RESONATE: Clare Sands

RESONATE: Clare Sands

RESONATE: Clare Sands

On the 4th of November 2021, 6th generation feisty fiddler & bilingual singer Clare Sands took to the stage at glór, Ennis, alongside her collaborators Steve Cooney (guitar) and Liadain Ní Bhraonáin (multi-disciplinary artist) performing new traditional compositions as part of RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies.

RESONATE: Clare Sands – Sing a Song of Old | Casey's Wake

Sing a Song of Old | Casey's Wake

Clare Sands was appointed musician in residence for RESONATE a new music residency collaboration between Music Network and glór which took place between July and November 2021. This major new initiative provides funding, space provision and technical support to encourage the making of new work and creative partnerships. glór is one of six venues across the country working with Music Network to support artists and the development of new music in this way with support from The Arts Council of Ireland.

RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies presented in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), The National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-on-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny).

A unique force in Irish music, fiddler, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands is recognised for her ground-breaking style, passionate performances and infinite musical energy. Exploring what lies between the contemporary and the traditional, her pulsating folk music is infused with influences from around the world. A previous awardee of the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Bursary, Clare is currently working on her self-titled album which explores her deep love of traditional music and the Irish language, whilst reimagining Irish folk music today.