Fintan O’Carroll was born on 31st July 1922 in Wexford, and spent most of his life in Waterford. On completion of his secondary school studies Fintan took up a position as a Clerk in C.I.E., the national railway.
He won first prize in a traditional music competition, aged 12, playing violin, and went on to study violin at home, taking lessons as and when the opportunity arose. While working at C.I.E. Fintan undertook a correspondence course in Music from Trinity College, Dublin. His heart was in music, and he left C.I.E. in 1967 after 27 years service, whereupon he completed his degree at Trinity to gain his B.Mus. along with the Prout Prize for the most outstanding student of the year. All the time Fintan had taken a keen interest in… Go to person page >