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.

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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Hello, I had a fantastic time recording in Monique Studios the last two days, with David Duffy, Ben Cooper, and Christian Best. Trying this "Make an Album" thing. Can't wait to share with you in the coming months. Thanks to the boys. They're great. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hot club gypsy jazz with these talented boys in the depths of the kingdom.... @ Crowleys now ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi folks finishing up the aul jazz weekend tonight in the Metropole @ 9.30pm with the Quintet ( Gary Beecher on keys)

What a fantastic weekend , a great city we have here, thanks a million to all the people I saw popping in and out to the gigs. This photo by Brian Dunlea sums it all up for me. Thanks.

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Thank you @Brian Dunlea for this snap. First non ' violin bitch face' . Oliver Plunkett 1pm with my quintet today, followed by hot club gypsy jazz w/ Belleville Swing Quartet yeow! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to a great weekend of music with some fabulous musicians, youl find me floating about in these venues shall you wish to hear me squealin' away .

Friday :

1-3pm- The Oliver Plunkett-
Clare Sands Quintet ( Ben Cooper - Drums , Niall McGuiness- double bass, Dylan Howe- piano , Olly ElSholtz- sax , myself- violin/guitar/vocal)
6pm-8pm The Metropole ( Clare Sands Quartet w/ Andre Van Der Hoff - sax, Jazz Festival Launch Upstairs)

1-3pm The Oliver Plunkett - Clare Sands Quintet
5.30pm-7.30pm - The Mutton Lane - Belleville Swing Quartet
10pm- 12am - James St. - Belleville Swing Quartet

( New gypsy swing quartet I am in ft. Ronan Murphy & Neil Murphy - Guitars, Niall McGuiness - double bass, myself - violin )

1-3pm The Oliver Plunkett ( Clare Sands Quintet)

9.30pm The Metropole ( Clare Sands Quintet)

Have a great weekend of fine music one and all.
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That was a beautiful night of music, thanks kieran murphy for the snaps ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello. Charlie's Bar this evening with two magicians, Martin Leahy - drums / pedal steel & Dylan Howe - piano. I'll be playing guitar / violin / singing. Lots of Nina Simone and other jazz / blues tunes, amongst original music and bob Dylan... 9,30 start. ... See MoreSee Less

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This thursday lads and lassies ... See MoreSee Less

Charlies Bar w/ Dylan Howe & Martin Leahy

October 15, 2015, 9:30pm

Charliesbar Unionquay

Sure look, a few tunes with these two boys, Dylan Howe- Keys, Martin Leahy- Drums/ Pedal Steel. I'll be singing a bunch of new tunes ahead of Cork Jazz Fest, sure call away in if yiz find yerselves in...

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In the Sin E tonight, coburg street, with the two legends Olly El Sholtz - sax, and Eoghan Regan- guitar, come say hello ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Debbie Maguire for the photos of me and me daddy at yesterdays "Cork Folk Festival Fiddle Concert", a nice sunday ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Debbie Maguire... What a great fundraiser ... See MoreSee Less

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Such a nice last show in Caffe Vivaldi, Greenwich village last night. Played acoustically amongst the crowd, very cool.

I want to extend my thanks to all venues , sound engineers, friends who came to the shows over the last two weeks ( old and new!) and for such kindness , I had the time of my life.

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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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