7:30pm, Sat 7 January, 2017
The Basement, Sydney, NSW

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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.

 Jim Murray - Guitar

Jim Murray plays with passion and maturity. With the Sharon Shannon Band he has brought his powerful rhythmic playing to the attention of audiences worldwide.

At 10 years old he started playing the guitar, by the time he was 13 he was a regular in his father's Ceili Band, travelling the length and breadth of Ireland and England to play at dances. At University College Cork he formed his own band, The Living Tradition, and met Seamus Begley after playing support for him. Jim has quickly gained a reputation for his exciting style of playing and firmly established himself on the scene in Ireland, and as well as playing with Sharon Shannon, he has accompanied piping legend Liam O' Flynn, accordion player Seamus Begley, Capercaillie, and Iarla O Lionaird and Martin Hayes of The Gloaming.

Alan Connor - Piano

Alan Connor is equally proficient on piano and electric guitar. A native of Dublin, he played electric guitar in the internationally signed rock band Juno Falls and from there moved to piano with the acclaimed Jack L. He performed and recorded with Jack L over six years including exceptional performances at Edinburgh Festival.

Alan debuted with Sharon and the RTE Concert Orchestra in April 2012 and since then has been a fixture in her orchestral shows, her big band and they also perform as a duo for special events.

Sean Regan - Fiddle

Sean developed a love for traditional Irish music in Manchester, which at the time was a melting pot of cultures. In the early nineties Sean joined Manchester's Celtic-rock band Toss the Feathers, teaming up with flautist Michael McGoldrick. Having played the fiddle for almost thirty years Sean is in high demand for session and live performance in all areas; from traditional Irish music through to rock. He is instantly identifiable for his versatile sweet fiddle playing and unique sensitivity. Sean has played and recorded with some amazing musicians, including: Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O'Connor, Tim O'Brien, Michael McGoldrick Big Band, Glen Hansard, Andrea Corr, Finbar Fury and The Rambling Boys



General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.

The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.

Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.

Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.

Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.

Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).

Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply


When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.

All patrons must be over the age of 18

Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)

Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).

Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.


The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.

Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797

Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.

Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.