“Widely respected and deeply talented” Irish musician, Sharon Shannon, is an accordion and fiddle player who is not shy of fusing her Irish music roots with all sorts of different styles, from reggae to country. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles from around the world, and to meet and work with other musicians.
Sharon is joined on stage by one of today’s towering instrumental talents Michael McGoldrick. A flautist, whistle player, uilleann piper and composer, Michael connects his Irish roots and Manchester birthplace with a worldwide wealth of traditions and contemporary sounds. “One of the greatest flute players in the world.” – BBC Music.
SUSAN O’NEILL – aka SON
All the way from Co. Clare, Ireland, Sharon will be joined by the prodigiously gifted, Susan O’Neill, who’s soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old & new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk & her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining & enchanting musical experience and can only be given it true credit when witnessed live.