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Clare Sands

Folk // Connemara, Galway

Channeling the music of her ancestors through her deep rooted Irish Traditional fiddling and bilingual song, Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. A sixth generation fearless feisty fiddler, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is breaking the boundaries of Irish Music. She makes pulsating Folk music, infused with a myriad of influences from around the world to create an invigorating new Irish sound, for the young and the old, brave and the bold.

Sands has been wowing audiences around Ireland and further afield with her groundbreaking style, passionate performance, and infinite warrior-like energy. Performing at The National Concert Hall, Other Voices, Electric Picnic, The Olympia Theatre & Body & Soul (to name just a few) with the likes of Hothouse Flowers, Mick Flannery, Albert Hammond, The Stunning, Susan O'Neill, Jack L, Niamh Regan, Luka Bloom and many more, as well as selling out dates around Ireland as an artist in her own right, this 'force of natures' time has come.

Throughout 2021, Clare has been collaborating with some of Ireland’s finest Folk and Traditional musicians to compose four new songs over the four seasons, inspired by the landscapes and soundscapes of the four provinces. These compositions with Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands, Susan O’Neil, Brídín and Liam Ó Maonlaí will feature on Clare’s highly anticipated self-titled debut album of pulsating Folk, due for release in 2022.

'An empowering, exceptional talent channeling the music of her ancestors to create the sound of a new Ireland'

BBC Radio Ulster