In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys.
In the 30 years that has elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 live albums, 4 Best of compilations and 3 live Concert DVDs.
She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009.
She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson, Bono, Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the RTE Concert Orchestra and had many hit records including The Galway Girl with Steve Earle, Its Christmastime Again with Wallis Bird and Go Tell the Devil with Imelda May.
Fáilte Ireland and TG4 have joined forces with Sharon on a new travel and music programme ‘Heartlands’ in August and September 2021. The four-week series featured Sharon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin showcasing the Shannon River region across Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
Sharon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin cruised the River Shannon discovering Ireland’s hidden gems while catching up with a host of musical friends, such as Liam O’Maonlaoi (Hothouse Flowers), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Eleanor Shanley, Nathan Carter, The Henshaws, Seamus Begley, Mundy, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Susan O’Neill.
Described as a singer whose voice has the remarkable ability of taking you into his world fans will enjoy this ultimate celebration - “All these Years” an album and tour which reflects on the incredible success of the past “30 YEARS”.
Visual Centre for contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw TheatreOrganizer of Sharron Shannon
LocationCarlow, Carlow, Ireland
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