On this tour, Liz & John are only playing one gig in Ireland (at the Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Co Cork on Sunday May 8th), as they are concentrating on Scotland and northern England. More details here >>> http://www.lizcarroll.com/fr_home.cfm
Liz Carroll – Traditional Composer of the Year award.
“I can remember that this felt very special, different from learning a tune, varying one or hearing one for the first time,” she writes. “I had a melody that had come to me, and it didn’t exist anywhere else. I was at once the first person to hear it, to vary it, to learn it and ultimately to perform it. I can’t tell you how exciting that was.”
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – Traditional Singer of the Year
“I loved the way sean-nós wasn’t this precious artefact. It was a living, breathing part of a very vibrant culture. You weren’t singing in Irish for the Irish language’s sake. I never felt that I was a ‘sean-nós singer’, I’ve always just felt that I am ‘a singer’. It’s simply the music that I grew up with, that’s closest to my heart. I’m not from 100 years ago, and I’m not going to pretend to be, but obviously sean-nós has been the foundation for me.”
Gradam Saoil/Lifetime Achievement Award: Ben Lennon
Gradam na gCeoltóirí/ Musicians’ Award: Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Ceoltóir Óg/Young Traditional Musician of the Year: Pádraig Keane
Gradam TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year: Noel Hill
From the Irish Times >>>
The scores of Liz Carroll’s original compositions collected in book form, “what Irish music fans have been clamoring for – for years”, as the publicity material truthfully states is now available to purchase via Liz’s website HERE >>> .
Just published by Liz, with launches at major music festivals throughout 2010 and 2011, 185 tunes are in “Collected,” many of which have been recorded by Liz on her solo albums, and on her recordings with John Doyle, Trian, Cherish the Ladies, and by other artists including Solas, Dervish and Sharon Shannon, and played in sessions wherever Liz’s influence is felt.
You can purchase many of her CDs here >>>