Polish group Shannon are a genuine musical phenomenon, playing Irish and other Celtic musics with huge skill, panache and great authenticity.
Based in the northern city of Olsztyn, they have performing in various shapes and line-ups for more than twenty years.
On very special occasions, they perform as the Celtic Rivers Orchestra, augmented by a twenty-piece string section.
Regrettably the band’s performances in Ireland are few and far between.
They’re not entirely Polish. The sole Paddy is guitar player and singer Oisin Dillon.
This publicity image was shot on the banks of the River Boyne on their last Irish visit. More images of Shannon can be found on my Music page.