Sharon Shannon (b 1968)

Irish instrumentalist playing traditional and contemporary tunes. Mainly accordion but also fiddle and whistle. Born in North Claire, Ireland.

(Sharon has also recorded with The Waterboys and Donal Lunny. After the first album Sharon become more pop/ easy listening)


Title.year.Label. Number
Sharon Shannon1991  
[Reissue]1998 GrapevineGRACD 257
Out The Gap1995 SolidROCD 14
[Reissue]1998 GrapevineGRACD 258
Each Little Thing1997 GrapevineGRACD 226
[Reissue]2005 Compass7 4399 2
Diamond Mountain Sessions2000 GrapevineGRACDL 289
Libertango (*)2004Compass 7 4392 2
Live in Galway (**)2004   
Renegade2007 Daisy  
Live at Dolans (2 CDs)(***)2007 Daisy  
Saints and Scoundrels2009    

(* Sharon Shannon and Friends)
(** Sharon Shannon and the Woodchoppers)
(*** Sharon Shannon and Big Band)


Spellbound: The Best of Sharon Shannon1999 GrapevineGRACD 245
[Reissue]2004 Daisy 
The Sharon Shannon Collection 1990 - 2005 2005Daisy 
The Galway Girl: the Best of Sharon Shannon 2008Daisy/ IRL 

Collaboration - Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael McGoldrick and Jim Murray.

Title. year. Label. number.
Tunes 2005Compass ?

Singles - Sharon Shannon with Mundy.

Galway Girl2008 Daisy 

Best Albums(*).

Title. year.
Sharon Shannon1991
Diamond Mountain Sessions2000
Spellbound: The Best of Sharon Shannon1999

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Anthology - Nollaig Casey, Davy Spillane, Begley & Cooney, Ronnie Drew, Sharon Shannon, Liam O'Flynn, Dé Dannan, Anúna et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
L'Imaginaire Irlandais (*) 1996 Keltia Musique KMCD63 

(* one track only - "Blackbird" from "Sharon Shannon".)

DVDs - Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Gerry O'Connor, Donal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick, Tim O'Brien, Sharon Shannon et al.

Transatlantic Sessions 32003 

Popular downloads.

The Galway Girl
Cavan Potholes
Bonnie Mulligan
Mouth of the Tobique

Sharon Shannon as session musician.

Donal LunneyCoolfin1998Metro Blue/ Capitol 7243 4 93542 27
Nollaig CaseyMusic of What Happened2004  
Sinéad O'ConnorSean-Nós Nua2002RandmRAMCD001

Last updated on 25/09/2009