Sharon Shannon, Frances Black & Mary Coughlan to play Earagail Arts Festival


At the very heart of Irish music are 3 of Ireland’s most celebrated female performers, Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan. All 3 artists have been part of the history-making A Woman’s Heart project and each is a prolific and award winning artist in their own right. Alongside Donegal’s harmonic trio of sisters The Henry Girls, Earagail Arts Festival is proud to present a magical evening of shared tradition by some of the finest musicians in Ireland today.

Former member of The Waterboys, platinum-selling, multi-instrumentalist Sharon Shannon celebrates her 21st year in music this year by releasing her Best Of collection entitled 21. With a host of Number 1 albums and singles including the Steve Earle penned Galway Girl (performed with Mundy), Sharon is the recipient of several industry honours including a Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80′s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.

Mary Coughlan is the only singer these shores have produced to rival the greatest of European cabaret and American jazz club blues because of one thing: her voice. She is unique in blending the husky notes and iconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of the Piaf chanteuse.

The Henry Girls – Lorna, Joeleen and Karen have firmly established themselves as one of Ireland’s hottest new folk exports, with regular tours in the USA and Europe promoting their own brand of roots and traditional tinged Donegal music.

Sunday 13th July 8pm at the Clanree Hotel. Tickets on Sale now.