Voice on the Line
Tracy Sands is a traditional Irish and Contemporary Irish Vocalist from a small village in County Down called Mayobridge, situated on the north east coast of Ireland. She began singing at the age of eight for her home town and has since then competed in and won many local and national singing competitions. Her family stems from a long line of Traditional Irish folk music which includes the very famous 'Sands Folk Family', who are known not only in Ireland, but in Europe and the U.S.A. She played at many festivals and concerts in Ireland before coming to America, including the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, where she was invited as the guest singer for the W.B Yeates International Festival in 1994. She also appeared at the Fiddlers Green Festival, Rostrevor Co. Down in 1995. Now living in Florida, Tracy has performed on many local stages for over four years now and has participated in the West Palm Beach Irish Festival and South Florida Folk Festival, three years running, and the Bad Abbotts Irish Festival, Boston. This year she appeared for the first time at the hugely popular 'Sunfest 2000', here in West Palm Beach. Her debut album 'Voice on the Line' was recorded in Florida early 1997 and Tracy takes credit for the title track. The CD is not only a colaboration of well known Irish songs, it also boasts a 'contemporary kick', as described by Charles Passey, of the Palm Beach Post, with four original songs including the rock edge she gives to her own song 'Voice on the Line.' Her second album, 'Enchanted,' available now, marks the beginning of new lively sounds and strong Irish ballads showing not only Tracy's traditional Irish vocal but her ability to reach new audiences with strong contemporary vocals. Tracy can be seen performing all over the East and West coast of Florida, as well as at venues throughout America. For more information about the album 'Voice on the Line' or her new CD 'Enchanted' contact Tracysands@aol.com.