Sharon Shannon: Now and Then TourMusic
Sharon Shannon celebrates 30 years at the forefront of Irish Music.
In June 1989 Sharon Shannon 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 ten studio albums; five Live albums , four Best Of compilations and three 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 joined forces with Sharon on a new travel and music programme ‘Heartlands’ in 2021. The four-week series, featured Sharon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin showcasing the Shannon River region across Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands 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.
In 2023, Sharon releases a compilation album 'Now and Then' to celebrate 30 years at the forefront of Irish Music and this intimate show tonight at The Source showcases those years.
Tickets on Sale: Friday 27th October at 10am