Ben Sands ...


... is an Irish Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Storyteller living in Newry, County Down

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54595 Prüm

54595 Prüm, Haus der Kultur, Konviktkapelle, Kalvarienbergstr. 1, 54595 Prüm, Germany


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Alt-Heiligensee, Berlin, Villa Dorfaue, Alt-Heiligensee 67, 13503-Berlin, Germany


47495 Rheinberg

47495 Rheinberg, Bürgerhaus Alte Feuerwache Budberg, Rheinkamper Str. 41, 47495 Rheinberg, Germany

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Ben Sands

Ben Sands lives in County Down, Ireland, 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 sings songs - mostly his own.  He writes songs - about life and love and the ways of the world. Some are whimsical, some are sad and some are very humorous indeed. In between, he tells stories of his formative years and his adventures on The Road ... and some of these stories are true!

He plays quite a few instruments - guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistles, keyboards, and fiddle - he has even been known to wrestle a tune from the uilleann pipes.

In recent years, Ben has been primarily a Solo Artist, performing mostly in Ireland, UK and Europe, but with occasional trips across The Atlantic.

Whenever possible, he joins sister, Anne and brothers Tommy and Colum as members of the illustrious and much-loved band, The Sands Family

Ben's "live" shows are legendary : he performs consistently with the same natural ease, whether playing to a large theatre audience or at an intimate House concert.

Meanwhile his songs and musical compositions are also travelling widely, finding their way into the repertoires of many artists, near and far. 

To date, Ben has released six solo albums, including "Better Already" (featuring the oft-recorded "Hug" song) and the highly acclaimed “Take My Love WIth You” : its title track was written for and sung to his daughter Kellie on her wedding day.

Ben's most recent album, "Troubadour" was released in December, 2015.

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