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Sharon Shannon at Whelans 11th August
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Sharon Shannon returns to Whelans this Summer for a short residency, and in another exlcusive with Rewarding Times, is an opportunity to purchase tickets to see Sharon Shannon and her band, on Thursday 11th August for the discounted price of €15.

Sharon will be showcasing some material from her new album due out next year and will also feature some special guests.

Her band will feature longtime sideman Jim Murray on acoustic guitar, Sean Regan on fiddle percussion and vocals and Alan Connor on electric guitar, piano, percussion and vocals.

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. 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, Mark Knopfler, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison 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 The Sultan of Brunei in Australia. Sharon records and produces her albums at her own studios ‘Poets Corner’ outside Galway in Ireland

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 most downloaded song.

She also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award. Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies, TV series and the award-winning Bulmers TV commercial campaign.

A prolific composer, Sharon continues to defy genres and has recently released an album of original music recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra called Flying Circus.

She has produced a new album for the High Kings - released worldwide by Sony in September 2013 and is currently co-writing songs with many collaborators.

She recently performed with reggae legend Dawn Penn and Lee Thomspon from Madness on the single’ Bangarang’


'Sharon Shannon defines casual brilliance. She plays accordion with carefree fluidity, virtuosic but not flashy, performing traditional Irish music with a contemporary freshness.

Boston Globe


  • Vouchers are valid for the Sharon Shannon concert on Thursday August 11th  2016.
  • Over 18s only.
  • You must bring your printed Rewarding Times voucher as proof of purchase.
  • This should be presented at the Box Office at Whelans on August 11th and your tickets will be redeemed against it.
  • Please note that early collection is advised.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Multiple vouchers may be purchased, limited to 4 purchases per person.
  • Saving based on information provided by the partner as of the offer start date.



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