TD Main Stage Sunday Night

Date: Sunday August 11th

Time: 9:55 PM - 10:45 PM

Sharon Shannon

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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 ground-breaking 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. However, 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 on main stage at perhaps the most well-known music festival on earth: Glastonbury. Her subsequent debut album was released worldwide and was to become the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland. She has entertained US Presidents Clinton at the White House and Obama in Dublin and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese on presidential visits to Poland and Australia respectively.…

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