SHARON SHANNON BAND with support act STEVE COONEY TRIO
Free Outdoor Gig
Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips.... literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres. Sharon has recorded and toured with Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy and Shane MacGowan.
She 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.
THE STEVE COONEY TRIO
Described by the Irish Times as a "musical polymath", Australian born Steve Cooney is best known for the development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to traditional music, for which he won the National Entertainment Award in 1997. He has recorded, produced, or played on over 100 CD's of mainly traditional Irish music. A poet and songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Mary Black among others