Sharon Shannon Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Years Active: 1991–present
Genre:folk, celtic
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49.5KListeners

Sharon Shannon (born 12 November 1968 inbetween Ruan and Corofin, County Clare, Ireland; now living in Letterfrack, County Galway) is an Irish musician. She is best known for her work with the button accordion and her violin fiddle technique, but has also played the tin whistle.

Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon is the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released in Ireland. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences, including reggae, cajun music, Portuguese music, and French Canadian music.

She won the life time achievement award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.Shannon began her own recording career in 1989, working with producer John Dunford and musicians such as Adam Clayton, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham.

The work with Scott and Wickham led to Shannon's joining their band, The Waterboys. Shannon was with the band for eighteen months, and contributed both accordion and fiddle to their Room to Roam album.

Like Wickham, she left the group when Scott and group member Anthony Thistlethwaite wanted to move the band back to a more rock and roll sound. With Disirt Tola, Shannon toured the United States at age fourteen, whereas her first world tour was with The Waterboys.

Shannon's solo work has achieved remarkable airplay and commercial success, especially in Ireland. After her inclusion on A Woman's Heart, a compilation album and a tribute to her work on The Late Late Show, Shannon's music received a great deal of exposure, contributing to the record-breaking sales of her debut albumHer 2000 album, The Diamond Mountain Sessions, which included vocals from a wide variety of artists, was also a commercial success, being certified triple platinum.

Shannon recorded with Steve Earle on the song "The Galway Girl", which was released on both Earle's album Transcendental Blues, and Shannon & Friends' The Diamond Mountain Sessions. Both albums were released in 2000.

Another collaboration with Earle was the instrumental "Dominic Street", released on Earle's 2002 album Sidetracks. Shannon has also worked with Jackson Browne, the band Coolfin, Dónal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Kirsty MacColl, Christy Moore, Sinéad O'Connor, Liam O'Maonlai, and John Prine, amongst others.

Her more recent albums include:Renegade (2007)Saints & Scoundrels (2009)Upside down (2009)Flying Circus (2012)

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Sharon Shannon performs folk, celtic music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Sharon Shannon for your event, Please Contact. Sharon Shannon has more than 49.5K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Karan Casey, Cathie Ryan, The Tannahill Weavers, Fiona Joyce, Dolores Keane, Liz Carroll, Old Blind Dogs, Karen Matheson, Mary Black . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sharon Shannon for an upcoming event.

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