Known for redefining and reimagining the boundaries of Irish traditional music, Sharon Shannon has released 20 original, best-selling albums and collaborated with Bono, the late Sinead O’Connor and Jackson Browne. She is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist and her live shows, featuring an incomparable six-piece band, are rousing and gleeful affairs full of surprises. Irish President Michael D Higgins described Shannon as a ‘National Treasure’ and she has been awarded an honorary doctorate in music from NUI Galway. Over her 40-year career, Shannon has not only experimented with Irish traditional music, but worked across all genres from hip-hop to cajun, country, reggae, classical and even rap. Her album Galway Girl went four times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor Award two years running for being the most downloaded song.