SHARON SHANNON Ballymaloe Grainstore
Friday 2 January, 8pm
The Irish accordionist has achieved legendary status throughout the world and made the accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, from hip-hop, cajun, country, classical to rap.
Sharon 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.
A prolific composer, Sharon continues to defy genres and has recently released an album of original music recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra called Flying Circus.
She produced an album for the High Kings released worldwide by Sony in September 2013,
and is currently co-writing songs with many collaborators.
Currently working on an autobiography, Sharon is a passionate animal lover and does a lot of voluntary work and fundraising for various animal rescues and supports many other charities.
Tickets for Sharon Shannon
on Friday 2 Januaryare €27.
Early dinner in Ballymaloe House (6pm) and ticket are €75. Book by phone on 021-4651555 or online at www.ballymaloegrainstore.com.