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Sharon Shannon at Ballina Arts Centre as part of Ballina Salmon Festival
July 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Sharon Shannon back to Ballina to begin this year’s Salmon Festival in style. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish influenced compositions. Sharon has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. She 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 music genres, Hip Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including The Waterboys, John Prine, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, Shane McGowan, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Kirsty MacColl, Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinéad O’Connor, Imelda May and a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as talent.
Sunday, 9th July @8pm