Ben Sands is a singer-songwriter, story-teller and multi-instrumentalist, reared on a small farm near the Mourne Mountains in County Down on the East coast of Ireland.
His background is in Irish traditional songs and music stretching back over many generations. With sister, Anne and brothers, Tommy and Colum ("The Sands Family") he has performed in Ireland, UK, USA and Europe since the late 1960s and recorded 15 albums.
Ben has tried his hand on many instruments and after early excursions on piano and fiddle he added further adventures on guitar, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, bazouki and mandolin.
To date, Ben has recorded four solo albums,"Take Your Time(1993),"Roots and Branches"(1998), "Better Already" (2003) and "Take My Love With You" (2010).

Latest News

July 2010
New album "Take My Love With You" ... now on general release.
Available directly via my website http://www.bensands.com
Also on iTunes and Cdbaby.com/BenSands4

Influences

Irish trad. songs & music, Pete Seeger, Clancy Bros/ Tommy Makem, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, Christy Moore etc.

Bio

Ben Sands is a singer-songwriter, story-teller and multi-instrumentalist, reared on a small farm near the Mourne Mountains in County Down on the East coast of Ireland.
His background is in Irish traditional songs and music, a family tradition stretching back over many generations. With sister, Anne and brothers, Tommy and Colum (?The Sands Family?) he has performed in Ireland, UK, USA and Europe since the late 1960s and recorded 15 albums.
Ben has tried his hand on many instruments and after early excursions on piano and fiddle he added further adventures on guitar, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, bazouki and mandolin.
To date, Ben has recorded three solo albums, ?Take Your Time? (1993), ?Roots and Branches? (1998) and ?Better Already? (2003).
He tours solo and in various duo/trio combinations as well as frequent stage get-togethers with the Sands Family.

NEWS

Slowly but surely a new album is emerging ... recording over the Holiday period ... will be ready early in 2010 ...

  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

Albums

This Artist has 3 Albums

Playlists

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Comments

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SteveHindley6115234
over 30 days ago to Ben Sands

Great Ben. with lovely voice and brilliant songs

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Ben Sands
over 30 days ago

Many thanks, Steve - much appreciated. All the very best. Ben



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steveclarke4662010
over 30 days ago to Ben Sands

Love all your stuff.



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Tom Colley (Songwriter)
over 30 days ago to Ben Sands

Ben,
Always a pleasure to listen to your songs. Being of Irish descent makes me partial to Celtic music and you are a true master of the art. I attempt it on my song Heaven Knows, but it pales in comparison to Ronan Isn't Phonin' Anymore. I can thoroughly relate to Writing a Song for You. It's hardest to write for the ones we love the most.

All the best.
Tom



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