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Celebrate St Patrick's weekend with a special stream from Sharon Shannon showcasing her new album The Reckoning with her band
Whilst she is known for her traditional arrangements and Irish-influenced compositions, Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to explore new styles and collaborate both in Irish traditional music and other musical genres from hip-hop, to classical, country and reggae. The Reckoning is considered one of her most innovative and adventurous albums to date and was recorded entirely in lockdown, featuring remote collaborations from locations across the globe, with guests including Donal Lunny, reggae legend Dennis Bovell, dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, guitarist Justin Adams and rising Irish star Susan O’Neill.
Over the course of her remarkable career Sharon Shannon has recorded and toured with musicians such as Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, John Prine, Nigel Kennedy, Shane MacGowan and many more – a list that is testament to her versatility as well as her talent – and has performed in front US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
A pillar of the Irish music scene. A founding member of iconic bands Planxty and Moving Hearts, Christy Moore has inspired so many of the major artists of Ireland today.
Christy Moore has played an integral role in the evolution of music in Ireland. Aside from his long and productive solo career, he is a founding member of the iconic bands Planxty and Moving Hearts. His songs have travelled around the world with the Irish diaspora and wherever they are played they instil an invaluable sense of home and belonging. His powerfully relatable stories of the human condition resonate beyond the community.
There's no such thing as a "standard" Christy Moore concert - when he plays live, he ranges across his own extraordinary body of songwriting, working in songs from the Irish tradition and material that has inspired him. What you know is that there will be a powerful thread of social commentary and the sense of a great figure on stage who has inspired so many of the major artists of Ireland today.