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Dan Carollo

Dan Carollo

Folk / Celtic / Acoustic Bray, IE  IE
The New Policeman
The New Policeman
Eliot Grasso and Dan Promo
Eliot Grasso and Dan Promo
Live Audio Promo - Susan Burke and Dan Carollo
Live Audio Promo - Susan Burke and Dan Carollo
The West Highland Terrier Polka / The Barn Raising (copyright 2012 Dan Carollo)
The West Highland Terrier Polka / The Barn Raising (copyright 2012 Dan Carollo)
Sally Garens / Miss McLeods (live)
Sally Garens / Miss McLeods (live)


"Whirled Beat" 10-year-old boy drumming washing machine (original version)


  • Sun

    Mar 15

    Snohomish, WA, US | 2:00pm

    Eliot Grasso, Susan Burke and Dan Carollo at The Thumbnail Theater. Warm up for St. Patrick's Day with a celebration of all things green. Feel the lilt of jigs and reels from the land of great storytellers and characters. Tunes that reach from the 167th Century to the present, performed by a trio of seasoned, passionate players of Irish music - Eliot Grasso (pipes and flute), Dan Carollo (guitar), and Susan McCroskey Burke (fiddle). Special guests Richard Fynn and Dawn Madsen (vocals and Irish dance). This threesome brings brilliant nuances to Irish dance music, electrifying a blend of the tradition's cherished reels and jigs with cutting- edge sound of newly imagined and original tunes. Grasso, a uniquely acclaimed Uillean pipe, flute player, and guitarist Dan Carollo have for years recorded the finest in Irish music and are joined now with fiddler Susan McCroskey Burke. The sound is heart-lifting.

  • Sat

    Jan 24

    Bellevue, WA, US | 6:30pm

    Eliot Grasso, Dan Carollo, Susan Burke & the Tara Academy Irish Dancers

  • 2013

    Mar 23

    Bellevue, 98006, US | 7:00pm

    itional Irish music concert with world-renowned uilleann piper Eliot Grasso, guitarist Dan Carollo, and fiddle player Susan Burke, featuring lively Irish step-dance performances by the Grafton Street Academy. Sure to be a fun event for the entire family.

  • 2013

    Jan 13

    Bothell, 98011, US | 6:30pm

    An evening of traditional Irish music with Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes, flute), and Dan Carollo (guitar). Location: Susan Burke's House (Bothell, WA area. Please RSVP for address) Date/Time: Sunday, January 13th, 7pm-9pm Admission: $15 ($10 for high school and younger) To reserve your spot, please email susanmcburke@gmail.com You may also R.S.V.P. on this event page, but we can only take the first 40 responders -- so be sure to sign up soon! --------------------- More About the performers: Eliot Grasso: www.eliotgrasso.com Performer-scholar Eliot Grasso is an innovative researcher and teacher in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, and Irish traditional performance practice. Grasso has taught and performed in North American and Europe having appeared as a soloist for Piping Live! (2010), Glasgow’s international piping festival, and the William Kennedy International Piping Festival (2009) held in Armagh, Northern Ireland. In addition, Grasso has performed for the National Endowment for the Arts Awards, the National Heritage Awards, Island, the Washington Cathedral Art Symposium, The American Ireland Fund, the US-Ireland Business Summit, and has toured the British Isles with the Oregon Chorale under the direction of Bernd Kuehn. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center with Irish-American fiddler and National Heritage Fellow Liz Carroll, Constitution Hall with Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies Mick Moloney, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with The Chieftains, the Library of Congress with Cherish the Ladies, the National Building Museum, the National Geographic Concert Hall, and the home of the Irish Ambassador. Dan Carollo: www.celtograss.com Dan is a acoustic finger style guitarist who performs a blend of contemporary and traditional Irish/American tunes (primarily in DADGAD tuning). Bill Fisher of Victory Music Review writes: "Carollo is a wonderful guitarist whose style incorporates the techniques developed by many of today's finest folk and new age players while at the same time hewing to traditional fingerpicking and Celtic and American sources." In 2004, Dan was selected "Northwest Folk Artist of the Month" on KBCS 91.3. Music from his second CD release, "Miles From Dublin", as well as some original scoring was included an independent film "The Dark Horse". Dan's recent release of "Miles from Dublin" was recently added to the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Ireland and listed in the January/February 2007 issue of "The Journal of Music in Ireland". He just recently released a CD of acoustic guitar arrangements of hymns (both traditional and original) titled "The Communion of Saints", music from which was featured on BBC program "Britain's Lost Routes".

  • 2012

    Jul 13

    Bray, Co. Wicklow, IE | 8:00pm

    Musical trio Martin Nolan (uilleann pipes), Kevin O’Connor (fiddle) and Dan Carollo (guitar) bring their virtuoso musical skills for an evening of lively traditional Irish Music featuring Irish step dancing by The Claddagh Dancers. Martin Nolan’s uilleann piping has taken him throughout Europe and the UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, from the Lincoln Center for the Arts in New York to the national theatres of Ireland and England. Kevin O’ Connor has been a feature of the melting pot that is the Dublin Traditional Music scene for over ten years. He has performed previously with piper Martin Nolan as well as world-renowned guitarist Tony McManus. Seattle guitarist Dan Carollo also brings his skilled finger-style and unique rhythm accompaniment style. He has performed previously with musicians both in America and in Ireland, including Eliot Grasso, Gavin Whelan, MacDara O’Conaola, Susan Burke, and Randal Bays.


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Sounds Like: Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Phil Keaggy, Pierre Bensusan, John Doyle

Label: CeltoGrass

Bio: Dan Carollo has been playing acoustic guitar since 1980 -- taking lessons first from Ben Smith (brother of legendary Johnny Smith, whom Dan delivered the daily newspaper to). Dan plays mainly in DADGAD tuning, with influences by such notables as Pierre Bensusan, Randal Bays, Daithi Sproule and Ma...See Full Bio

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“Dan's new album [The Communion of Saints] is Excellent. From Celtic to Ethereal. Very good playing style with a mixture of rhythms and melody lines. This CD is very easy to listen to, Easy to drift away and immerse yourself in the sound of the guitar( and a tiny splash of piano). Well played and well recorded. Sit back, look out the window and watch the world go by as the tunes conjure up images of rural and oceanic themes. This CD will sit comfortably in a Guitars lovers collection. Five Stars There”

— Peter Miller, Australian guitarist, CD Baby Review

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