Sharon Knight

Sharon Knight

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Sharon Knight's haunting voice is uniquely suited to her modern Celtic sound infused with Rock & Pop sensibilities.

Biography

In a world that is rekindling it’s fascination with the mythic and magical, Sharon Knight feels right at home. The San Francisco-based Celtic songstress brings her own brand of enchantment to the world with her collection of original and traditional songs. Sharon has long been inspired by the fierce and passionate spirit of the Celts, and this is everywhere reflected in her music. Her latest release, Song of the Sea, features lyrical tales of muses and sirens, magical spells, pirates, phoenixes and otherworldly heroes. Her mythic themes, lush instrumentation, and shimmering vibrato are sure to resonate with fans of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, and fans of Stevie Nicks and Loreena McKennitt will find another musical kinship in Ms. Knight as well. Song of the Sea evokes the indomitable spirit of the Celts and reminds us that we can all see the world through the eyes of enchantment.

Lyrics

Phoenix From The Ashes

Written By: Knight/Winter

My eyes glitter sorrow as I watch you
Flee the burning cities of the war
Angels of destuction ride with fury
The warrior was our hero, now he's rotten to the core.

My heart crushed like velvet torn from our Queen
Here she's lying ravaged on the land
I tell myself there's nothing I could do, no
But I cannot wash the bloodstains from my hands

I want to rise, rise like a phoenix from the ashes
Crowned and conquering the shadows of my soul
Rise, rise with my flaming feathers flashing
Rising from the shambles of the old

I curl myself around my desolation
Jewels of hope are shattered in my hand
Fields are black and water runs like poison
I summon up my courage but I don't know where I stand

I want to rise, rise like a phoenix from the ashes
Crowned and conquering the shadows of my soul
Rise, rise with my flaming feathers flashing
Rising from the shambles of the old

Beauty bears the scars of her betrayal
Still her noble spirit endures
Sharp of tongue she puts the challenge to me
"Dare to taste the poison if you want to find the cure"

I want to rise, rise like a phoenix from the ashes
Crowned and conquering the shadows of my soul
Rise, rise with my flaming feathers flashing
Rising from the shambles of the old
Rising from the shambles of the old

Rise, rise like a phoenix from the ashes
Crowned and consecrated to the world soul
Bring to life all the dreams I thought were dying
Rising from the shambles of the old
Rising from the shambles of the old

Star of the Sea

Written By: Knight/Winter

Here she comes, soft as a whisper of wild things
Bringing her siren songs for me to sing
Her charms ensnare me, they capture my senses
As twilight unveils the secret that stirs the hearts of kings

What praises I wouldn’t sing
For the bright star of evening

While there’s a song in my soul that’s worth singing
While there is passion to quicken my blood
I will follow the star of the sea
Until all her songs are sung

I’ve dipped my toes in the madness of muses
Who spin their tunes with strands of their shining silver hair
Now I dance, untamed, drunk in the houses of God, yea,
Singing until my voice is raw

Delirium has me in thrall
Is it freedom or folly?

While there’s a song in my soul that’s worth singing
While there is passion to quicken my blood
I will follow the star of the sea
Until all her songs are sung

I’ve kept my dreams frozen too long
Waiting to wake them with song
It’s a tune I have known all along

While there’s a song in my soul that’s worth singing
While there is passion to quicken my blood
I will follow the star of the sea
And rise up singing

While there’s a song in my soul that’s worth singing
While there is passion to quicken my blood
I will follow the star of the sea
Until all her songs are sung

Discography

Sharon Knight - "Incantation"
Sharon Knight & Pandemonaeon - "Pandemonaeon"
Sharon Knight & Pandemonaeon - "Temple of Dreams - Live!"
Sharon Knight - "Song of the Sea"

Set List

Usually 1 or 2 45-minute sets. Some covers/traditionals

example:

1. Song of the Sea
2. Phoenix from the Ashes
3. King Willie
4. Lagan Love
5. May Morning Dew
6. Captain Blackheart
7. I Fall to My Knees
8. Siren Moon
9. Brian O'Lynn/Pipe on the Hob
10. Scent of Your Skin
11. Black Jack Davy
12. Song of the Sea