Im just back from a week in Lanzarote where Sharon has been guesting with Skin and Hide at Charlies Bar over there as part of the Magners Irish Sessions.It was a brilliant week with sunshine during the day and great music every night! A huge thanks to Barry Murphy and the staff at Charlies and to Shaky,Sergie,Massimo,Widgeon and John(Skin and Hide)...Sharons mother, Mary joined her for the trip as well three friends from Galway,Sean Staunton,Jimmy Healy and Brendan Macken......who became known as The Craggys(after Ted, Dougal and Jack)
Sharon gained some new fans and became re-acquainted with some old ones.We also ran into Peter Kenny(head of RMG Distribution Ireland) and his wife Tina......and from Tralee ,Donie Moore....and Reuben Lynch from Cork.
Now its back to the grind and preparation for the Meteor Awards performance.After that Sharon with Gerry"Banjo"O Connor,Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and Tim Edey are undertaking a small acoustic Irish Tour starting 27 March until April 5th....(see tours for details) and then heading for UK with the Big Band and guests Camille O Sullivan and Shane Mc Gowan......(see tours)
By the way, if any of you are ever in Galway of a Sunday ...check out No Banjo at the Roisin Dubh....incredible!!