The Sharon Shannon Quartet
Sat Feb 05 2022 at 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
The Stoller Hall | Manchester, EN
AdvertisementIn May 1989, Sharon Shannon began work on her first album at Winkles Hotel, Kinvara, Co Galway. This recording session lasted three days and featured guest appearances by some of the biggest names in Irish music including Donal Lunny, Gerry O’Beirne, Mary Shannon, Eoin O’Neill, The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and U2’s Adam Clayton.
In June later that same year, Sharon became a member of The Waterboys; toured and recorded with them for 18 months before returning to her debut album. By this time, Sharon had become very influenced by the variety of musical styles played by The Waterboys: the instrumentation in particular. Sharon had discovered drumkits, Hammond organ, brass and electric guitar, so when she returned to her debut album, the approach to recording was very different to The Winkles Tapes.
And so these sessions went into storage for 30 years. In the intervening 30 years, Sharon has recorded and released 10 studio albums, 4 live albums, 4 Compilations and 4 Concert DVDs and has hit singles with Mundy, Imelda May, Dessie O’Halloran and Damien Dempsey. Sharon’s musical journey has taken her all over the world touring; sharing stages and collaborating with Shane McGowan, John Prine, Willy Nelson, Johnny Depp, Jackson Browne, Christy Moore, Finbar Furey and Nigel Kennedy to name a few.
Sharon was prompted to return to the Winkles Recordings in early 2019 by Waterboy Mike Scott, who worked tirelessly compiling and editing the work into The Winkles Tapes. Recorded live over 3 days direct onto tape, The Winkles Tapes (1989) capture all the unpolished energy, spontaneity and authenticity of an Irish music session.
Where is it happening?The Stoller Hall, The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank,, Manchester, United Kingdom
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