Sharon Howley

Traditional Musician

Sharon Howley is a multi-instrumentalist from Kilfenora, Co. Clare working both as a performer and educator.

Sharon began playing cello at the age of 10 and is now one of the pioneers of cello within Irish Traditional Music. A member of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, she credits her unique style of traditional cello playing to her deep immersion in Irish Music growing up, drawing on techniques from other Irish traditional instrumentalists to create an authentic ‘traditional’ sound.

A primary teacher, with two first class honours Masters degrees in Music, Sharon works with a variety of musicians, groups and organisations as a performer tutor, composer and arranger. She is currently recording her debut solo traditional cello album.

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