Irish President Michael D Higgins called her ‘A National Treasure’ and after 20 of her own albums, countless DVDS, filmed concerts, musical collaborations and a career that has spanned 40 years, Sharon Shannon in 2023 is still breaking new musical ground.
Her career has seen her tour the world through America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand even to to Saudi Arabia and China and she has recorded and toured with artistes as diverse as Bono, Willie Nelson, La Bottine Souriante, Shane Mc Gowan, Nigel Kennedy, Steve Earle, Justin Adams, Johnny Depp, Linton Kwesi Johnston, The Waterboys and Dessie O Halloran, and the RTE Symphony Orchestra to mention just a few.
Playing shows throughout her career from The Kennedy Centre in Washington to Londons Wembley Arena, Sharon continues to redefine and reimagine the boundaries of Irish traditional music, mixing with genres as different from each other as reggae and classical.
An honorary Dr. Of Music at The University of Galway Sharons inspires the students through master classes and tutorials both online and in person. She is working on her archive at the University.
She recently created and presented a 4 part musical TV series called Heartlands which saw her travel the length of her ancient namesake the mighty River Shannon, making music along its journey.
2023 will see Sharon releasing new music, creating new live music shows that continue to surprise and excite.