Sharon Shannon makes a welcome return to the Hawk's Well this coming January. The button accordion player from Co Clare has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. She is the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement award. Sharon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is best known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. There are Irish influences here, of course, but these are cheerfully mixed in with often unexpected styles from around the world.