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Renowned fiddler Liz Carroll will hold her final concert on her Irish Tour in Kilkee on Sunday June 1st in Cultúrlann Sweeney. Accompanied by Seán Óg Graham, Trevor Hutchinson and Niamh Dunne, Liz is only playing seven Irish gigs as part of her tour which is taking place hot on the heels of the release of her most recent album, On the Offbeat.

The Grammy nominated traditional fiddle-player, Liz Carroll, a Chicago native, has teamed up with two of our most respected musicians guitarist Seán Óg Graham who plays with the band Beoga and Cookstown-born bass player, Trevor Hutchinson, known for his work with Lunasa and, previously, The Waterboys. Singer Niamh Dunne will also join the group.

Liz has had a remarkable century. Her 2009 recording with John Doyle, Double Play, was nominated for a 2010 Grammy, which made Liz the first American-born artist nominated for playing Irish music- ever! On St. Patrick's Day 2009, Liz travelled to Washington, D.C., to play for fellow Chicagoan, Barrack Obama, at the annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon. In 2005, Liz became a member of String Sisters a sextet of fiddlers from America, Ireland, Shetland and Norway. Their 2009 Live album was shortlisted for a Grammy. Liz's first duet album with John Doyle, In Play, caused Sing Out! Magazine's Rob Weir to claim "Liz Carroll's recordings induce joy and admiration that exhaust this reviewer's feeble descriptions"

Previous to that were two solo albums Lake Effect and Lost in the Loop which drew on Liz's homeplace of Chicago as the infulence for an extraordinary outpouring of new compositions. The 2000 Lost in the Loop album saw the Irish Echo proclaim Liz as the Traditional Musician of the Year. Liz has been awarded a National Heritage Award Fellowship as a "Master Traditional Artist who has contributed to the shaping of American artistic traditions and preserving the cultural diversity of the United States"

Liz Carroll is as comfortable sitting down to share a session in a backroom in Ireland as she is playing some of the concert stages of the world. A frequent and welome visitor here her original compositions sit easily beside her effortless mastery of traditional tunes.

Irish Music Magazine called On the Offbeat "One of the best albums of the decade so far".