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Chicago Fiddler Liz Carroll Returns to Irish Fest

Suzanne Plunkett

Fiddler Liz Carroll has won just about every musical accolade there is to be had. Her parents immigrated to Chicago from Ireland in the 1950s and Carroll began playing as a child.

She won the Senior All-Ireland Championship when she was 18, has recorded with almost every luminary in the Celtic music pantheon, was nominated for a Grammy award in the Irish traditional category – the first time for an American musician – and she’s played for the President of the United States.

This weekend, Carroll will grace the stage at Irish Fest, playing with a number of old friends. But she stopped by the Lake Effect studio first for a chat and some tunes:

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.