Ben Sands

Ben Sands

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Folk - Contemporary | Newry, Ireland
Total Song Plays: 14,709   
Member Since: 2003
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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 ...