Sharon Knowles emigrated from Scotland to the US in 1997. She quickly became a sought after teacher and is a popular performer and giver of workshops from North Carolina to Alaska. She has been hired by many agents in the DC area to perform for Embassy functions and many other significant occasions. Sharon has worked alongside many well-known musicians, including William Jackson and Grainne Hambly, and taught at many summer schools in the United States, including the Ohio Scottish Arts School and Common Ground on the Hill.
Sharon is featured on several recordings and is currently working on her first solo album, The Raven’s Wing. She plays in the band Fynesound, and with Sue Richards in the celtic harp duo HEN. Fynesound released Almost Home in the autumn of 2005 and HEN released a mini CD in the same year. John and Sharon Knowles released Ferry Cottage three years after emigrating. Sharon was the first harp player to perform with both a Highland dancer and an Irish dancer - one example of her innovative attitude towards the Celtic traditions. Her exciting accompanying style is another. In addition, she has played her harp for large theatre productions and organized shows for both adults and children.
The band Fynesound and the harp duo, HEN have similar experience. Also available is a hammered dulcimer, keyboard, harp, fiddle trio called Jug of Punch. Something for every occasion!
Sharon Knowles (celtic harp),
John Knowles (fiddle, mandolin, guitar),
Karin Loya (cello),
Linda Rice - Johnston (vocals),
Kim Lyons (Highland dance),
Shannon Dunne (Irish dance, concertina),
Tabby Finch (h.dulcimer, keyboards)