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Fergal Carroll

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Fergal Carroll


Fergal Carroll (b. 26 December 1969, Tipperary, Ireland) is an Irish composer.

He began playing the trumpet and piano. From 1993 to 1997, he studied music at the Waterford Institute of Technology, majoring in composition. He graduated with a first class honors degree and was awarded the 1997 Good Shepherd Arts Award. In 1998, he undertook an MA in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

His music has been performed in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Recent compositions includes Drumslade (2001), Biplane (2000) for symphony orchestra, and Winter Dances (2002).

In addition to his compositional work, Fergal Carroll teaches music at the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, and is active as a conductor throughout southeastern Ireland. He is also the conductor of the Irish Defense Forces Band in Dublin.

Works for Winds


  • Brock, Gordon R. "Song of Lir for Symphonic Wind Band." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 416-422. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Creasap, Susan. "Jubilo." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 370-390. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Heron, Mark. Fergal Caroll's Winter Dances: A Guide to Rehearsal and Performance Winds Magazine.