Sharon Shannon at the Ballymaloe Grainstore

31 March

Sharon Shannon, the acclaimed accordionist from Galway, brings her new show to Ballymaloe Grainstore on Easter Sunday 31 March at 8pm. 

To celebrate her 21 years in music, Sharon has devised a special show for Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, East Cork, which begins at her first album and selects many tracks from her back catalogue that have not been included in her set list for many years – heavenly for Sharon fans!

Sharon 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 musical genres including hip-hop, cajun, country, classical and rap. 

Sharon has recorded and toured with a “who’s who” of the Irish and global music industry, such as 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 – a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as talent. 

She has entertained U.S. President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese, and more recently, The Sultan of Brunei in Australia.   

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 “The Galway Girl” has gone platinum four times in Ireland and the title track won  the Meteor Award for most downloaded song for the two consecutive years.  The Meteor Awards also honoured Sharon as the youngest ever winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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.  

Tickets for Sharon Shannon on 31 March are €25 and can be booked by phone on 021-4651555 or online at  Packages for pre-show dinner and accommodation in Ballymaloe House are available for all performances – bookings by phone only. 

Spring shows in Ballymaloe Grainstore are presented by Patrick Talbot Productions.

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