Dunamaise hosts legendary musician

THE Dunamaise Arts Centre will this week welcome world renowned musician Sharon Shannon for one night only on Thursday November 1 for a very special show.

THE Dunamaise Arts Centre will this week welcome world renowned musician Sharon Shannon for one night only on Thursday November 1 for a very special show.

The accordionist from Clare has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned 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, Mark Knopfler, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan.

Sharon has entertained US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese and more recently The Sultan of Brunei in Australia. Sharon records and produces her albums at her own studios ‘Poets Corner’ outside Galway in Ireland; and she owns her own record label - The Daisy Label.

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. Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies, TV series and the award-winning Bulmers TV commercial campaign. Tickets are priced at €23 and are available now.