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Na Leanai show that Down family Sands are still on the up

Na Leanai are a folk/trad act with real pedigree – they are children of the famous Sands Family from Co Down. Ahead of a charity pre-Christmas gig, Sorcha Turnbull talks to Brian Campbell

Na Leanai play An Cuan in Rostrevor on December 19
THE Sands Family are one of Ireland’s best-known and best-loved folk bands, but now the next generation is stepping into the limelight. While the original band – Tommy, Eugene, Ben, Colum and Anne – are still on the scene (they play the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Monday), five of the Sands children are now performing as Na Leanai (which is Irish for 'the children’). They are a fantastic band in their own right and their debut album Kindred Roots is mostly traditional songs, plus a cover of Winter Trees by The Staves, a cover of The Night is Young by Colum Sands[...]
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