FRI Stage 1 10:30 – 11:30pm
SAT Reardon Theatre 11:15am – 12:00pm ABC Broadcast with Jeremy Lee
SAT Stage 3 2:45 – 4:00pm CD Launch
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 including hip-hop, cajun, country, classical and rap. Sharon has recorded and toured with the who’s who of the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Nigel Kennedy, Steve Earle and Alison Krauss, and has entertained US and Irish Presidents. She has won several music awards including Lifetime Achievement at the Irish Meteor Awards. Sharon will be joined by Irish multi instrumentalist Susan O’Neill (SON), as a very special guest.