Sharon just called and will be coming through Boston on Tuesday August 7th. She asked if she could play one small show for us and of course, we said: Sharon you are ALWAYS welcome, and we are delighted.
It will sell out rapidly of course, so get your tickets asap.
Sharon Shannon burst on the scene in Ireland in the early 1990s. Her amazing ability on the accordion combined with an exuberant personality and a constant smile, attracted people immediately to the wonderful music she grew up with.
Just look a the energy she exudes while staying totally connected to the tradition....
In subsequent years, she has become as much of an ambassador of the music and as much of an icon, as the Chieftains.
Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So, imagine what this was like the last time she played here. Limited to 100 tickets, it will be a unique intimate experience, up-close and personal, with one of the great exponents of traditional Irish music. I would advise you get your tickets immediately.
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Tickets are $28 in advance, with a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144