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About Sharon Shannon
Sharon Shannon is a former member of seminal Scots-Irish band The Waterboys.
The last few years for Sharon have included worldwide airplay with the song Galway Girl from the Hilary Swank film ‘Ps I Love You’.
Sharon also performed live for President Obama when he visited Ireland in the summer of 2011 — making him the second US President that she has played for.
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. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres.
At various times, Sharon has collaborated, toured and recorded with Bono and Adam from U2, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Nigel Kennedy, Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Christy Moore. She has performed for US Presidents Clinton and Obama, entertained Irish Presidents Robinson and McAleese, and most recently Michael D. Higgins.