01 Mar DISCOVER: Clare Sands
New to Music Sync Licensing from Ireland
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Style: Alt-Folk, Trad, Celtic
Key words: Dark, Rough, Powerful, Energetic, Forceful, Groovy, Upbeat, Summery, Party, Fun, Funk, Rousing, Mysterious, World, Twist, Empowerment
Ranging from roiling to bright, one thing that you can depend on when it comes to the tracks from Clare Sands is that they are always brave and full of life to the umpteenth degree.
Right from the first note you know that what you have to deal with here is a musical warrior that has her sights set on empowerment, and in particular perhaps, female empowerment, as well as plenty of fun.
Clare’s deep abiding interest in the music of her Irish predecessors, along with her bilingual and multi-instrumental ease and joy, makes her a unique creative force on the Irish music scene, full of excitement, twists and turns, and a re-ordering of the known.
This uniqueness has led to an assortment of collaborations, such as the ones in the videos below – the first of which is a collaboration with Susan O’Neill who is best known, right now, for the work that she is doing with Mick Flannery – and is sure to lead to plenty more.
Feel curious? The best thing to do is simply to just throw yourself right in – head first.
‘An empowering, exceptional talent, channelling the music of her ancestors while reimagining the sound of a new Ireland‘BBC Radio
‘Her performances posses ‘a brilliant energy that’s both irresistible and refreshing as she traverses a path where Irish and English languages, traditional, folk, and contemporary music meet‘Folk Radio UK
The instrumental version of the track Carry My Song was used for this RTÉ opening sequence for the centenary of the Dublin Castle Handover: