Sharon Shannon: Tradition and roots

With the release of her tenth album, which takes inspiration from African music, and a vegan venture to promote, musician Sharon Shannon’s world is in harmony, writes Nadine O’Regan

12th March, 2017
Musician Sharon Shannon: ‘I’m very rooted in the Irish tradition’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Sharon Shannon’s approach to being interviewed is as fresh and natural as her unpretentious brand of music. When she doesn’t have an answer to a question, the Irish accordionist tells you so, rather than labouring the point. When you’ve left her fazed with a query, she just laughs. Shannon is an earthy type – she’s not one for false pretences. She calls it like it is.

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