SANDS FAMILY / NA LEANAI
TWO GENERATIONS OF SANDS FAMILY!
Ulster’s First Family of Folk, The Sands, continue to enthral fans of Irish music 40 years after they first took to a stage.
Founded in the 1970s the band played a significant part in the creation of the phenomenal world-wide interest in Irish folk and traditional music.
Their appearances at Ballyshannon Folk Festival were an annual pilgrimage for folk fans from all across Europe.
The Sands Family’s skilful mix of traditional Irish music and song with their own thought- provoking compositions propelled them to stardom, winning awards worldwide, spawning tribute bands in Europe and America, and focussing international attention on the rich cultural heritage of their home.
Renowned as performers, writers and presenters, Anne Ben, Colum and Tommy Sands have remained at the centre of Irish music for a generation and show no evidence of running out of inspiration, enthusiasm or energy.