Press Quotes

“An exceptional 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 is the real deal. It is so encouraging to see such a talented young lady….Fantastic.” 

Iarla O Lionaird

“The absolutely brilliant Clare Sands guested on fiddle throughout the evening, taking songs up to another level. They need to hire her full time today!” 

Pat Carty, Hotpress on Hothouse Flowers, Olympia Dublin

“A fabulous fiddle player and fine Irish talent”

John Creedon, RTÉ Radio 1

“A fabulous musician, songwriter and performer. A demon fiddle player!” 

Fiachna O’Braonain

“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

“A Rising Star”

Sean O Rourke, RTÉ Radio 1

“A wonderful artist. So quirky, so different, so talented. I love everything she turns her hand to. A wonder woman!”

Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster

“Blending smooth Latin American lounge, jazz and shimmering ‘60s-style guitars, ‘Let’s Get Lost’ represents Sands’ passion for world music, language and musical diversity”


“Outstanding fiddle player. Her sound is a blend of folk, blues infused jazz and traditional, superbly executed. Self-assured, bubbly and with an infectious personality, Sands is a young lady with melody, rhythm and verse ingrained in her genes. She has endless potential in wherever her musical career takes her”

Lonesome Highway Magazine

“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

“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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