The Sands Family
The Sands Family, the back bone of the Fiddlers Green Festival.
THE SANDS FAMILY – Sun 30th July
Born, bred and based in County Down, Ireland, The Sands Family have been singing and playing music for as long as we can remember. The band played a significant part in the creation of the phenomenal world-wide interest in Irish folk and traditional music. They have been the inception and Nucleus of the Fiddlers Green Festival and have supported it every year for the last 30!
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.
08:00 PM 5-7 Mary St, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AY, UK