‘Sands reach is wide & deep. This album speaks most of all of resilience & solidarity, of friendship & kindship. This fine debut revels in Sands innate & fearless curiosity, and her insistence on diving deep below the surface. A mighty first step to what promises to be a lifelong expedition’
-The Irish Times ****
Released September 28th 2022, Clare’s self-titled album is a celebration of resilience, love and hope.
It explores tradition, the sea, and the power of women through
the dark and light, love and loss, and the rise and fall.
Written & recorded over two years along the West coast of Ireland from Mizen to Malin, Clare found a path where the Irish and English languages, Irish traditional, folk, and contemporary music meet. Pulsating rhythms, traditional melodies and bilingual song are interwoven with spoken word guests Manchán Magan, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Fiachna Ó Braonáin & Tommy Sands, and musical guests Aisling Urwin.