Irish Balladeer Paul Carroll to perform at Sarasota County Libraries
SARASOTA COUNTY – In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Balladeer Paul Carroll will perform a series of special concerts at Sarasota County Libraries in March.
A native of Dublin, Carroll grew up during the ballad boom of the 1960’s when the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups. During the 1970’s, Carroll was a founding member of the Celtic band “Poteen”, that served as Australia’s premier Celtic band at the time. They shared the stage with such Irish musical icons as Eric Bogle, The Dubliners, The Fureys and Boys of Lough.
Carroll has called New Hampshire home for nearly 25 years and has recently performed at locations throughout Florida and other parts of the United States. Now the talented Irish Balladeer is coming to Sarasota County.
Carroll’s scheduled performances include:
- Elsie Quirk Public Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, Monday, March 2, 2 p.m.
- Gulf Gate Public Library, 332 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, Tuesday, March 3, 2 p.m.
- North Port Public Library, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port, Wednesday, March 4, 6 p.m.
- Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, Friday, March 6, 11 a.m.
Pre-registration is required for the North Port Library and Jacaranda Library performances. For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net/LibrarySystem.