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The Sharon Shannon Podcast

Podcast Series The Sharon Shannon Podcast

Sharon is a musician who continues to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all music genres, Hip Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap

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Episode 4 – Songs For Leo

Episode 4 – Songs For Leo

'Songs for Leo’ is an album that is exceptionally close to Sharon Shannon’s heart. In 2008 Sharon’s partner Leo Healy died suddenly of a heart attack aged 46, this album was recorded during the weeks that followed. Sharon speaks about that time in her life and how music & many close friends were so comforting during this difficult time.

50 mins

12 October Finished

Episode 3 (B-Side) – Behind The Scenes – Galway Girl, The Best of Sharon Shannon

Episode 3 (B-Side) – Behind The Scenes – Galway Girl, The Best of Sharon Shannon

Sharon’s manager John Dunford gives a unique insight into the making of “Galway Girl” album recording. In these accompanying episodes you’ll get an idea of all that goes on “Behind the Scenes” of an album.

19 mins

28 September Finished

Episode 3 – Galway Girl, The Best of Sharon Shannon

Episode 3 – Galway Girl, The Best of Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon revisits the success of the Galway Girl, The Best of Album. Galway Girl, the single and album was released over the bank holiday weekend and what followed business wise was a dream come true. All our plans were falling into place. The album went straight to number 1. But something really terrible happened at the same time, something we could never have predicted in a million years

28 mins

18 September Finished

Episode 2 - The Winkle Tapes

Episode 2 - The Winkle Tapes

Sharon takes us back to Winkles Hotel, Kinvara sharing tunes and stories from the recording of her very first album, The Winkles Tapes, 1989.

29 mins

31 August Finished

Episode 1 (B-Side) – Behind The Scenes - The Diamond Mountain Sessions

Episode 1 (B-Side) – Behind The Scenes - The Diamond Mountain Sessions

Sharon’s manager John Dunford gives a unique insight into the making of The Diamond Mountain Sessions album recording. In these accompanying episodes you’ll get an idea of all that goes on “Behind the Scenes” of an album.

36 mins

21 August Finished

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