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Sharon Shannon with Jim Murray and Jack Maher
Friday, 07 September 2018  8:00  
 
 
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Sharon Shannon is a name woven into the fabric of traditional Irish music and she plays Newry as part of Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2018 which runs from 6-9 September.

 Sharon will be joined by Jim Murray and Jack Maher at the Newry Town Hall gig.

Her journey with her accordion has led her to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed traditional musicians – and her personality has led her to be one of Ireland’s national treasures.

While best known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, Sharon also likes to surprise. She’s always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

Her latest album Sacred Earth is a rich blend of Irish and African influences, elements from the classical world, Shetland fiddle tradition, hip hop, country and blues – all simmering together in a sumptuous feast. Newry music fans will be delighted with such an offering.

‘It’s this freewheeling approach that makes Sharon Shannon so exciting,’ said music critic Robin Denselow. ‘And she puts it all down to the time she spent working with The Waterboys, when there were “no rules as to the type of music played”.’

Tickets for Sharon Shannon are available at WWW.IURCINNFLEADH.COM priced £15

Location Newry Town Hall
Bank Parade
Newry
BT35 6HR
028 3031 3180
 
 

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