Crossmolina Festival in association with the Ballina Manor Hotel welcomes Sharon Sharon & Her Band on their first appearance in Crossmolina as part of the annual festival.
Sharon Shannon has recorded and performed with a who's who of the Irish & Global Music Industry including Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss & Shane McGowan.
Her 12 studio albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing Irish traditional music with reggae, country, rap, dance etc.
The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles & dvds in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor Award two years running for the most downloaded song.
Special guest in Crossmolina will be singer/songwriter Don Stiffe from Co. Galway, finalist on the 2011 All Ireland Talent Show
Her concert in Crossmolina in association with the Ballina Manor Hotel will be the highlight of a five day festival which will include country music, comedy and lots of family fun.