Folk Bands and Artists
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.
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.
Her career took a massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys. Her first show with that band, to an audience of 50,000, was the on main stage at Glastonbury. Her subsequent debut album was released worldwide and was to become the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland.
Currently working on a book on her life, she is also writing material for a new album to be released in 2017. This will be her first studio album in four years although she has recorded with many artistes in the intervening years.
On her European tour, Sharon will be joined by Jim Murray, acoustic guitar/ Sean Regan fiddle vocals and percussion and Alan Connor piano, electric guitar, percussion and vocals.