About Liz

Liz Doherty, traditional Irish fiddle player and renowned teacher, imparts what is best about Irish music - sheer fun and joy! She brings to her playing an exuberant
energy that is rhythmical and powerful.

"Liz's style remains firmly on the Donegal/Scotland/Cape Breton axis. Yet within that style lie many diverse elements, crazy cross-cut bowing and delicate, almost
dainty, contrasts all underpinned by a masterly technique, an ideal illustration of just how powerful the fiddle is in the hands of a maestro."
(Pat Aherne, The Examiner)

Fiddle Player

Fiddle player, Liz Doherty, has been performing alongside Liz Carroll, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Catriona MacDonald, Annbjorg Lien, Liz Knowles and Emma Hardelin in the String Sisters since 2010.

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Liz has recently been appointed as Director of the new Acadamh Ceoil opening at Cultúrlann Uí Chanainn in Derry. She also runs a traditional music school – Scoil Trad Bhun Cranncha – with Jim Woods.

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Liz currently holds the post of Irish Traditional Music Lecturer at the School of Creative Arts and Technology at Ulster University in Derry. Liz graduated from University College Cork with a BMus in 1991.

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Trad Arts Consultant

Liz has worked and continues to work as a consultant and advisor within the traditional arts sector and has conducted various pieces of research for national and European bodies.

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