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Sharon Shannon Big Band

(Ireland)

Event description

"Her instrumental technique is remarkable, yet looks effortless"

- The Guardian (UK)

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Kiwi eyes and ears were smiling as famed Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon’s infectious tunes and seven-piece big band lit up the Town Hall.

Sharon Shannon is a woman who knows how to get a party started. Just ask Barack Obama or Bill Clinton – Shannon has performed for them both. She has also toured and recorded with a veritable who’s who of musicians including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle and Mark Knopfler. Not bad for an accordionist from the tiny village of Corofin in Ireland’s County Clare.

Accompanied by her big band, featuring some of the greats of rock and jazz (including the renowned Richie Buckley on saxophone), Shannon’s flying fingers and bubbling enthusiasm effortlessly led the way through rock, funk, cajun, blues and jazz. This was a Town Hall Gig to remember.

by arrangement with Seamus Finneran

Event detail

0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Pricing:

$38-$68

Venue: / Wellington Town Hall

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