Lake Effect

All-Ireland fiddle champion and National Heritage Award winner Liz Carroll is considered one of the world’s leading Celtic fiddlers and composers. She has performed with artists ranging from violinist Yehudi Menuhin to rock musician Don Henley. She was named 2001’s "Traditional Artist of the Year" by the Irish Echo while her album Lost in the Loop was voted "Celtic Album of the Year" by the Association for Independent Music (AFIM).

Born and raised in Chicago to Irish-born parents, Liz has become internationally recognized for her dazzling style and original tunes, many of which have entered the traditional repertoire here and abroad. Lake Effect is Carroll’s latest tour de force, and includes performances with former Solás guitarist John Doyle, Galway’s legendary accordion player Máirtín O’Connor, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. The album’s thirteen tracks include tunes almost entirely penned by Liz, who also shared the production responsibilities with John Doyle. A stunning follow up to her last work, Lake Effect will surely take the Celtic music world by storm.


"A Chicago rhapsody...elegant and elegiac...Carroll makes music that shimmers like the ’blue burst of lake’ she quotes from Chicago poet Carl Sandburg." - The Irish Echo

"Carroll is a stunning fiddler...she plays with a rare combination of tonal purity and aggressive bowing technique..." - The San Francisco Irish Herald

"Perfection!" - Chicago’s Irish American News

"Astounding!" - Hot Press, Ireland

Lake Effect

Liz Carroll

MP3/320 $10.00
CD $15.00

Track Listing

The Rock Reel/The Morning Dew/Reeling On The Box Reels Buy
Anlon McKinney/Mind The Dresser Buy
The Ghost/The Hatchlings/The Long Bow Buy
The Jump Ball/Whipple Hill/How We Spent The Christmas Reels Buy
Catherine Kelly's/Lake Effect Buy
The Ornery Upright/Sass Is Back Reels Buy
Spinning Out Of The Turn/Tom And Martin Buy
A Day And An Age Buy
The Tractor Driver/A Tune For The Girls Buy
Oh, Bedad!/For The Love Of Music Buy
The Blue Friesian/Dancing On A Sixpence Buy
Hanley's House Of Happiness Buy
The Potato On The Door/Mary And The Tea Bag/Perpetual Check Buy