Described by RTÉ Lyric FM as an ‘Exceptional talent‘ and HOTPRESS as ‘Passionate and Alluring‘, Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, session musician, and songwriter hailing from the vibrant musical city of Cork.
A sixth generation fiddler, gracing an electric guitar in one hand and Yamaha endorsed funky violin in the other,
Sands creates eclectic & energetic trad infused popular music, meandering in and out of musical genres using an array of instruments including violin & guitar, and harmonica & saxophone, intertwined with melodious gravely vocals.
‘An Irish fiddle playing reincarnation of Janis Joplin’, Sands has been wowing audiences around the world with her unique style, exceptional performance, and infinite energy. Working as both a sought after session musician with the likes of The Hothouse Flowers, Mick Flannery, The Stunning, Jack L, Luka Bloom, SON and many more, as well as selling out dates around Europe as a solo artist in her own right, the multitalented Clare Sands’ time has come.
‘Clare Sands is the real deal. So encouraging to see such a talented young lady. Fantastic’ – Iarla O Lionaird.
‘An impassioned voice and musical genius on stage. A unique force in Irish music’ – Hotpress.
‘A Rising Star’- Sean O Rourke, RTÉ Radio 1.