Sharon Shannon set to visit Laois

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

One of Clare’s most popular exports, Sharon Shannon will be joined by Alan Connor when she visits Laois to take part in the Mountmellick Folk Concert on September 12.

She will also be joined by two talented Laois singers, Burningboy and Brian Lalor. Brian recently released his newest EP when he supported James O’ Connor in Kavanaghs, and Burningboy is one of the county’s best known musicians (who is also a very talented artist).

Sharon Shannon is a former member of seminal Scots-Irish band The Waterboys. The last few years for Sharon have included worldwide airplay with the song Galway Girl from the Hilary Swank film ‘PS I Love You’. 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 accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres. She has been a musical icon for over 20 years. Tickets are on sale now, visit for more information.




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