Clare Sands - fiddle player, singer, guitarist, jiu jitsu champion and surfer from Cork who is melding styles from left, right and centre to full effect. From Morocco to Clare she's collaborating with all she meets from Susan O'Neill, to The Hothouse Flowers to Steve Cooney.
Lean in close and listen to Davy Lyon's tale of what quiet determination can achieve. Hear his story of turning his back on a lucrative legal job to go travelling and working on farms. A woman who ran a vineyard told him that if he wanted to be a singer he had to sing. Two and a half years ago he moved to Barcelona to become a musician full time. She's then he's recruited a band, signed a record deal and now he's just about to release his debut album.
After our extended holidays, Born Optimistic podcast is back with season three. What an artist we have to restart with. Beautiful words, music and melodies flow so naturally from Jim Page that being in the same room as him is a rare treat. He's from Seattle but has been visiting Ireland for a while. He's on an extensive tour of Ireland right so check out his live dates at JimPage.net and get to one of his shows.