See............what did I tell you?????? A song and dance man no less.!!!
You know the name Shannon is also a derivative. A few years ago your Ambassador to Ireland was William Shannon.
I think if you search the web you will come across Deirdre Gilsenan who was the principal soloist with Lord of the Dance in the US, and also her brother Matthew who is a leading Irish Tenor, and a member of the Celtic Tenors. You will also probably find him/them on the web. I know them both. My cousin's daughter Fiona is also recognised for her work in the study of snails and such like and I think you will also find her page there somewhere ie Fiona Gilsenan. You should also see a reference to Marion Gilsenan (now deceased) who was Fiona's mother and they then lived in Canada. Marion was an established actress (TV & stage)in Canada.
My name has been associated with the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra (Arizona) for the past 25 years. I have sung there on numerous occasions in my capacity as an Irish Tenor. And I almost forgot the painters......!! Matthew & Deirdre have an aunt Rosita who is an established Batik Artist. When last I heard from her she was in New York. Finally, my brother sings Barbershop, and my sister is also a painter.