6 November 2013

Sharon Shannon - Live In Manchester at St Philips Church

Sharon Shannon - Live In Manchester at St Philips Church

Sharon Shannon - Live In Manchester at St Philips Church

Friday 15th November 2014
St Philips Church Salford
Doors 7pm, £17.50adv

St Philips Church, Manchester is the unusual venue for an extra date added to Sharon Shannon’s UK autumn tour.   Having seen a video of Sharon with her keyboard player Alan Connor playing in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Mat Ong of promoters Glasswerk thought St Philips would be ideal.

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 - 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 Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alisson Krauss and Shane MacGowan - a list that is testament to Sharon's versatility, as well as talent.

She has entertained US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese and more recently President Obama during his Dublin visit.

Sharon records and produces her albums at her own studios ‘Poets Corner’ outside Galway in Ireland.  She has won several music awards including a Lifetime Achievement at the Irish Meteor Awards in 2009.

The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country including Diamond Mountain Sessions,  Live at Dolans and the phenomenal Steve Earle penned The Galway Girl with Irish rock singer Mundy, which won a Meteor Award for most downloaded track two years in succession.   The album of the same name was No.1 in the Irish charts for four weeks and has now achieved quadruple platinum status in Ireland!  

The show is on Friday November 15th and doors open at seven.  Tickets are available from and on the door.

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