She is a violinist born in Kentucky whose mother was a
bagpipe player and grandmother also a violinist.She specialises in Celtic fiddle playing and has worked
with artists such as the Sirius String Quartet, the Cincinnati Pops
Orchestra, the Ensemble Galilei, Steve Reich, Paula Cole and the Riverdance
ensemble.Married to the
uilleann pipe player Kieran O;Hare, she has appeared on the soundtrack of Michael
Collins and as a soloist she has released the album The Celtic
Fiddle of Liz Knowles.