Sharon Shannon on Bute

A NEW name will be added to Bute’s long list of hugely talented visiting musicians next weekend when the Sharon Shannon Band plays live at Mount Stuart.

Sharon Shannon herself has achieved legendary status thanks to her efforts to make the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ through her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, including hip-hop, cajun, country, classical and rap.

She’s recorded and toured with Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan - a list testament to Sharon’s versatility and talent.

Ticket info for the gig, in the Marble Hall at Mount Stuart on Saturday, February 23, available from Mount Stuart on (01700) 503877, Musicker and Rothesay Post Office.