Be spellbound by Sharon Shannon

MUSIC

Be spellbound by Sharon Shannon

Irish musical phenomenon Sharon Shannon will be rocking the rafters of the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Saturday, January 16.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world.

Sharon is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres. She is best known for her work with the accordion and fiddle, as well as the tin whistle and melodeon.

Traditional Irish music is her background but she has been fearless in her musical exploration having defied genres and woven her unique style through country, French-Canadian reggae, hip-hop, dance and classical.

Sharon also performed live for President Obama when he visited Ireland in the summer of 2011, making him the second US President that she has played for.

The show begins this Saturday at 8pm.