Cathy Shannon is a Saudi Arabian born, half Irish and half Indonesian singer-songwriter based in Galway, Ireland. She has been writing songs since she was six, with inspiration from folk musicians such as Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and John Mellencamp.
‘Folk with tears and giggles’ is the best way to describe her unique storytelling style of music, ranging from funny stories to the ones that stir the soul. Some songs are based on real events and some are just bizarrely made up to tickle the mind. From the scary yet funny experience of being stalked in ‘Stalker Jimmy’, a scarred heart in ‘Sleepy Jones’, dance floor clumsiness in ‘Three Left Feet’ to the quirky characters in ‘The Witchdoctor Waltz’.
Having performed her music across Europe, Japan and New York, her dream is to share her music and stories all over the world.