updated 24 August 2004
|Clive Carroll was
born on 8th April 1975 and has been immersed in a diverse range of music ever since. His
mother plays the button accordion and sings traditional Irish ballads: his father is an
accomplished bodhran player, banjo player and instrument maker. Putting his considerable
skill to use when Clive was little more than eighteen months old, his father made him his
first banjo. By the age of ten, Clive was performing regularly with his family band and as
a soloist. At the age of twelve, Clive took up the guitar. Only eleven years later, in the
summer of 1998, he achieved a 1st Class Honours degree in Classical Guitar &
Composition from Trinity College of Music, London. Throughout his musical career, Clive
has been awarded an array of prizes.
John Halford Prize for Composition
Clive is to be particularly admired for his excellence in a wide range of musical styles. A real 'all-rounder', he's performed as part of classical guitar ensembles while being involved with jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass and traditional Irish music. Clive is a highly regarded teacher in all of these areas, with many successful pupils to his credit.
Upon a joint recommendation from the Head of Strings and
his Course Director at Trinity, Clive recorded Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the
Trinity College Orchestra. He has also recorded extensively with Irish musicians and has
even enhanced popular music releases with his five-string banjo expertise!
For more information please go to Clive's own website.
PO Box 7, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9RY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1943 602203 Fax: +44 (0)1943 435472