Gradam Ceoil TG4
Sharon Howley – Young Musician of the Year
Sharon Howley from Kilfenora Co. Clare, is a unique musician whose vision and musical maturity belie her years. A highly accomplished and inventive fiddle player, she has adapted, developed and fine-honed these skills to accommodate and give voice to the cello and in so doing, has already created a mark all of her own. Through her ever-colourful playing of dance tunes she has drawn this instrument into centre stage, and equally, her imaginative compositions mark her out as a rare and flourishing talent. Sharon performs with The Kilfenora Céilí band and has recently started to arrange music for the band. She is the first ever full-time cellist in a céilí band. With two Masters degrees in music, Sharon tutors, writes and arranges music for a number of organisations and projects, and has appeared on many albums for a wide variety of artists. Ceoltóir óg na bliana, SHARON HOWLEY.