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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Abair Liom Do Rúin – Clare Sands, Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands (Official Video)

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Abair Liom Do Rúin – Clare Sands, Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands (Official Video)

It is often said that Spring roars in like a lion, and out like a lamb.
When Clare Sands found herself in a 500 year old off-grid cottage up the side of a mountain in Donegal, she wondered whether she had set herself up for slaughter with two lions of Irish Folk music, Steve Cooney and Tommy Sands…….

“The lamb and lions were soon dancing to the same tune, elevated by that potent Irish potion (starts with a ‘P’ ends with an ‘oteen…..”)

Written & recorded over three days and nights by candle-light to create a mantra that growls from the belly and sings from the heart, ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’ (Abair Liom do Rúin) is a transcendent, traditional trance-like ode to Spring that pulsates and captivates the young and the old, pulls and pushes the brave and the bold…..




Ⓒ IMRO 2021
Ⓒ Lóma Productions 2021

Composed, Produced, & Arranged by Clare Sands
Guitar : Steve Cooney
Spoken Word : Tommy Sands
📹 Liadain and Kasia Kaminska
Edited by Liadain Kaminska
🎧Mixed & Mastered at Wavefield Studios

With Huge Thanks to The Arts Council of Ireland (Traditional Arts Bursary)


13 Responses

  1. Katie VR says:

    This is such a beautiful video my gosh.

  2. Intensely good! Fantastic recording, great playing all around and a mesmerizing melody well-sung! Loved it.

  3. Jimmy Smyth says:


  4. Colleen D says:

    Is aoibhinn liom é seo! Maith sibh agus go raibh maith agaibh as an amhrán álainn

  5. Powerful. ' and the wise woman were thought possessed by devils'

  6. Great stuff as always, Clare! 🔥🧨💪🏽🤠👍🏽🧨🔥

  7. Ruth Feeney says:

    Love this music 🎶

  8. Paarrrrrful 💚🇮🇪

  9. Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. David Doran says:

    Ar dóigh ar fad👌👌

  11. Magnifico! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌😍😍😍😍😍

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