03 Apr Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon is heading to Essex
Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon is heading to Essex!
Shannon is set to wow audiences in Colchester as part of a UK tour later this year.
Joined by her band, Jim Murray acoustic guitar, Jack Maher electric guitar, vocals and Sean Regan, fiddle, percussion and beatbox, Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth.
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.
Shannon’s Essex Perfomance:
09/09/2019 Colchester, Arts Centre