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

Liz has recently performed at the National Folk Festival as part of Fintan Vallely's production, 'Companach - the History of Irish Music.' 

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Teacher

Liz is a highly sought-after fiddle teacher at workshops and music camps internationally and offers online tuition through fiddleclinic.ie

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Academic/Researcher

Winner of ULster Universty Students' Union 'Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award' (2017). Liz currently holds the post of Irish Traditional Music Lecturer at the School of  Arts and Humanities 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. She has recently been appointed to the Expert Advisory Committee of Culture Ireland.

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