Sharon Shannon (Ireland) - Sun 15 Jan Tickets
8:00pm, Sun 15 January, 2017
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
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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 work demonstrates a groundbreaking mix of traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, cajun, rap, dance, African, French Canadian.
Her career took an massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys.
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.
Among the many awards she has received including Hot Press and Meteor Awards ,She also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.
She received an IBAM Award in Chicago in 2015 for her 'unique contribution to Irish Music'. Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.
Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies and she also played a cameo role in the Neil Jordan movie 'Ondine'. She has worked on a stage producton of JM Synges ' The Playboy of the Western World' which was directed by Jim Sheridan.
She is currently working on a book on her life, she is also writing material for a new album to be released in 2017. This will be her first studio album in four years although she has recorded with many artistes in the intervening years.
Spotted Mallard Opens at 2pm
Show time: 8.00pm
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