Sharon Shannon

    Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips….literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country.  Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres – Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.

    Sharon 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 Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alisson Krauss and Shane MacGowan – a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as talent.

    She has entertained US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese and more recently The Sultan of Brunei in Australia.  Sharon records and produces her albums at her own studios ‘Poets Corner’ outside Galway in Ireland.

    A prolific composer, Sharon is currently writing an album of traditional tunes for full Concert Orchestra arrangement.  The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country including Diamond Mountain Sessions, Live at Dolans and the phenomenal Steve Earle penned The Galway Girl with Irish rock singer Mundy which won a Meteor Award for most downloaded track two years in succession.  The album of the same name was No.1 in the Irish charts for 4 weeks and has now achieved quadruple platinum status in Ireland!  Meteor awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

    Sharon continues to tour globally and has several projects in the pipeline including an album of original orchestral compositions and a collaboration with various well known dance DJs.