Ben Sands lives in Newry, County Down, close to the mountains and the sea and not far from the small farm where he and his six siblings grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.
He’s a songwriter who sings about life and love and the ways of the world. Sands is also a multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistles, keyboards, and fiddle.
Ben has been touring and recording with his sister Anne and brothers Tommy and Colum since the late 1960s. The Sands Family have recorded over twenty albums to date; made numerous television appearances; and performed extensively in Ireland, UK, Europe, Canada and USA.
The members of the Family still get together for special tours and festival appearances but are also, pursuing successful solo careers.
Take Your time (1993)
Roots and Branches (1998)
Better Already (Spring Records, 2003)
Take My Love With You (Spring Records, 2010)
Troubadour (Spring Records, 2015)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.