Carol Isaacs


Carol Isaacs is a keyboard player & accordionist in the pop and world music fields, recording and touring worldwide with many international artists including Sinéad O’Connor (Ireland), Indigo Girls (US), Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq), Phongsit Khampee (Thailand). 

Also known as The Surreal McCoy, an award-winning cartoonist (published in the New Yorker, Private Eye, Spectator), Carol drew The Wolf of Baghdad graphic memoir based on her own fam-ily’s recollections and then turned it into a motion comic with music, playing Arabic accordion on the soundtrack. Her children’s picture book Samira’s Stars (also set in Baghdad) won the UK Jew-ish Children’s Book Awards in 2021. UK Jewish Film awarded Carol funding to make a short docu-mentary Growing Up Mizrahi, a motion comic with music, for this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival