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With a fiddle in one hand and a guitar in the other,Clare Sands is a songwriter, musician, and composer  based in Cork, Ireland.

With deep roots in Irish traditional and folk music, her music emanates from these family traditions, combined with her love of Jazz and the Blues.

Get the new album here.

"An artistically sensitive individual ; a versatile and skilled vocalist, with a distinctive new voice"

Professor Jonathan Stock, head of University College Cork Music.

Official music video for "Change Is A Comin" , debut single from Clare Sands, filmed by Inhale Exhale.


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Few choons tonight in Charlies Bar with Dylan Howe on keys ( and whatever other interesting contraption he decides to bring ) Olly El Sholtz on saxophone, and meself. Ill have a bunch of CDs with me aswell, shall anyone like one, 9.30pm yeow! www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3AFebZGRvU ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Folks, arrived back to lovely sunny Ireland this morning to these - so very happy to share Ash Urwinky and myself's first LIVE ALBUM with you all, 'Live In Charlie's Bar' featuring Olly El Sholtz on sax.

15 tracks, some originals,and covers of Bob Dylan,Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones and Etta James songs to name a few.

I will be playing Charlie's this week (thur) and have some with me then for sale for €10 alternatively send me a message and I'll post / give you one! (€12 for postage inc. CD if you want to hear our shite!) Will also post link to my website during the week.

Thanks all, looking forward to you all hearing it.

Clare
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Some Dylan with an Italian group last night, myself on mandolin there in the corner, no White Russians involved in this video... ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi folks, I've been quiet , due to these, I'm here in Italy teaching!

Back next week, will post up some gigs before I head over to NYC for shows, and share mine and Aisling's new live album with you all, that I will have hard copies of next week. Very excited about it.

Hope the summer is going well for you all.

Clare
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Hi Folks.
Playing Charlies Bar tonight at 9.30pm. Eoghan Regan on guitar, Olly El Sholtz on saxophone, and Myself. We will be playing my own tunes, Dylan, some old Jazz tunes, some trad, and a couple of songs from Eoghan. It should be a lovely night. I'm off tomorrow morning for a while, so do come down and hurl abuse at me!
Clare
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Hello. There is going to be a great night of music tonight in Cork's Oliver Plunkett to celebrate Rory Gallagher. Upstairs in Crowleys will see some great bands ( Tres Hombres and Boxcar Beartha) to name a few. I'll be downstairs with our Sunday night band, what's that sound, and dad's mandolin will be getting her first appearance when I attempt Gallaghers 'Goin to my Hometown' , anyhow a nice night ahead, Clare! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello, tonight in the Sin E, Eoghan Regan - guitar
Olly El Sholtz - Saxophone
Myself- Violin/Vocals,
If anyone is floating about!

Also, tomorrow my great fried Ben Cooper plays his final year big band recital in CSM at 4pm. He's a fabulous musician ,a great friend, and it will be one not to be missed ( even though I'll unfortunately miss it!) any jazz lovers should get into it :)
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Hi all- I am a free lady!

Starting back gigging next week around the city, here are some dates. Also, very excited to say mine and Aisling's album "Live in Charlies Bar" featuring Olly ElSholtz on sax has just been mixed, and we are getting ready to send them to the printers, courtesy of Donnacha Moniyan in Rise Studios. Check out our TEASER video below, harp/two vocals/ sax version of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones. Can't wait to share the album with you all in the coming weeks.


May 21st- Gallaghers ( w/ Aisling Urwin)
May 28th - The Oliver Plunkett (4 piece Clare Sands & The Cranes)
June 4th- Sin É ( w/ Eoin Regan & Olly ElSholtz)
June 11th- El Fenix ( Whiskey Business)
June 18th- Charlies Bar ( Clare Sands Trio)


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Hi all- my final year UCC recital will be in Cyprus Avenue tonight at 7pm. There is really great music on all day and night. I will be playing all original pieces and songs, hope to see some of you there, ( mixture of Blues, Jazz and Folk) and thank you to these really wonderful gentlemen for helping me out.

-Ben Cooper - drums
-Niall McGuinness - double bass
-Dylan Howe- piano
- Olly El Sholtz- saxophone
-Yours truly- Violin / Guitar/ Vocal

(Photo by Barra Vernon)
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Clare Sands & Aisling Urwin perform the beautiful "Siúil a Rúin" live in Charlies Bar, Cork City. Filmed by Brian Dunlea (www.briandunlea.com). Check out www.claresands.com or www.aislingurwin.com/ for more info ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi all, tonight I get a break from Jazz violin and get to play some of the good stuff with one of the finest musicians I know.

I'll be Mr Aaron Dillon tonight in El Fenix, I'll be playing Bluegrass/Country/Folk and lots of other fine music with Declan Hoegaarden. Looking very forward to this further study Procrastination.
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Another Brian Dunlea snap that I never posted- Here's one of me sort of smiling ( which I wont be doing for the next two weeks whilst mid- exams! ha! )

Some lovely gigs lined up for after these exams, and some great news a -comin.

Enjoy the sunshine
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"Clare writes with a really true sense of freedom in her lyrics, just as young Dylan did. As for her vocals, they grace her words with all the care of an experienced musical surgeon at work"

"There is a fearlessness in Clare's writing; I love it. Audiences can hear and see what she's got, and know it's unique and different. As for her fiddle playing, she has such a great flair for improvisation. She certainly knows how to deliver"

"Clare Sands has been one of our best finds. She has unique ways in covering classic songs and making them her own. She is a real talent and a firm favourite of ours in our venue"

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