Sharon Shannon has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the muchmaligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country.
Sharon is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. She 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, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy and Shane MacGowan – a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as talent.
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 most downloaded song. She also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.