Since Sharon's first album back in 1991, her career seems to have been dedicated to trying to merge Irish trad music with different forms of modern pop - reggae, hip-hop even rap. On Out The Gap(1994), Each Little Thing (1997), and Libertango (2003), this worked brilliantly. Any of these albums would be a great intro for someone wanting to get into Irish trad, but not knowing where to start.
But this album, like Live at Dolans, is sloppy and self-indulgent. The problem here is not Sharon - wonderful as ever - but her accomplices. For a newcomer to Sharon's music, this would be the last album I would recommend. All the above named are much better albums. You could then try her two 'really' trad collaborations; Tunes(2005) and Renegade (2007), both with the mighty Michael McGoldrick. My two stars are mainly for the Waterboys' track (who are on one track, not two as the cover claims).