Thu Jul 6

Sharon Shannon

Thu, July 6
7:30PM / $25
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The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes 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. There are Irish influences here but in her newest album she has cheerfully mixed in with often unexpected styles from around the world, including – for the first time – Africa. Sharon has perfectly mastered an African/Irish crossover. It’s her free-wheeling approach that makes Sharon Shannon so exciting. And she puts it all down to the time she spent working with The Waterboys, when there were “no rules as to the type of music played…we could move very easily from a punk song to an old timey American waltz to Irish jigs and reels and onto New Orleans-type blues”. As a soloist, she has continued that approach. Working with Denis Bovell on ‘Out The Gap’, back in 1994, she found that “the reggae rhythm lent a very groovy backing to an Irish reel”. Since then there have been excursions into Argentinian tango, Breton music, American folk and country, and much more besides – including, of course, that massively-successful collaboration with Steve Earle on ‘The Galway Girl’.Sharon Shannon has had a remarkable and adventurous career.  This summer she brings a bit of that adventure to the Opera House stage. Sponsored by Griffin Law Offices.

Thu, July 6

7:30PM / $25
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Please exchange online tickets, for actual tickets at the box office on the night of the concert. The box office opens at 6:30 pm.

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