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Reviews for HALF DAY ROAD

The Half Day Road reviews begin their arrival!

Daniel Neely of The Irish Echo, March 18, 2019, “But the thing that’s most striking about this album is the sheer virtuosity of the musicianship.  Carroll plays with rare drive and sensitivity and has a partner in Charron who is well able to match her energy.  And there are some ear-popping moments that stand out above and beyond some already very impressive music.  I think, for example, of the quick cuts and the freedom she seems to have as she moves up the fingerboard on “The Bird” and the fire she wields in “Save the Ham” as she swoops in and out of the groove.  It’s just breathtaking.”

Who is Liz Carroll?

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Liz Carroll is an Irish fiddler, 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. Liz has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America, Trian, as the duo Liz Carroll & John Doyle, String Sisters, and now as a duo with guitarist and pianist Jake Charron. She is featured on fourteen albums and has appeared on many more, and her duet album with Jake Charron, Half Day Road, is to be released in February, 2019. Liz was born in Chicago of Irish parents, and still lives just outside her hometown.
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Liz Gigs

Previous events

Date Event Location
Chicago: Midwest Sing & Stomp Second Unitarian Church, Chicago, IL Second Unitarian Church, Chicago, IL
 —  — Trian: Liz, Dáithí and Billy at the Susquehanna Folk Festival Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
 —  — Liz teaches in North Carolina! Celtic Week, The Swannanoa Gathering Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
Irish Fest Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
 —  — The 46th Annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering Tippecanoe Battle Field Park, Battle Ground, IN Tippecanoe Battle Field Park, Battle Ground, IN
String Sisters: London Cecil Sharp House, London, England Cecil Sharp House, London, England
String Sisters: Edinburgh, Scotland The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
String Sisters: Inverness, Scotland Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland
String Sisters: Orkney Folk Festival Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney
String Sisters: Orkney Folk Festival Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney
String Sisters: Orkney Folk Festival Harray Hall, Orkney Harray Hall, Orkney
String Sisters: Orkney Folk Festival Holm Community Centre, Holm, Orkney Holm Community Centre, Holm, Orkney
String Sisters: Orkney Folk Festival Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney
Jimmy Keane: Reelin' in the Years - Liz and Pat Broaders are Guests! Chief O'Neill's Pub and restaurant, Chicago, IL Chief O'Neill's Pub and restaurant, Chicago, IL
 —  — Trian: Liz, Dáithí and Billy at the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest See the web site: www.baltimoreirisharts.com See the web site: www.baltimoreirisharts.com
St. Patrick's Day Austin: Liz with Guitarist Jeff Moore Pioneer Farms, Austin, TX Pioneer Farms, Austin, TX
Chicago: Liz Guests with The East Pointers Northeastern Illinois University's Recital Hall , Chicago, IL Northeastern Illinois University's Recital Hall , Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois / Liz, with Jake Charron and Nic Gareiss Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
East Lansing, Michigan / Liz, with Jake Charron and Nic Gareiss MSU Community Music School, East Lansing, MI MSU Community Music School, East Lansing, MI
Pennsylvania: Liz is the special guest of the Turtle Island Quartet Degenstein Center Theatre, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 Degenstein Center Theatre, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

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