Liz Carroll is a recording artist, composer, and fiddler from Ireland. Her Grammy nomination was the first for an Irish-American artist, and she was the first American to win Ireland’s highest traditional music honor, the Cumadóir TG4.
Liz Carroll’s Age, Bio, Wik, Family & Education
Liz Carroll was born on 19th September, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States under the sun sign Virgo and was raised on Chicago’s south side. She is currently 66 years old.
Liz’s parents came from Ireland as immigrants: her father, Kevin, came from Brocca in County Offaly, and her mother, Eileen, came from Ballyhahill in West Limerick. Carol has musical roots as both her maternal grandfather and father performed on the violin and button accordion, respectively.
During her time at Visitation Catholic School, she studied classical music with nuns. Furthermore, she received a degree in social psychology from DePaul University.
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Who is Liz Carroll’s Husband?
Carroll has been married to Charles Lacey, a former blues guitarist, for 36 years and they live in Mundelein. Patrick, 35, and Alison, 33, are their two children.
Liz Carroll Net Worth
Liz Carroll has a net worth of $1.5 million, according to several online outlets. She is one of the wealthiest fiddlers in the United States, with a net worth of over $1.5 million. Her wealth has experienced significant growth as a result of her successful music career.
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What is Her Profession?
Her performances have included solo shows, with Trian, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, String Sisters, and along with guitarist and pianist Jake Charron in a duo. Her work has been featured on fourteen albums, and she has also collaborated on a number of others. She released her duet album, “Half Day Road”, with Jake Charron in February 2019.
She was influenced by several fiddlers, pianists, and musicians including Joe Cooley, Eleanor Neary, Sean mcGuire ,and Joe Shannon.
Acknowledgements & Awards
Liz Carroll is regarded as one of the best contemporary Irish fiddlers. The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded her a National Heritage Fellowship. Additionally, Carroll and her partner, Irish guitarist John Doyle, were nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010. Carroll won the All-Ireland under 18 fiddle championship at the 1974 Fleadh Cheoil, an Irish music competition. At age 18, she won the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Championship in 1975. It was the same year Carroll won the senior duet championship with Chicago pianist Jimmy Keane, which cemented Carroll’s reputation as one of the most talented fiddlers of all time.
Carroll said in a 2015 interview that she was most proud of both the composer’s award in 2011 and the Grammy nomination in 2010.
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