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Sharon Shannon Big Band - NZIAF


Wed 14 Mar 2012, 8:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A: $68.00
  • B: $58.00
  • C: $38.00
  • Friends A: $63.00
  • Friends B: $53.00
  • Additional fees may apply


“Her instrumental technique is remarkable, yet looks effortless” - The Guardian (UK)

Kiwi eyes and ears will be smiling as famed Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon’s infectious tunes and seven-piece big band light up the Town Hall.

Sharon Shannon is a woman who knows how to get a party started. Just ask Barack Obama or Bill Clinton – Shannon has performed for them both. She has also toured and recorded with a veritable who’s who of musicians including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle and Mark Knopfler. Not bad for an accordionist from the tiny village of Corofin in Ireland’s County Clare. Accompanied by her big band, featuring some of the greats of rock and jazz (including the renowned Richie Buckley on saxophone), Shannon’s flying fingers and bubbling enthusiasm effortlessly lead the way through rock, funk, cajun, blues and jazz. Get ready for a Town Hall Gig to remember, because good times don’t get much better than this.

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