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Sharon Shannon's will play The Attic at Hotel Doolin next weekend.

Legendary Clare Musician To Feature On RTÉ Series


One of Clare’s most famous faces will be the focus of a RTÉ documentary this Sunday.

Keys To My Life, hosted by Brendan Courtney, will speak with Ruan native and traditional Irish music icon Sharon Shannon as they journey to some of the key places that have shaped her life so far.

Sharon travels from the home she grew up in to the dream home she built in Galway from the fruits of her enormous success, as Brendan makes some surprising discoveries about the woman behind that shy smile.

Along the way Sharon revisits the spartan (and now derelict) cottage in Doolin where she first learned how to ignite an audience, living without a bathroom or toilet – in 1988!

She returns to the Spiddal Mansion that marked her musical breakthrough with chart topping 80’s band The Waterboys, and there’s a sad return to the house steeped in memories of her late partner Leo who died suddenly just before Sharon’s own 40th birthday.

The episode airs this Sunday on RTÉ One at 7.30pm

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