Sharon Shannon is an Irish musician, born in Ruàn, living in Letterfrack, County Galway. She is best known for her work with the button accordion and her violin fiddle technique, but has also played the tin whistle.
Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon is the best selling album of traditional Irish music ever released there. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences, including reggae, cajun music, Portuguese music, and French Canadian music. She won the life time achievement award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.