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New album from Sharon Shannon

Collaborations features a whopping 15 guest vocalists

Trad musician Sharon Shannon releases latest album Collaborations this Friday, November 5.

The album features five new tracks, two remixes, and eight of Sharon's previously recorded tracks, including the original version of 'The Galway Girl', recorded in 1999 with Steve Earle on vocals.

Other guest vocalists include Shane McGowan, who joins the musician on 'Fiesta', and burlesque chanteuse Camille O Sullivan, who features on 'Mama Lou'.

Smile, with Jack Maher (new)
Go Tell the Devil, with Imelda May
Saint & Angels, with The Waterboys (remix)
Mursheen Durkin, with Johnny McEvoy (new)
Lost Soul, with Lucia Evans (new)
Whitewash Station Blues, with The Cartoon Thieves
Shifting Summer Sands, with Carol Keogh (new version)
Mama Lou, with Camille O’Sullivan (new)
Man of Constant Sorrow, with Jackson Browne
Fiesta, with Shane MacGowan (new)
Libertango, with Kirsty MacColl
Courtin’ in the Kitchen, with Dessie O’Halloran, Mundy and Damien Dempsey
Love Love Love, with John Prine and Mary Staunton
Say You Love Me, with Dessie O’Halloran (remix)
The Galway Girl, with Steve Earle

Sharon will accompany the release with an Irish tour:


27 December - Royal Castlebar
28 December - West County Ennis
29 December - Abbey Donegal Town
30 December - The Hub Killkenny
31 December - INEC Killarney
1 January – GAA Club Tullamore
2 January - TLT Drogheda

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REVIEW: 08 Oct 2009
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NEWS: 22 Sep 2009
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NEWS: 14 Sep 2009
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NEWS: 19 Mar 2009
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NEWS: 02 Dec 2008
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NEWS: 03 Jun 2008
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NEWS: 19 Dec 2007
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NEWS: 12 Nov 2007
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INTERVIEW: 17 Sep 2007
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REVIEW: 20 Aug 2007
Sharon allows others equal billing on this refreshingly diverse collection of tunes.

REVIEW: 01 Nov 2006
Shannon is turbo-charged as always, and is admirably served by a band that can rock and stroll as required.

REVIEW: 25 Sep 2006
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REVIEW: 20 Apr 2006
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NEWS: 08 Jun 2004
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NEWS: 20 May 2004
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REVIEW: 04 Sep 2003
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REVIEW: 24 May 2001
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