Clare Sands



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.

Debut album 'Join me at the Table' is out October 2016 on Itunes & CD Baby.

New single from debut album, out October 2016.

'Satisfy Me' is available on Itunes

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Debut Album Release this October 7th, 2016.
Irish Tour kicking off September 2nd, INEC with Luka Bloom
Photo : Brian Dunlea
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*New Video - Single Release*

Delighted to share my second single from my debut album 'Join Me at the Table' out October 2016 with you all. 'Surfing up in Clare' features Aisling Urwin- Vocals/Harp, David Duffy-Double Bass, Dave Murphy-Pedal Steel, Christian Best- Drums.

I recorded the video with a GoPro with Dylan Howe, you'll see me falling off the board throughout ;)

If you like it , do share it, and you can get your free download HERE..
(With the hope you'll all buy my album;)
Recorded & Mixed by Christian Best.
©Clare Sands, 2016.

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Delighted to announce I'll be joining LUKA BLOOM on his Irish tour for his new album 'Frúgalisto' during September & October. Very excited. This will tie in with my own Irish tour for my debut album 'Join Me at the Table' out October 2016, with the ALBUM LAUNCH in Coughlans, October 13th. Tickets €10. Below are the tour dates so far... Hope to catch you at some.. Exciting times, Yeow!

Sept 2nd Gleneagle Acoustic Room (Luka Bloom) Killarney

Sept 10th Garter Lane Theatre (Luka Bloom) Waterford

Sept 17th Triskel Arts Centre ( Luka Bloom) Cork

Sept 23rd Kennys- Lahinch (Clare Sands Band) Co.Clare

Sept 24th Riverbank Arts Centre (Luka Bloom) Newbridge

Oct 7th Roisin Dúbh (Luka Bloom) Galway

Oct 8th The Greyhound (Clare Sands Band) Co.Clare

Oct 13th ALBUM LAUNCH Coughlans (Clare Sands Band) Cork

Oct 14th Whelans (Luka Bloom) Dublin

Oct 20th Nells Jazz & Blues (Mary Coughlan) London,UK

Oct 22nd Glór Theatre (Luka Bloom final night) Co.Clare
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Photo Brian Dunlea. Tour Announcement Friday, July 29th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Quite a fun time shooting new music video with a Go Pro attached to my head today.... Thanking Dylan Howe too..Looking very forward to sharing my new single (Out August 5th) from my debut album .. Further info to come soon...

For now, here's a short clip of what to expect..Me catching a wave, and falling right off! ( can hear a nice aul gasp for breath)
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Thank you very much for all your support for the first single 'Satisfy Me'... I'm up to Co.Clare (pic1!) this week to film the music video for the second single off the album...Looking forward to sharing, and looking forward to announcing some new Irish dates...:)

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thanks luka, a beautiful weekend in doolin ... See MoreSee Less

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We had the most amazing time
@Doolin Folk Fest in front of 300+ people,
Buzzing! Thanks to David hope and these fantastic boys, Bart Fionn and Dylan. Vids and photos to follow!
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Thanks to The Echo for the lovely write up today. Looking forward to Charlie's bar this evening @9.30pm for an intimate gig with two of my fav musicians, Dylan Howe and Olly ElSholtz. ... See MoreSee Less

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thank you for all the positive feedback so far:) you are all very kind thanks to the Cork Independent for this

‘Satisfy Me’ is a fusion of Corkonion jazz and blues.Sands’ vocals are peculiar; her slight Cork accent and jazzy depth makes for a surprising tone and satisfying accompaniment to her eclectic music'
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*Single Release- Satisfy Me-Official Music Video*

So here it is, my NEW single from my debut album, 'Satisfy Me' featuring a 9 piece band. Please Share/Like (if you like it!) or head on over to Itunes and BUY it here->…/a…/satisfy-me-single/id1110711722

Video by Barra Vernon.Track recorded & mixed by Christian Best.
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Thanks to 4FM, and Dublins 98 Fm for playlisting 'Satisfy me'...Looking forward to the online release tomorrow. ... Hup! ... See MoreSee Less

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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'- Cork Independent

'Sands has veered into jazz and blues and shows a heavy appreciation for Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan in her songwriting and approach to vocal performance. Her style is free and natural as she blazes her own path. She has no time for drama'

'The songs, the voice, the guitar playing,all happening at a very high level. Clare wears her rebel heart on her sleeve as well as her tongue. The future is very bright.She's a star to me already' -Luka Bloom

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