THE SANDS FAMILY – Sun 30th July – 8pm – St Bronaghs Club Rooms
The Sands Family’s skillful 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 focusing 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.
Their professionalism lies in allowing their audience to become participants in, rather than observers of, a unique cultural experience.
They grew up on a small farm in the townland of Ryan near the village of Mayobridge, a few miles from the town of Newry. Their parents, Mick and Bridie, both came from families of singers, musicians and storytellers and encouraged a love of Irish culture and tradition in their seven children.
Their house on the Ryan Road was a “ceili house” – a focal point – and neighbours from nearby farms as well as musical wanderers from much further afield often gathered around the fireside for long winter evenings of song, music, “craic” and merriment.
They have graced concert halls and venues all over the globe and we welcome them again to close the festival in style.
No flash photography is allowed. Please be respectful during performances. There is no eating in the event.
You will be emailed a ticket which you must bring with you to the event as proof of purchase.
No Flash Photography, Silence Phones, Unreserved Seating