Fergal Carroll was born in Clonmel. He studied music at the Waterford Institute of Technology and in 2000 he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, with a Master of Music degree in composition. His teachers have included Eric Sweeney, Anthony Gilbert and Adam Gorb.
He has been commissioned by various organisations including RTÉ lyric fm, The Rescue (2007), the Association for Music in International Schools, A New Songs Measure (2009) and Warrington Borough Council, Winter Dances (2002). His music has been performed in significant venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, New York; the KKL, Lucerne; St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney and Ford Hall, Ithaca, New York.
Many of his works have been recorded commercially and are available on the Klavier, Mark Custom and Amos labels. Since 2005 Fergal Carroll has served as a band officer/conductor with the Irish Defence Forces and is currently based in Dublin as staff conductor of the Army No. 1 Band.