The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026

The Sharon Shannon

The Sharon Shannon Band

Saturday 28.9. 19:00

The Sharon Shannon Band

Irish President Michael D. Higgins has called Sharon Shannon ‘A National Treasure’ and it is no surprise why.

Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips, literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She has spent all her musical life ‘bringing the traditional music of Ireland to the world’

Sharon Shannon is an iconic Irish musician 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. She has earned her name as a pioneer in the industry and continues to redefine and reimagine the boundaries of Irish traditional music, elevating the genre through her experimental collaborations with reggae, rap and classical musicians. 

Her list of collaborators is as extensive as her musical repertoire and a testament to her talent and versatility. She has recorded and toured with Bono (U2), Sinead O’Connor, Willie Nelson and Shane Mc Gowan to mention just a few. The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. 

Sharon regularly performs on tour and at festivals in Ireland, Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand and North America. She now arrives to perform in Oulu for the first time. Join The Sharon Shannon band for what promises to be an entertaining and lively evening of world class traditional Irish music. 

Join us at 16:30 in “Irish” Restaurant Prelude as we celebrate The Sharon Shannon Band for a pre-concert live traditional Irish music session and a bit of fun. You can enjoy a full tasty meal or fish n’ chips, delicious deserts or just relax with a pint of Guinness, tea or coffee and much more in a relaxed Irish atmosphere. 

Saturday 28.9.


Doors open at 18:30

Concert: The Sharon Shannon Band

Madetoja Concert Hall

Tickets: 33 € / 23 €


*23 € Oulun Energian asiakkaille (contact

Cloak room: 3 €

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