Clare Sands

Cork City, County Cork

With a fiddle in one hand and a guitar in the other, Cork based Clare Sands is a singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. She performs in a variety of genres, her own material being a mixture of Blues & Folk. With deep roots in Northern Ireland and County Wexford, Clare started playing the fiddle at the age of four, learning tunes off her father Seamus on a weekly basis. As well as playing Traditional Irish Music from an early age with different family members, Clare also trained classically on the violin.

Her mother Susan bought her a guitar in her early teens, and gave her a strong love of the Blues, playing legends like Muddy Waters and Eva Cassidy on the way to school. She soon found a love for song writing, and used whatever instruments that lay around the house like the guitar, the piano, the bodhrán or the mandolin to accompany herself.

Having just spent the summer of 2013 gigging around New York City, Clare has returned to Cork to finish her degree in Music and Italian in UCC. There, she has met fabulous musicians such as Aisling Urwin, a singer-songwriter and harpist hailing from Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Aisling and Clare play together as a Blues/Folk duo, playing a mixture of their own original material to The Rolling Stones, Jeff Buckley, Paul Brady, and sets of jigs and reels. Both their voices,instrumentation , and ecentric personalities highly compliment each other. Aisling also plays in Clare's band "Clare Sands & The Cranes".
Clare is currently working on her debut EP that she hopes to have out next year.

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Clare Sands & Aisling Urwin || "I'm Shakin" || Awesome Harp Solo (Blues) Clare Sands with Aisling Urwin :: "Change Is A Comin" :: Live Busking Ireland Meghan Ali - "Coming Home" - Official Irish Christmas Music Video Clare Sands with Aisling Urwin :: "It's Only Rock & Roll" :: Live Christmas Busk Cork City

Upcoming Gigs

  16 Apr 2014 21:00 Ryans Music Club, Kilkenny   Ryans with Joey Ryan    
  17 Apr 2014 21:00 The Red Chair, Wexford , Wexford   The Red Chair    
  24 Apr 2014 21:00 Crowleys, Kenmare, Kerry   Crowleys    
  28 May 2014 10:00 Cafe de kletskop - Amsterdam, Amsterdam   Cafe de kletskop - Amsterdam    
  29 May 2014 00:30 Mulligans Amsterdam, amsterdam   Mulligans--Amsterdam    
  5 Jun 2014 21:00 Artliners, Berlin   Artiners