkenny Trad Week / Liz as part of String Sisters An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Celtic Connections: Liz as part of String Sisters Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Gateshead, United Kingdom: Liz as part of String Sisters Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Washington, DC: Liz is the special guest of the Turtle Island Quartet National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565
Wisconsin: Liz is the special guest of the Turtle Island Quartet Brodbeck Concert Hall, Platteville, WI Brodbeck Concert Hall, Platteville, WI
 —  — Liz teaches in Tennessee - Irish Music Weekend! Fiddle & Pick / The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee, Pegram, TN Fiddle & Pick / The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee, Pegram, TN
 —  — Liz teaches in Texas - O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat! Camp Hoblitzelle, Midlothian, TX 76065 Camp Hoblitzelle, Midlothian, TX 76065
 —  — Liz and Jake Charron - Montreal's La Grande Rencontre 2017 and 5th Conference Trad Montreal Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic, Montréal, Qc H3L 2E5 Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic, Montréal, Qc H3L 2E5
Randolph, Vermont, New World Festival All-weather tents on Main Street, and in Bethany Church, Randolph, Vermont All-weather tents on Main Street, and in Bethany Church, Randolph, Vermont
 —  — Peoria Irish Fest, Pauline Conneely, Liz Carroll, Troy MacGillivray and Mick Conneely: Here Meets There Peoria Riverfront , Peoria, IL Peoria Riverfront , Peoria, IL
Chicago, Pauline Conneely, Liz Carroll, Mick Conneely, and Troy MacGillivray: Here Meets There Chief O’Neill’s, Chicago Chief O’Neill’s, Chicago
 —  — 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

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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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