Channeling the music of her ancestors, 6th generation fiddler and bilingual singer Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. Creating boundary breaking Fearless Folk music inspired by her travels around Ireland and the world, Sands sings for the young and the old, the brave and the bold. Wowing audiences with her groundbreaking traditional style and infinite warrior-like energy, these electrifying live performances see Clare on fiddle, guitar, percussion & vocals combined with live electronics to create soundscapes of story and song. Playing with the likes of Hothouse Flowers, her musical soul brothers, as well as Kíla, Imelda May, Mary Coughlan & more – Clare’s free and fearless spirit is never shy.
We honor the traditional lands in northwestern Vermont of the Abenaki (Wabanaki) Nation of Missisquoi, who have inhabited the Missisquoi River and the Betobagw (Lake Champlain) Valley for thousands of years. We are grateful for their stewardship of the land and animals occupying this beautiful place, in which we are fortunate to live and work. We uplift, honor, and speak the traditional names of the land and people to remind this community and other visitors that these peoples did, and do still, exist.