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Sharon Shannon Live in Ballycastle
Fri 2 June 2017, 21:00 – 23:00 BST
Over 18s only.
One of Ireland's leading female musicians will top the bill at this year's Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival.
Sharon Shannon takes to the stage in the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle on Fri 2nd June at 9pm (Doors at 8pm, doors close at 8.50pm)
A superstar in the realms of Irish traditional music, Sharon is an acclaimed accordion and fiddle player who collaborated with both Steve Earle and later Mundy on the much loved 'Galway Girl' track.
The Ballycastle gig will feature many old favourites including the instantly recognisable 'Blackbird' along with songs from her latest album 'Sacred Earth', released just last month.
The button accordion player from Co Clare,Ireland has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve
Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan .
Her 12 studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African,French Canadian.
The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.
Sharon grew up in a rural community and was part of a family that all play musical instruments and traditional Irish music.
However, her career took an massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys. Her first show with that band ,to an audience of 50,000 ,was the on main stage at Glastonbury.