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Update: 11.05.2010

Mike Kamp Chefredakteur des Folker!zum Auftritt von COLUM SANDS beim Festival Venner Folk-Frühling:
Schwierig, sich auf drei Acts zu beschränken. Bei mir war es die deutsch-irische Kooperation von Liedertach, das derzeit weltbeste Duo McConville & Kommnick sowie Colum Sands. Bei letzterem waren wir uns alle einig - der Mann ist ein Erlebnis!

Colum Sands returns to Germany in October 2007 in a year when his performances bring him from Australia to Israel and from Ireland to the United States.
Following his first Australian tour last year, Colum was voted most popular performer at the National Festival in Canberra and was also featured in the annual  broadcasting highlights of 2006 by Australian Radio, ABC National.
He returned to Australia this year with appearances at major festivals including the prestigious Port Fairy Festival.
Meanwhile back in Ireland, he continues to compile and present the BBC programme Folkclub in the Belfast Studios of BBC Radio Ulster. In an age when radio is leaning more towards middle of the road and pop music, BBC Radio Ulster has just announced that Colum’s programme is now Radio Ulster’s most widely listened to broadcast on the world wide web - an outstanding vote of confidence from folk music fans around the world to his natural skills as a presenter and his choice of music.

Elswhere across the Atlantic ocean, Colum’s skills as a presenter and story teller have just been recognized in another way by the prestigious Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. At this year’s Folklife Festival in early July, Colum will present musicians from all over Northern Ireland on the main music stage of Washington’s National Mall at this huge two week event which draws an audience of over two million visitors. The Institute has also recognized the power of his songwriting and on an album representing the best of  folk and traditional music from Northern Ireland, the Smithsonian Institute has featured one of Colum’s songs, “The Donegal Road”, the opening track from his latest album “The Note That Lingers

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