Clare Sands – Fri 8th sept


Connollys of leap proudly presents

 – Claire Sands – 

Friday, September the 8th @ 7pm.  tickets on sale now €18.50 + €1.5 booking

Channelling the music of her ancestors, Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. Weaving traditional roots with Contemporary sounds and influences, Sands sings for the young and the old, brave and the bold. 

A 6th generation fiddler & bilingual singer, Sands has been wowing audiences around the world with her groundbreaking fearless folk style and infinite warrior-like energy. Electrifying live performances see Clare on fiddle, guitar, percussion, vocals & cassette recordings. An unmissable, raw live performer, she brings her audience on an exhilarating journey of celebration, resilience and hope


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2022 saw the release of Clare’s highly anticipated self-titled album. Earning her a ‘Best Folk Singer’ nomination for the Irish Folk Awards, Irish Times Top 5 Folk albums of 2022, No.1 single ‘Sail On‘ featuring on RTÉ1 and Spotify’s ‘A Breath of Fresh Éire‘ playlist, and highly acclaimed praise from the BBC, Songlines Magazine & Folker (DL). Following stand out performances at Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections & the Irish Arts Centre NYC last year, Clare will continue to carry her song throughout the UK, Europe & USA this year. Recent performance highlights include Cambridge Folk Festival and Belfast Trad Fest 2023. 


‘Sands reach is wide & deep. This album speaks most of all of resilience & solidarity, of friendship & kinship. 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.’ 

Siobhán Long, The Irish Times 


‘Armed with the combined powers of virtuosity, boldness, and a touch of madcap spontaneity, Clare Sands has continued to mark herself as one of Irish music’s most compellingly unique forces.’ 

Lucy O’Toole, Hotpress Magazine 


‘Sands excavates into Ireland’s ancient myths & landscapes whilst exploring the political exigencies of it’s here and now… A bold, beautiful album brimming with ideas.’ 

Songlines Magazine