Sharon Shannon Summer Dates

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

‘ Wild Atlantic Way Tour’ with Sharon Shannon, September 2022


I’m excited to share that for the first time ever I will be hosting a Wild Atlantic Tour this September. A 7 night tour around Clare, Sligo and Galway, September 17 – 24,  2022 tour.

Join me and a host of friends and experience traditional music at its best during an unforgettable musical journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. Meet some of the region’s best known musicians as they join us for dedicated intimate and informal sessions each evening. Enjoy private sessions in front of open fires in the comfort of Markree Castle.

The ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’ is a 7 night tour along the west coast of Ireland. The first 3 nights will be based in Ennis .. then it’s on to the magical Markree Castle in Sligo for 2 nights … and back to County Clare, the ‘Spiritual Home of Irish Trad Music’ during which we visit Ennis, Doolin and a host of other famous trad locations. Trips to the musical and cultural hotspots of Galway will also feature.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer. Experience a warm Irish welcome in a luxury 4* hotels in Clare and our own Irish castle in Sligo.

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the West Coast of Ireland. The stunning 2,500km of coastline offers breath taking scenery, invigorating sea swells, gastronomic gems and a warm welcoming atmosphere. The WAW is a haven for traditional Irish musicians. In every town, village and remote townland dotted along the Western Coast, there is a wealth of traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed. These sessions are informal and often impromptu, making the Wild Atlantic Way a little piece of music heaven.

Germany, May 2022

Unlocked Tour, Germany, May 2022 🎶Really looking forward to finally get to do this tour of Germany. Originally scheduled for 2020 and so 2 years later, it has come around. 😃💛Jim Murray and Jack Maher will be joining me on tour, with lots of new music to share – a new studio album (The Reckoning) and a double live album (Live at De Barras) recently the first of 3 EPs called the Unlocked Series.Looking forward to seeing you all. Drop a comment below with your favourie track that you’d like to see on the set list 🪗

Irish Tour Dates 2022!!

EP ‘Unlocked Series 1 – Inspiration’

On 4th Feb 2022 Sharon Shannon releases her brand-new EP ‘Unlocked Series 1 – Inspiration’.

The Unlocked Series was recorded during lockdown in 2021. Sharon had an opportunity to put the Big Band together for a few streaming shows and so decided to record the music.

The UNLOCKED series acknowledges that the world is about come out of lockdown from Covid-19.

Series 1 INSPIRATION, takes some of the music inspired by the enforced lockdown and recorded for her 2020 lockdown album ‘The Reckoning’.

Tracklisting:

Track 1                  Unlocked / The Lochaber Badger

Track 2                  Merry Go Round

Track 3                 Daddy Shannon’s Jig / The Bealacana Polka

Unlocked, written by Sharon and Justin Adams, is put together with a piece written by Scottish piper Fred Morrison and learned from Mike McGoldrick. It appeared on her ‘Tunes’ album back in 2005.

Merry Go Round, written by Sharon and Donal Lunny, was the theme tune for Sharon’s acclaimed TV series ‘Heartlands’ on TG4 in 2021.

Daddy Shannon’s Jig, written for The Reckoning, is coupled with The Bealacana Polka, which originally appeared on her ‘Live at De Barras’ album. Bealacana is the place Sharon was born.  These are put together to celebrate Sharon’s father IJ, who passed away just before Xmas 2021.

UK TOUR NEWS

Hi everyone,

Excited to share that all the UK dates are confirmed to go ahead next month. Looking forward to getting back on the road, seeing old friends and new. The UK tours are always a highlight in the calendar for us and this one will be no different.

Joined by Jack Maher and Jim Murray, we will begin the tour in Cambridge on February 2nd.

Tickets are selling fast across the whole tour, early booking is advised.

All ticketing information available here

Black Friday Special Offer

SharonShannon.com Black Friday Offer. Save up to €15. Any 3 CDs for €30 + p&p. Titles to choose from are Live In Galway featuring The Woodchoopers, Libertango, The Reckoning, The Diamond Mountain Sessions, In Galway with Alan Connor, Live at De Barras.  Simply leave a note of your choices on the Checkout Page!

St. Patrick’s weekend!!

I am teaming up with the Big Band again and we are performing my latest album, The Reckoning in a livestream performance from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick’s weekend, Saturday March 20th at 8pm.

Tickets for the stream are available exclusively via www.dice.fm

Tickets: €16.50 On Sale Now.

THE RECKONING – OUT NOW

Today sees the release of The Reckoning for all who didn’t pre order on our site …

we are running a special offer along with the launch – Buy Any Two CDS and Receive a copy of Libertango
on CD (featuring Sinead O connor and Kirsty McColl)



offer ended

Pre Order The Reckoning

Sharon’s amazing new album, The Reckoning; continues Sharon’s fantastic tradition of exploring new sounds through exciting collaboration. This album features many new and some familiar faces including Donal Lunny, Dennis Bovell, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jim Murray, Susan O Neill, Jon Allen and Jim Murray. The music connects the Irish tradition to other magical traditions and genres.

The album is available now for pre order and will be despatched to you by November the 16th, in advance of the general release.

Get yours now here!