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Clare Sands

Folk // Cork

Channeling the music of her ancestors, fearless fiddler and bilingual singer Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. Creating boundary breaking Fearless Folk music infused with a myriad of influences from around the world, Sands sings for the young and the old, brave and the bold.

Wowing audiences around Ireland & further afield with her groundbreaking style and warrior-like energy, these electrifying live performances see Clare on fiddle, guitar, percussion & vocals combined with live electronics to weave soundscapes of story and song. Whether playing solo or with the likes of Hothouse Flowers, her musical soul brothers, Kíla, Imelda May, Mary Coughlan & more - Clare’s free and fearless spirit is never shy.

2021 saw Clare collaborate with some of Ireland’s finest Folk and Traditional musicians – Susan O’Neill, Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands, Brídín, & Liam Ó Maonlaí – for her unique project ‘Tírdhreacha agus Fuaimdhreacha.’ Described by Mark Radcliffe (The Folk Show, BBC2) as ‘Hypnotic, Tribal, and Full of Life’ – these songs are a taste of the invigorating sound to come.

2022 will see the release of Clare’s highly anticipated self-titled album. This new body of work explores tradition, the sea, and the power of women through the dark and light, love and loss, rise and fall. The return of live performance will bring Clare to Celtic Connections, Folk Alliance International, the Irish Arts Center NYC, Glastonbury Festival and much more – this ‘force of natures’ time has truly come.

Upcoming Gigs

14th October 2022 13:00 Manchester Folk Festival More details