Born in Chicago of Irish parents, Liz Carroll is a junior and senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion who has toured as a solo artist and with a long list of notable musicians in the Irish music world. Liz wowed NWF audiences in 2014 and she’s eager to return. Her warmth, sense of humor and delightful stage presence are surpassed only by her terrific fiddling. Fans will have a chance to see her perform in Chandler, Bethany Church and in the Sessions Tent, and will hear for themselves just why she is the recipient of so many stellar accolades.
“She may write and play beautifully about such eclectic topics as fishing, bar hopping, and yellow pantsuits. She may dream of fiddle heaven, fighting with grapefruits, and putting tinsel on the tree. Carroll’s fiddle transcends our verbal descriptions of ordinary visions and daily delusions into something more magical by asking us to notice the beauty of it all through her music.” – Steve Horowitz, PopMatters
This year’s New World Festival launches our third decade of bringing the best in Celtic and French Canadian music and dance to the region!
Early in the Festival’s history, Robert Resnik, host of Vermont Public Radio’s “All the Traditions”, recognized elements that have contributed to our success.
“A classic example of a small festival! Top-notch music, one-of-a-kind stages, delicious food, appreciative audiences, smiling people … the positive adjectives can go on and on.”
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce recognizes the excellence of what we do and once again has designated the New World Festival as a Top Ten Fall Event.
Planning for another great festival is in the works, with new up-and-coming bands, old favorites, and another pub sing. We’re even stretching the musical boundaries a bit in recognition of the many ways Celtic music has influenced traditional music from other regions, such as Appalachia.
We hope you’ll join us! If you haven’t experienced the Festival yet, we encourage you to give it a try. We think you’ll echo the sentiments of a new patron at last year’s festival –
“Why, oh why didn’t I get myself to the NWF years ago???”