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.