Sharon Shannon

Londonderry/Derry, 08 Feb 2019

Contact Details

Newmarket Street, Derry, BT48 6EB

Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan.
Her 12 studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African, French Canadian.
The genre defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.
Sharon grew up in a rural community and was part of a family that all play musical instruments and traditional Irish music.
She has entertained US Presidents Clinton at the White House and Obama in Dublin and Irish Presidents Robinson and Mc Aleese on presidential visits to Poland and Australia respectively. She recently accompanied Irish president Michael D. Higgins on his official tour of China
Among the many awards she has received including Hot Press and Meteor Awards, she also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.
She received an IBAM Award in Chicago in 2015 for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’. Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.
Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies and she also played a cameo role in the Neil Jordan movie ‘Ondine’. She has worked on a stage production of JM Synges
She co wrote and produced an album with the High Kings in 2013. Currently working on a book on her life, she is also writing material for a new album to be released in 2017.

Opening times

8:00pm

Prices

£22.50 (ticket + development fee)