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Dolores Keane - 91% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1953, Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, Eire. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland, Keane was brought up from the age of four by her two aunts, the respected sean-nós singers Rita and Sarah Keane. Following several appearances on Irish radio, Keane joined the formative line-up of the traditional folk group De Dannan, appearing on their 1975 debut and joining Read more

Altan - 88% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish traditional band, in the mould of De Dannan, has achieved popularity on its own merits. Their name was taken from Loch Altan (near Gweedore in north-western Donegal). The line-up of Frankie Kennedy (30 September 1955, Belfast, Northern Ireland, d. 19 September 1994, Belfast, Northern Ireland; flute), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b. 26 July 1959, Donegal, Ei Read more

Mary Black - 84% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1955, Eire. Mary is a member of the Black Family, who all have musical backgrounds, and with whom she has recorded and performed. Her father was a fiddle player and her mother a singer. Her early days were spent singing in the folk clubs of Dublin, but with Mary Black reaching number 4 in the Irish charts in 1983, it was obvious that she was destined for bigger things Read more

The Chieftains - 79% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Chieftains line-up - Paddy Moloney (1 August 1938, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire; uillean pipes, tin whistle), Seán Potts (b. 1930; tin whistle), Michael Tubridy (b. 1935, Kilrush, Clare, Eire; flute, concertina, tin whistle) and Martin Fay (b. 1938, Dublin, Eire; fiddle) - met in the late 50s as members of Ceoltóirí Cualann, a folk orchestra le Read more

Planxty - 77% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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This Irish folk band, who take their name from an Irish word for an air that is written to thank or honour a person, originally featured Christy Moore (7 May 1945, Prosperous, County Kildare, Eire; guitar/vocals), Dónal Lunny (b. 10 March 1945, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire; guitar, bouzouki, synthesizer), Liam O’Flynn (b. Kill, County Kildare, Eire; uillean pip Read more

Michael McGoldrick - 76% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
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Solas - 75% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York-based Irish-American folk band Solas’ name translates as ‘light’ in Gaelic. They have brought new lustre to the roots/folk genre with their high-energy take on Irish traditional music. Founded in 1996, the quintet originally comprised Seamus Egan (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; flute, whistles, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán), Karan Casey (lead vo Read more

Dervish - 74% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dervish in their original form were five musicians from the north west of Ireland who came together in 1988 to record an album of local music, The Boys Of Sligo. The five musicians involved, Liam Kelly (flute/whistles), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Martin McGinley (fiddle), Brian McDonagh (mandola; ex-Oisín) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki/guitar), were inspired by the proje Read more

Liz Carroll - 68% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: World Music
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Tommy Peoples - 66% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Frances Black - 60% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dublin, Eire. Folk singer Black found instant success in 1994 with her debut solo, Talk To Me, a number 1 hit in Eire, but had spent several years in less celebrated musical activity before the breakthrough. Her first recording came in 1986 as a contributor to The Black Family Album with her renowned sibling, Mary Black, before work with Arcady, a duet album with Kieran Goss Read more

Eliza Carthy - 50% match to Sharon Shannon

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1975, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (the Watersons), Eliza Carthy could hardly escape the music of her parents. Her earliest memory is of falling asleep in the kitchen to the strains of a Watersons’ practice session. As she grew older she was quickly inducted into the Watersons’ ranks, but chose fi Read more


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