Liz Carroll is an Irish fiddle player, composer and recording artist. She is the first Irish-American musician to be nominated for a Grammy, and the first American-born composer honored with the Cumadóir TG4, Ireland’s most significant traditional music prize. Carroll has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America, Trian, as the duo Liz Carroll & John Doyle and with String Sisters – whose new album, Between Wind and Water, was just released. She is featured on thirteen albums and has appeared on many more, and her next album arrives this fall. Carroll was born in Chicago of Irish parents, and still lives just outside her hometown.
Dáithí Sproule is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists and one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music. He is also a fine singer in English and Irish.
A member of the internationally renowned Irish band Altan, Sproule has performed and recorded with many great traditional Irish musicians, including Paddy O’Brien, Billy McComiskey, Tommy Peoples, the Kane Sisters and Dermy and Tara Diamond.
His original compositions have been recorded by the Bothy Band, Altan, Trian, Aoife Clancy, Loreena McKennitt, the RTE Concert Orchestra, 10,000 Maniacs and others.
Liz Carroll and Dáithí Sproule perform on Saturday July 7th at 6:30pm on Folk Stage.