Liz Carroll Music: More Music: Irish fiddlerWhen: 05/20/11 @ 7:30pmCost: $15Call: 924-4000Web: www.folklorevillage.orgMore Information: Irish Fiddler Liz Carroll and Surprise Guest World renowed Irish Fiddler Liz Carroll and guest will perform a stunning concert. Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm Folklore Village, 3210 County BB, Dodgeville, WI $15 General Admission (608) 924-4000, www.folklorevillage.org
Liz Carroll & Daithi Sproule Music: More Music: IrishWhen: 03/31/11 @ 7:30pmCost: $15Call: 251-1072Web: www.celticmadison.orgMore Information: Irish Fiddler Carroll Honored with Prestigious Award, Performs in Madison Traditional Irish fiddle master and composer Liz Carroll has been honored with the Gradam Ceoil Traditional Composer of the Year Award by TG4, Ireland's Irish language television station. Carroll is the first non-Irish composer to receive this honor in the award’s history. The award will be presented on Saturday, April 2, in Ireland. Just prior to travelling to Ireland to receive the award, Carroll will be performing in Madison on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Concert Hall on the UW-Madison campus. Her appearance in Madison is in conjunction with the American Conference on Irish Studies, March 30 – April 2, hosted by the UW-Madison Celtic Studies Program. The concert is co-sponsored by the Celtic Music Association of Madison and is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15 ($10 seniors/students). Liz Carroll is one of the masters of traditional Irish music. A recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carroll has honored the tradition by mastering the time-honored fiddle tunes of Irish musicians from both the U.S. and abroad, as well as recording her own compositions. Since she was 18, when she astounded the Celtic music world by winning the Senior All-Ireland Championship, Liz Carroll has been amazing audiences around the globe. Her recordings and appearances on concert stages, television and radio have established Liz as one of traditional music’s sought after performers. Her 1988 solo album, “Liz Carroll,” was chosen as a select record of American folk music by the United States Library of Congress. Her 2000 album, “Lost in the Loop” garnered an Indie Award, as well as the award for Traditional Performer of the Year. In 2010, “Double Play,” Carroll’s duet album with John Doyle was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album. Carroll’s first book of compositions, Collections, was published in September 2010. In this Madison performance, Carroll will be joined by Dáithí Sproule, one of Irish music's most respected guitarists and singers in English and Irish. Dáithí has performed and recorded with two highly influential traditional music trios, Bowhand and Trian, and continues to tour and record with the Irish supergroup Altan. Sproule is also a sought-after teacher and lecturer in subjects ranging from guitar styles and song accompaniment to Irish traditional music, language and literature, and has published articles on early Irish history, mythology and poetry, as well as a volume of short stories in the Irish language. He is a 2009 Bush Artist Fellow, awarded by the Archibald Bush Foundation. For more information on Liz Carroll, see www.lizcarroll.com/fr_home.cfm For more information on the American Conference for Irish Studies, see www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/irishstudiesconference/index.html
Liz Carroll & Jake Charron in Concert The 8th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival presents Grammy nominated fiddler and composer, Liz Carroll, in concert with Jake Charron, one of Canada's finest accompanists for fiddle music.
Bio: Liz Carroll has had a remarkable century. Liz’s 2009 recording with John Doyle, Double Play, was nominated for a 2010 Grammy. That made Liz the first American-born artist nominated for playing Irish music – ever! On St. Patrick’s Day 2009, Liz traveled to Washington, D.C., to play for fellow Chic...See Full Bio