Cork based musician Clare Sands found a love for music very early in life having discovered an affinity for the fiddle at a young age. Since then, she has expanded her skillset to make herself a formidable classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter.
With deep roots in Irish Traditional and folk music, Clare’s music has emanated from these family traditions. Combined with her love of jazz and blues,Clare shows a heavy appreciation for everything from The Rolling Stones and Nina Simone, to Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
Having released her debut album ‘Join Me at the Table’ in late 2016 followed by months of touring with various renowned Irish artists and a sell out album launch, Clare’s first single ‘Satisfy Me’ was met with critical acclaim, followed by title track ‘Join Me At The Table’,
She is now set to release ‘Stella Fiesta’- an upbeat, energetic, multilingual summer single inspired by global travelling and world music. (Available to download on Itunes, CD Baby, Artist’s Website and to stream on Spotify, Youtube)
Having taken her music on the road, Clare has been writing and performing from the metropolitan paradise of Manhattan, to Guatemala’s green hills, to Parisian gypsy jazz clubs. ‘Stella Fiesta’ demonstrates Clare’s love for language, culture, and musical diversity, and shows her audience that she is not afraid to take chances musically.
Clare will be hitting Irish venues this summer with dates below :
–Nelliefreds, Dingle ,Co.Kerry 04-8-17
–The Harbour Bar,Co. Wicklow 10-8-17
–7 Hill Blues Festival, Co. Armagh 11-8-17//12-8-17//13-8-17
–Levis, Ballydehob, Co.Cork 18-8-17
–The Greyhound, Kilkee, Co.Clare 20-8-17
–Doolin Roots Festival, Co.Clare 26-8-17
–Kennys, Lahinch, Co.Clare 27-8-17
‘She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz and blues, while her alluring voice ebbs and flows throughout her music’– Peter McGoran, HOTPRESS
‘So fresh, so exciting’-BBC Radio Ulster.
‘Talented young lady; An exceptional talent. Much more of her to come in the future’- RTÉ Lyric FM.