The Sands Family

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The Sands Family Folk Group have been playing music together for as long as they can remember; from humble beginnings in their renowned “céili house” in Co Down to bringing their unique blend of traditional Irish music with original compositions to the world stage. Now bringing their 40th anniversary celebrations to Enniskillen this autumn, The Sands Family will reflect on a lifetime of song, stories and shared memories.

Their unique career took off when the five siblings secured a three-week residency in New York after winning a Folk Group contest in Dublin’s “Old Shieling Hotel”. Since that they have performed across the globe, gaining particular notoriety in Germany, with one of their songs All the Little Children holding the Number One spot for six weeks in 1973. But while Germany was the scene of one of their greatest triumphs it was also the scene of their greatest tragedy when 21-year-old Eugene was killed in a car crash in 1975. After a hiatus of just over a year the family decided the best way to keep their brother’s memory alive was to keep on singing, and they haven’t stopped since. Join Anne, Ben, Colum and Tommy as they visit an astonishing back catalogue that boasts over twenty albums during this 40th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Booking information: Please note in the event of the main auditorium seating selling out, additional seats at the front may become available; these seats may restrict your view in Row A.

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