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Shane Hennessey

Ireland

Shane Hennessy is an Irish virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist, singer/songwriter, & composer. He has performed at major festivals such as MerleFest, Walnut Valley, and Milwaukee Irish Fest, and recently completed a tour of Germany with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Irish Music Magazine have called him "one of the most exciting live performers of his generation". Coming from a background in Irish traditional music, Shane has been captivating audiences globally for the past few years, with sell-out solo tours in Europe, Russia, and the United States under his belt, as well as regular appearances at major international music festivals. He has released four albums of original music, and his most recent album ‘Rain Dance’ has been hailed as “a triumphant reaffirmation of his virtuosity and compositional excellence” by Irish Music Magazine. Shane has collaborated with Grammy-winner Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance), and was named Male Musician Of The Year at the 2021 American Listener-Supported Radio Awards. Shane has developed an unmistakably unique voice as a fingerstyle guitarist, blending his native Irish music with elements of jazz, country, blues, funk, classical, soul, world, and hip-hop, both vocally and instrumentally. His live shows are known for their energy and variety - listeners can expect anything from Bach to Beyoncé! He has released four albums of original music - Zephyrus (2015), and Marrakech (2017), and most recently Rain Dance (2020), and Idircheol (2020). Shane is currently working on his début vocal album, which will be released in 2023. https://www.shanehennessy.ie/

Shane Hennessey
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