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Sharon Shannon

IRELAND


The world renowned Irish folk musician and accordion-virtuoso Sharon Shannon is going to visit festival Keltska noc 2019 – Plumlov as her very first performance in the Czech Republic. Sharon Shannon is best known for his outstanding accordion play and his amazing ability to pass traditional Irish folk music, but give it a new edge and nerve by experimenting. 50-year-old Sharon Shannon started playing music as an eight-year-old and has published 16 albums over the years. Her 1991 debut album was the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released in Ireland. Sharon Shannon has closely cooperated and recorded music with Sinéad O’Connor and with many other world musicians such as Jackson Brown, Dónal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Christy Moore, Kirsty MacColl, Michael McGoldrick, Mundy, John Prine and others. Her recording of Cavan Potholes was released on a compilation album along with songs by artists such as:.: Bono, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello. Sharon Shannon has also performed for many world politicians such as Bill Clinton, Mary Robinson and Lech Walesa. In 2009, she played “Galway Girl” live at the Meteor Music Awards 2009, where she also picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award and won Most Downloaded Track again for Galway Girl with Mundy. A completely unique musical experience awaits the audience of festival Keltska noc 2019 with Sharon Shannon.


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