Shane Hennessy

Shane Hennessy 2019-05-21T12:07:25-05:00

Shane Hennessy is a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Carlow, Ireland. His energetic contemporary guitar playing style and his cinematically vivid compositions tie in multiple influences from various world and ethnic music. His background in Irish traditional music has created a solid base for his genre-defying musical explorations. Achievements to date include a sold-out solo show in The National Concert Hall in Dublin, a commission with Bill Whelan of Riverdance fame and a billing at the prestigious MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Other achievements include a feature on the St Patrick’s Day 2016 mainstage in Dublin, a headline show at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, solo tours of Europe, the US and Russia, and an appearance at Music City Irish Fest in Nashville. He has released two albums of original music to date; Zephyrus and Marrakech and works frequently as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shane Hennessy performs on Sunday, July 14 at 2pm on the Folk Stage.