Liz Carroll

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Liz Carroll is an American musician of Irish descent. She was born in Chicago of Irish parents. In 1974 she won the All-Ireland under 18 fiddle championship. The next year she won the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Championship.

Liz's first recording was in 1978, a collaboration with Tommy Maguire called "Kiss Me Kate". She recorded her first solo album "A Friend Indeed" the following year, and recorded another solo album in 1988. In 1992 Carroll joined up with Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule to form Trian. The group recorded two albums. Liz received the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship Award in 1994. A third solo album, Lost in the Loop, was released in 2000. It received the Indie award for best Celtic/British Isles recording that year. In 2002, Liz recorded another solo album entitled 'Lake Effect', and most recently, 'In Play' and 'Double Play', with guitarist John Doyle.

In 2005, Liz recorded a live album and DVD with String Sisters titled Live, released in 2007.

Her recent CDs are on the Green Linnet and Compass Records labels. She appears in concert solo, as well as with John Doyle.

In 2010, Carroll became the first American-born traditional Irish musician to be nominated for a Grammy, when her recording with John Doyle Double Play on Compass Records was nominated in the "Best Traditional World Music Album" category. 200 Carroll compositions, recorded and unrecorded, were published in August 2010 as Collected: Original Irish Tunes.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 There Were Roses Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell & Jimmy Keane with Liz Carroll 2
1993 Liz Carroll Liz Carroll 1
1995 A Friend Indeed Liz Carroll 1
2000 Lost in the Loop Liz Carroll 1
2002 Lake Effect Liz Carroll 1
2005 In Play Liz Carroll & John Doyle 1
2009 Double Play Liz Carroll & John Doyle 1
2013 On the Offbeat Liz Carroll 1
Kiss Me Kate Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire 1

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