Sharon Shannon comes to the 7th Annual iBAM! Celebration this fall.
Shannon, 46, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 40! How does she follow that? By headlining the iBAM! Celebration and performing in concert at the IAHC. On October 9, Shannon will receive the iBAM! Music Award for her Outstanding Contributions to Irish music at the iBAM! Gala Awards Dinner. She follows her appearance that up with a concert on Saturday, October 10 in our 658 seat Auditorium.
Born in County Clare, Shannon plays the accordion, fiddle, tin whistle, and melodeon.
Her 1991 album, Sharon Shannon, is the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released in Ireland. She played in the band, The Waterboys and then went out on her own. Other albums include Spellbound, Libertango, and The Sharon Shannon Collection. She was part of A Woman's Heart compilation album, and her second album, Out the Gap included Donal Lunny, Sinead O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush and Bono.
Her album, The Diamond Mountain Sessions earned triple platinum honore and her recording with Steve Earle on the song, Galway Girl, was a huge hit in Ireland and around the world. A live recording of "Galway Girl" with Mundy won the most downloaded track in 2009. She won the Meteor Music Award in 2009 for Lifetime Achievement. Shannon has performed with Jackson Browne, Donal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Kirsty MacColl, Christy Moore, Sinead O’Connor John Prine and Frankie Gavin.
To order tickets, click the link below or call 847-872-0700. Tickets are reserved seating and are $30 and $40.