The Irish Cultural Society Of Central Alberta Presents.
TRADITIONAL IRISH NIGHT w/ SHARON SHANNON BAND
March 10. 2020
Doors 6p. Show 7:30pm
Early Bird Tickets $27 + SC (Available until December 31st)
General Admission Tickets $35 + SC
SHARON SHANNON BAND
The Irish Cultural Society of Central Alberta is a not-for-profit organization which strives to foster positive social and cultural engagements. Our inaugural Traditional Irish night this past summer sold out.
?Sharon Shannon defines casual brilliance. She plays accordion with carefree fluidity, virtuosic but not flashy. She performs traditional Irish music with a contemporary freshness and an ear to compatible ethnic influences… subtle and sublime music.? – The Boston Globe
?Sharon Shannon has the energy and stage presence of rockers and the unpretentious traditional roots of a pub musician… as exciting a live band as you?ll find coming out of post-Celtic-revival Ireland.? – Dirty Linen
Whilst the accordion is her favoured instrument, it is not her only one. She is also very adept on the whistles and fiddle. Sharon Shannon is an Irish musician best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique. She also plays the tin whistle and melodeon. Her 1991 self-titled debut album was the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released there. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences, including reggae, Cajun music, Portuguese music, and French Canadian music. Her single What You Make It (da, da, da, da) featured hip hop music artists. She won the lifetime achievement award at the 2009 Irish Music Awards. Whilst the accordion is her favoured instrument, it is not her only one. She is also very adept on the whistles and fiddle.
Sharon’s career began with the internationally acclaimed Irish folk/rock group The Waterboys in 1988. I While never losing sight of her roots in Irish folk music, she has undertaken a musical journey which includes collaborations with Bono and Adam Clayton, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, reggae legend Denis Bovell, the Kodo drummers of Japan as well as Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss. Her cross-global collaborations have lead to successful concerts the world over, including performances in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States, Canada and Africa.
?Check out Sharon Shannon, she?s a genius?
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