A mix of traditional Celtic and a lot of edgy Celtic folk rock improv, Sands celebrates the lush rhythms of the guitar, the virtuosity of the fiddle, the ancient sounds of the Celtic harp and the Irish flute. With 2 CDs out, Celtic Sands has been heard live multiple times on TV and radio and exciting audiences at performances throughout Northern California.
Pleasant, professional, ideal band for our event.
I had Lara play piano for my 60th birthday party. We had a wonderful time! She played a wide variety of musical styles and was sure to include all my special requests. She was the final component that made the evening so magic and memorable! Plus, Lara is friendly, accommodating, professional and charges a reasonable fee. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to make their event special! I just had to laugh when Lara ended our evening with a seemingly effortless Haydn concerto then held up the music and said "that's a lot of notes!" Indeed it was a lot of notes: it looked like someone dumped a gallon on ants on the sheet music! All I can say is I'm glad I paid her by the hour and not by the note! Brava Lara!
What to Expect
Stand up show. Lively, varied. Usually 1 hour long, including instrumentals and singing. For background music, usually instrumentals are onlyt used. Amplification system provided.
Celtic Sands has been a premier California Celtic band since 2006, playing concerts and performances at outdoor music festivals, Scottish games, St Patrick;s Day celebrations, as well as numerous private parties, weddings and other events. The core trio consists of Alina on fiddle, Dave on guitar and Lara on Celtic harp, Irish flute, piano, whistle & bodhran. Sometimes the core trio is joined by one of their singers and can be expanded to include Jim on drums and Pat on electric guitar for a more Celtic rock-style show. Go to Youtube to see many clips from live TV appearances or go to Amazon.com to find the 2008 CD Wild Horses. Their latest CD from 2012 is called Myrddin and can be purchased directly from the Celtic Sands Website.
Past Booked Events
|July 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Launch Party|
|May 14, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|August 13, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 13, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 06, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|January 03, 2015||Birthday Party|
|Lara Garner||harpist, flutist, pianist|
|Michael Mullen||fiddler, guitarist|