“An exquisite talent. Talented young lady; what a fine singer.I love how she retains her accent in her vocal production. Much more of her to come in the future”
Carl Corcoran, RTÉ Lyric Fm

“Clare’s musical style has a wide variety of reference points. 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 Fantastic”
Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster

“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

“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”
The Last Mixed Tape

“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”

“Sands’ vocals are peculiar; her slight Cork accent and jazzy depth makes for a surprising tone and satisfying accompaniment to her eclectic music.”
Cork Independent

“Multi-Talented Songstress. Top Class Sounds”
Jack L

“Sands has forged a fantastically feisty fusion of folk, jazz and trad that simultaneously soothes and excites as it unfolds. Its innovative sound and smooth execution are guaranteed to grab the attention of a vast and varied listenership”
Pure M Magazine

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Clare & Seamus Sands at Cork Folk Festival, 2016

Clare Sands Band at Doolin Folk Festival, 2016

Clare Sands at Cork Jazz Festival, 2015

Clare Sands & Aisling Urwin, ahead of their Irish Tour, 2014


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