In June 1989, Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album. It was during this time that she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys. In the 30 years that have elapsed since, Sharon has recorded many song and albums. Her catalogue of work includes 10 studio albums; 5 Live albums, 4 Best of compilations and 3 live Concert DVDs.
She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009. To add to this, she has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson, Bono, Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the RTE Concert Orchestra. She has had many hit records including The Galway Girl with Steve Earle, Its Christmastime Again with Wallis Bird and GoTell the Devil with Imelda May.
Fáilte Ireland and TG4 have joined forces with Sharon on a new travel and music programme ‘Heartlands’ August September 2021. The four-week series, featured Sharon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin showcasing the Shannon River region across Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands while catching up with a host of musical friends, such as Liam O’Maonlaoi (Hothouse Flowers), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Eleanor Shanley, Nathan Carter, The Henshaws, Seamus Begley, Mundy, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Susan O’Neill.
In 2023, Sharon now releases a new compilation album ‘Now and Then’ to celebrate 30 years at the forefront of Irish Music and will return once again to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre for an incredible night of music and memories.