On: September 29, 2015 @02:07 pm
Many thanks, Steve! All the very best from up here to down there!
On: September 29, 2015 @12:20 pm
Hi Ben Love the music especially the Irish ballads, your music is not only funny but has a sense getting you in touch of what is real to us and our experiences of the past. Keep them coming. Steve Sims (Australia)
On: September 13, 2015 @10:54 am
Many thanks, Connie! Indeed it was a great night - I enjoyed it immensely!
On: September 13, 2015 @10:17 am
P.S. Your lovesong in the First Part was the best! Had tears in my eyes......
On: September 13, 2015 @09:43 am
Hey Ben! Thanks for a Great evening in BREDENBECK!
On: August 01, 2015 @09:34 am
What time is the concert in Ballycastle tonight
On: July 27, 2015 @03:37 pm
Thank you and all the Sands young and not so young for a fantastic feast of music last night at "fiddler's green" Ros5revor.You are a very talented musician and singer. Christine
On: April 28, 2015 @08:22 pm
Hi Dag Arne! Looking forward to catching up with good Norwegian friends at the weekend in Oslo and Tangen!
On: April 28, 2015 @06:05 pm
We do lookin forward to have you back in Norway dear Ben. A lot of fans here become wery pleased when they heard, you will be back ton old friends again!!
On: April 13, 2015 @08:01 am
Great to see you, Anja & Martin - indeed it was a lovely evening in Schlosskirche Köpenick, thanks for coming - and for the Cheesecake! Lecker!
On: April 13, 2015 @07:38 am
Dear Ben. What a great evening yesterday in Koepenick! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed your performance as often before. We are always looking forward to seeing you again and chat a bit. Stay as you are! Hope to see you soon. All the best! Anja & Martin
On: March 15, 2015 @07:03 am
Hello Ben, thank you for a realy wunderful evening, yesterday. I'm the friend of Stefan and gave you a ittle help with the PA. The evening was amazing and my friends and i had have enjoyed your concert in Waxweiler. I have to say that your german is much better than the english of the most german people. You have a nice humor, too. I hope that you had have fun and enjoyed the envening as much as i did. So i can say only, we wish you all the best and thank you so much.
On: March 10, 2015 @07:29 pm
Hi, see you on 14-03-2015 in Waxweiler. Grüsse aus Reiff Germany, Lijdia
On: February 01, 2015 @11:06 am
Dear Ben. We were happy to meet you again last Friday evening and of course it was worth to come the way from Berlin to Dresden for your performance :-). Hope, you arrived safely in Berlin yesterday. See you soon. Take good care! Anja & Martin
On: January 31, 2015 @10:38 am
Hi Ben glad you are doing so well here and also Berlin. Yours songs are amazing keep up the good work. Hope you liked the wee piggies LOL!!!
On: January 21, 2015 @03:56 pm
Dear Ben, thank you for your great performance yesterday, I really enjoyed it ! Hope to see you soon :) Benita
On: January 09, 2015 @11:45 am
I look forward to meeting you there too, Nicole and Mirco!
On: January 09, 2015 @11:34 am
We are so excited and really looking forward to meet you in Burscheid soon! Bleib gesund bis dahin ;-) Nicole & Mirco
On: December 17, 2014 @09:05 pm
Hi Anja & Martin! Great to see you in Oranienburg! The cheesecake chocolate disappeared very quickly! Take good care bis bald Ben
On: December 14, 2014 @04:37 pm
Dear Ben, We very much enjoyed the evening with you in Oranienburg! Thanks so much for singing the Cheesecake Song for me! Hope, you liked the cheesecake chocolate :-). We like your songs, your voice and your humor very much. As soon as possible we will come to one of your next concerts! All the best for you and Merry Christmas!
On: December 13, 2014 @11:41 am
kochana dziewczyna w okulary ,,, może spotkamy się w Polsce! Najlepsze życzenia, Ben
On: December 12, 2014 @08:15 pm
Thanks for your compliment =) I think it's not possible to see you again because we were on a one day trip. We're from Poland.
On: December 12, 2014 @08:49 am
Dear 'Girl in Glasses' Great to see you and your friends yesterday - thanks for your kind words! Maybe we meet at a concert soon! Compliments on your English! Alles Gute, Ben
On: December 12, 2014 @12:43 am
Yesterday I was in Berlin in Arkaden on Potsdamer Platz. I and my two friends saw you singing and we fell in love with your music. We were sitting on your left. You asked if we want to sing with you but we couldn't because we didn't knew any of yours songs and we were meeting our teachers in ten minutes... =( that was so nice of you =) your voice is so magical and hypnotyzing and it was a big pleasure to hear you there. We where there only 20 to 30 minutes and we were not going to leave if we weren't meeting our teachers. We enjoyed it very very much. Thank you =)
On: November 11, 2014 @09:17 pm
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed last night at The Mucky Duck, Flint, North Wales. It was the first time we have seen you and hope it won't be the last. What a great talent you have. Loved the HUGS too. XX
On: October 21, 2014 @03:52 pm
I've just recently been told that the option of leaving a comment here has been inadvertently "switched off" for a while! So now I've switched it on again - be gentle!!! Ben
On: April 23, 2013 @11:02 pm
Just heard "I'm Glad It Was You" on a stream out of Ireland - great song. I'm a Fort Worth, Texas based Irish/American folkie and I'm going to have to work it up and put it in the set. I'll pick-up the disc over here, and, I'm sure I'll like more of your stuff as well. What a talented family to be a part of. Cheers to you.
On: April 07, 2013 @07:35 pm
Congratulaions Barbara and Ben, Another great concert in aid of 'Leukaemia Research'- Barbara always greatly appreciates the support from guest Entertainers and the Audience who make it all possible. Barbara was able to send a cheque to the charity for over £1000 pounds, wonderful.
On: February 06, 2013 @02:17 pm
Hi Alan Drop me a line to email@example.com ... see what can be done about that Coffee and Cheesecake! All the best Ben
On: February 03, 2013 @01:07 pm
hi ben, love your music, bit of a mad question for ya, i'm starting to play the guitar and my fav song of yours is coffee and cheesecake, i can't find the chord for this song and was wondering if you could help me out.
On: June 23, 2012 @02:43 am
Hi: I thought I would include a message in your guestbook, so I would be immortalized. Wish you were with us in beautiful Santa Barabra. The mountains and foilage are lovely. The Lotus garden was exceptional.
On: May 16, 2012 @10:28 pm
Hi Michael Great to see you and Andrea too - and other Lintorf friends! I look forward to the next time! All the very best Ben
On: May 11, 2012 @10:25 pm
Hi Ben, we're so glad we could be with you in Lintorf tonight. Wonderful concert. We like your music and yourself, too. Please come back soon, we will bring all our friends. Have fun! Andrea and Michael
On: April 21, 2012 @05:15 pm
Hello Ben, Hello Barbara, It was great to be able to join you again this year for another concert in aid of 'Leukaemia Research' in Newry. We understand a substantial amount of money was raised for the fund 'Congratulations Barbara' also 'Well Done to Ben and Friends for a wonderful evenings entertainment.
On: March 30, 2012 @11:05 pm
It was a pleasure to listen to you. I like your stories and the sensitive texts of your songs, and of course your humor. Thank you for the unforgetable evening in the "Keller of Wiesentheid", Kreis Kitzingen ;-)
On: March 30, 2012 @10:00 am
Thank you Ben for the wonderful evening in the "Keller of Wiesentheid" I like your songs and stories. Your "deutsch" isnÂ´t so bad :-) I hope, you can collet many "Umarmungen"
On: March 02, 2012 @10:45 pm
Hello Ben! It was a wonderful evening in Kreuz und Quer at 2.March 2012! I enjoyed your songs and stories! Many greetings from the lady with the green eyes!! ;-)
On: January 27, 2012 @09:08 pm
Hey :)! Like Michael (Klatt) said already below it was an amazing evening with you - you made it perfect with your songs and stories! Thank you so much, Heike P.S.: Are you already in Denmark?
On: January 26, 2012 @01:25 am
hi Good evening Ben ,wow so good 2 hear from u ,so glad we r freinds have a good blessed night God be with u all yur NORTH CAROLINA FRIEND PAT
On: January 15, 2012 @01:43 pm
Hi Ben, we loved the as we say Wohnzimmer-Konzert (livingroom concert) last Saturday. We enjoyed your performance very much and singing with you was fantastic. We are looking forward to May 11th. Andrea & Michael
On: January 02, 2012 @08:14 pm
Hi MR BEN wow how its great hearing from u all,here n north carolina its wind snowing & turning colder so good hearing from u Christian brother ,yur christian friend pat hawks,lowgap nc
On: December 25, 2011 @07:17 pm
The gifts of Christmas are many, but friendship is the nicest of all. Hi Ben, to wish you a merry Christmas Day, and a year thatÂ´s bright in every way. All the best and a big hug from your Northern Lights from Delmenhorst Inge and JÃ¼rgen. We hope, we see you next year. Best wishes for Anne, Colum and Tommy.
On: November 19, 2011 @11:10 pm
Hi Ben How great to see you in the East Midlands on your recent mini-tour. I enjoyed your concert at Bingham where you appeared to be so at ease and welcomed by the whole audience, a great evening! I also really enjoyed your concert at the Guildhall in Leicester, a very haunted place, and loved it when you sang the Ghost in This House song, very fitting. What a wonderful setting! You drew the audience out beautifully and had them all singing at the end, once more, stories and songs of your life were enthralling and enjoyable. I look forward to your next visit to this part of the world and who knows, you may even find time to visit Lincoln, explore the hill and the flatland and engage a whole new audience. I look forward to this happening, perhaps in 2012?
On: October 26, 2011 @10:34 pm
Hi Ben, well done! you are making me addicted to yourself. i'm so happy that i found this site. i wish your cds were available in Iran and i could buy all your works at once. you're great. be safe. a.
On: October 10, 2011 @08:01 am
Hello Mr. Sands!! I recently discovered your incredible music via Jango. Its so beautiful and soothing, I can't get enough of it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift with us all.
On: August 13, 2011 @11:00 pm
Hi Ben Great to see you when I travelled to Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor to see the Sands Family closing the Festival. You and the rest of the family were in top form. The audience certainly appreciated the music, songs and stories. I look forward to seeing you later in the year, both on your own tour and with others in 'In Love With the Dance' in Newark and Leicester.
On: August 10, 2011 @07:06 pm
Wish I could say how much I enjoyed the show - which I know I would - but that's for future time. I will say, however, I have listened to several of your songs and I really like what you do - the words and the tunes. I will take more time to listen again soon.
On: July 12, 2011 @10:51 pm
just got your email. not sure who you are? are you anything to Bobby Sands? What type of music do you play? Country Irish Or other?
On: June 25, 2011 @10:12 pm
Hi Ben Really enjoyed your show with US Choir and Musicians and Kevin Conneff in St Anne's Cathedral! Very moving - well done! G.D.
On: June 06, 2011 @06:49 pm
Hello Ben, What a superb concert the capacity audience were treated to last night in Armagh; the Sands Family musicians and songsters at their very best! The well sequenced blend of music, song, storytelling and natural humour, all incorporating a fascinating journey through the natural evolvement of life's journey, was an absolute pleasure to behold; so thoroughly professional in its overall presentation and yet so relaxed and enjoyable in its delivery. And what superb musical backing for every number; so skilful and delightful throughout. (Never forget to take that mandolin with you wherever you go!) Little wonder the truly appreciative audience spontaneously stood applauding in genuine acknowledgement at the end of the show. Congratulations on a magnificent show that only the Sands Family could deliver with such aplomb. Please convey our thanks to Ann, Tommy and Colum, and indeed yourself, for such an entertaining evening. Brian and Sheila Toal.
On: May 31, 2011 @01:35 pm
Many thanks, Anton - to you, Ben, Keith, Colin, John and the whole team there at Folk on the Moor ... your club suited me down to the ground too! ... best singing audience I've encountered for quite a while! Hope to see you all again before too long. All the best with all the music. Ben
On: May 30, 2011 @10:23 pm
Hi Ben Great to see you are making your way back to the East Midlands in the Autumn. We look forward to meeting you again and sharing your wonderful music and stories. I hope you are enjoying your tour in the south of the country at the moment.
On: May 30, 2011 @04:20 pm
Thanks for a great evening at Folk on the Moor last night - you created a wonderful atmosphere and your songs and personality suited the club down to the ground! Enjoy you stay in Devon!
On: February 04, 2011 @06:11 pm
Hi Ben, Wonderful to connect again, i am still so grateful to your help with Dreamfield. We are settled in well and building bits as we can. The place is filled with music with the Kids. Love and hugs Heather
On: February 04, 2011 @02:29 pm
Hi there Ben Looking forward to meeting you next Friday Night February 11th 2011 at 8.30 pm when you come to perform in our community centre here in Drumconrath, Navan Co Meath. We are very busy preparing for this event and we hope that you will enjoy been here with us again. See you then. Eileen
On: January 29, 2011 @11:17 pm
Hi Ben Wondering when you will be back in Lincolnshire. The last time I saw you was a wonderful evening in Bingham. Hope you and Barbara will be back over to see us all soon.
On: January 03, 2011 @10:25 pm
Dear Ben, I am a big fan of yourself and your music. unfortunately ive not had the priviledge of seeing you perform live yet, but Im sure I will soon. In fact i believe you know my Uncle, Father Jim, of Spalding parish, lincolnshire, and you and your brother did a gig at his some time back. unfortunately I missed it, but i hope you will come back again ! It was my Uncle jim that introduced me to you as he is a big fan! I am a young guitarist myself and I love 'The Cheesecake Song'. I want to learn it so I can play it for my Uncle, Father Jim, and impress him! So please could you send me the chords for that please? I hope to hear from you!
On: December 20, 2010 @08:43 pm
was just amazed at the night we had in Bennigan's Bar in Derry.absolutely brilliant. but as i listened to you and your songs i left that night and thought to myself i am going to write a song. that's probably the best feeling i thought i was going to get until that is i actually finished the song and had it in front of me. i wrote it about the economic climate at present but i didn`t put the chords to the song but as you gave me the inspiration i would like to get feedback to see if it is worth putting music to. Will send by e-mail. Wm. Mc Cready Bennigans Bar Derry. Ireland.
On: November 23, 2010 @06:45 pm
Hi Ben, many thanks for that great concert in Giessen! Enjoyed it - and the new CD -very much. Even learned something: writing songs about cheesecake is much more nutricious than writing songs about diets! ;0) Best wishes Stefan
On: November 21, 2010 @09:50 pm
Hi Ben, Having left Ireland (Armagh)many years ago, I still listen to Gerry Anderson, who features you regularly. I remember way back -late 60's/ early 70's when the Sands family played in a Dundalk bar....truly amazing - I can picture the gig quite clearly after all these years! Not sure if you would have been one of the 'younger' performers at that time. I'm about to retire and move back to either the UK or Ireland, so I will make an effort to catch a performance soon! p.s. I'm not the Damien Kelly who left a message earlier.
On: November 17, 2010 @09:04 am
Hi Ben, thank you foe the great evening in Munich, hope you will do it again. Best wishes to you, and have a funny time in Germany Take good care Michaela
On: November 13, 2010 @10:58 am
Thanks Ian and Issy! Great to meet up with old and new friends in Dunfermline and Falkirk - and last night in Stonehaven! Take good care Ben
On: November 13, 2010 @01:45 am
Hi Ben Thanks for a wonderful evening at Falkirk. Happy travelling and may all your gigs be as warm and welcoming. Cheers Ian
On: November 11, 2010 @12:15 am
Really enjoyed the night at Dunfermline Folk club so nice to hear you in person, love to all the family,, Issyx
On: November 08, 2010 @06:46 pm
Really enjoyed your songs on Pat Kenny this morning. Was driving at the time and had to pull over. The song for your daughter was very moving. Beautiful. Have you any plans to come to Dublin anytime soon. John.
On: November 04, 2010 @02:26 pm
Hi Barry Great to hear from you! Delighted that you sang "Take My Love With You" at Gemma's wedding! Well done - not the easiest of tasks on such an emotional day, as I well know myself! Give my love and best wishes to Gemma. All the very best to you and yours - and greetings too to Gerry B. Ben
On: November 02, 2010 @05:07 pm
Hi Ben my brother in law Gerry Breen sent me your cd "Take my love with you" and suggested I sing "Kellies song" at my daughter Gemma,s wedding celebrated in Antigua last thusday with guests from UK USA Germany and Spain. It was a wonderful success and made Gemma very happy. Thank you for lending it to me.
On: September 10, 2010 @09:53 pm
Enjoyed your chat to-day and songs with Gerry Anderson
On: September 07, 2010 @02:24 pm
Just to say hello. Checking some of your songs. Still the Cheesecake Song (catchy title)
On: August 18, 2010 @04:52 am
Helllo Ben, I am a musician from Athlone Ireland now living in Los Angeles and would like your permision to record Good Bye Johnjo. Could you advise me on same. Thanking you in anticipation Yours sincerely Padraic Conroy
On: August 16, 2010 @07:11 pm
Lyrics and chords are on the way to you, Lorna ... will have to have a think about music notation! Hope your father sings the song at your sister's wedding! x Ben
On: August 16, 2010 @05:53 pm
hi Would it bepossibe to have the lyrics/music emailed as my sister is getting married and my father is a man of little words! My mother and I listened to the song 'take my love with you', and its perfect! beautiful song.
On: August 06, 2010 @04:42 pm
Well done ben, turned out nice again! . . . (my version of TMLWY would have been a sure fire hit though . . ) lots of love and best wishes for all the family, Tom .
On: August 06, 2010 @12:16 pm
To Paul and others asking for words and chords of "Take My Love With You" - they are now on the Lyrics page on this website! In some browsers the chords and words may not be aligned correctly - in any case feel free to drop me a line. Ben.
On: August 06, 2010 @11:04 am
I loved hearing you on the Gerry Kelly show this week. The song 'Take my love with you' is really beautiful and I am sending the cd to my son in Oz for his daughter Caitlin. Thanks for the great song.and lyrics. xx
On: August 02, 2010 @04:08 pm
hi ben, would it be possible to mail the chords and lyrics of "take my love with you" to me. it is a beautiful song. thanks. paul doyle
On: August 02, 2010 @04:07 pm
hi ben, would it be possible to e- mail the chords and lyrics of "take my love with you" to me. it is a beautiful song. thanks. paul doyle
On: July 30, 2010 @09:55 pm
Hi Damien Words and Chords on the way! All the very best Ben
On: July 30, 2010 @04:14 pm
hi ben, would it be possible to mail the chords of "take my love with you" to me. it is a beautiful song. thanks. damien kelly
On: July 29, 2010 @09:32 pm
Hi, Ben - perhaps you remember me from Bedlington Folk Club? Heard take my love with you on Saturday night, ordered it on Sunday and had it here on Tuesday! Miss the folk club. All the best to all the family. Kathleen
On: July 23, 2010 @12:46 pm
Hi Ben, got your New CD "Take my Love with you" today. All Songs are great. Gratulation ! Hope you'll sell a lot CDs. It's the best CD you've ever make. The CD took a lot of time, but if it comes to such a phantastic CD - I like to say TAKE YOUR TIME- EVERYTIME. All the Best for you and your family Susanne
On: July 22, 2010 @10:41 am
i just finished listening to your song " take my love with you " i think it is wonderful
On: July 13, 2010 @10:04 pm
Congratulations on your new cd. Can't wait to get it. Slainte, Rindy
On: July 13, 2010 @05:50 pm
Congrats to your new CD, Ben! The bits and pieces I've listened to so far sound great. And "Take my love with you" almost brought tears to my eyes. Can't wait to see you again - and hopefully we'll get a chance to do something together - some day. Take care, all the best Peter
On: July 13, 2010 @09:58 am
Ben ..Take my love with you is beautiful ... warm heart felt words to any daughter xxx
On: July 13, 2010 @08:58 am
Hi Ben, thanks for sharing your new CD, Take my love with you. Any chance of you visiting South Africa as some stage??? Take care and keep on writing wonderful music!!!
On: July 10, 2010 @11:14 pm
music is great...keep-up the good work my tagged friend
On: June 29, 2010 @09:26 pm
"If you follow where your heart leads, one road's right but no roads's wrong" Dear Ben, Thank you so much for your music and friendship. Big Hug_bis bald_Anne
On: June 24, 2010 @11:04 pm
Hi Ben, I just listened to you sing your song The Hug on TV. I loved it.. Very well written and very well performed.
On: June 18, 2010 @03:24 am
Won't belong now, Ben me lad, that you'll be gracing the far distant shores of the New Founde Lande! Keep an eye out fer our moose! See ya in Woody Point!
On: June 11, 2010 @10:21 am
Hello Ben I listened to your music and I was most pleasurable.
On: June 10, 2010 @06:12 pm
hi ben i have joined your email site and i have your friendship in facebook take care from yvonne
On: June 10, 2010 @07:32 am
Who's that handsome guy teasing us with your new CD cover, can't wait to hear the music that will follow! Hugs
On: June 08, 2010 @07:41 pm
I finally listened to one of your songs, and fell in love with it. keep writing and I will keep listening.
On: June 04, 2010 @11:49 am
hello ben how u from cousin clare
On: June 03, 2010 @10:07 am
Well, I'm gonna write a letter to Garrison Keillor and say if he is all we got to represent folk music on our high brow public broadcasting station that he needs to dig a little deeper and this ever lovin' well of wonderful music and share that opportunity with some of the best like you guys...
On: June 01, 2010 @06:24 am
Dear Ben, many thanks for your nice Concert with Maranna and Noel in our Small Town "Eichwalde". We had a lot of Fun with your "Gummiestiefel"-Story. Wish you a good Healthness and God bless you! Best Wishes Thoralf
On: May 14, 2010 @12:17 pm
Do you plan to come to South Africa?
On: May 10, 2010 @07:24 am
Hello Ben, i found your website and i listen to your songs ------- they are great and i can here this songs in real ---------- i love your voice ---------- thanks take care ------ waiting to hear more from you Marina
On: May 03, 2010 @02:18 am
Hello Ben This morning I found you have a web site , so I come visited , and I listen your musics ,so beautiful ,you have a beautiful voice and the words of each songs touch my heart ,I wish I can hera you in real , take care , keep smiling ! god bless you !!!
On: March 26, 2010 @02:04 pm
Congratulations Barbara on another successful 'Ben Sands and Friends' concert in aid of Leukaemia Research Fund . A great nights entertainment and after listening to one or two songs from Ben's long awaited new CD we look forward to hearing more. When will it be available? Best wishes
On: March 26, 2010 @08:00 am
Your music is wonderful...
On: March 22, 2010 @11:53 pm
Really enjoyed your Ben Sands and Friends Concert in Newry! Great show from start to finish. Well done to all - especially yourself - you are getting better! M.T.
On: February 17, 2010 @04:12 pm
Hello Ben me ole trout..as we say in Newfoundland. I have your cds, they are wonderful, well sung, great instruments, and a joy to listen to. Keep singing and Kathy and I know your turn will happen one day on the shores of this Newfoundland island off mainland Canada! Cheers~~~bassman mike of www.thesharecroppers.net
On: January 28, 2010 @12:10 am
Dear Agnes This song is on the CD "Better Already", which you can buy using PayPal from this website's Buy page or - http://ats.bensands.com/products.html If you have any problems, please drop me a mail - firstname.lastname@example.org All the best Ben
On: January 27, 2010 @08:10 pm
Hello, i heard a song recently "We All Need A Hug" I would be so grateful if you could tell me if i can buy this CD. I thought it was the most beautiful song i have heard in years.Thanking you. Agnes
On: January 27, 2010 @12:40 am
We are a lot of people hwo looking forward to see you up here Ben. "good to have you back"
On: January 23, 2010 @06:48 pm
Good to hear from you, Fidelis ,,, and Debby .... Stand by, I'll see what I can do! x Ben
On: January 23, 2010 @06:12 pm
Hello Ben! Haven't heard many of your songs, but there is one I absolutely love....Hugs. My Granny introduced it to me not too long ago, and I would love to learn it on the guitar and eventually sing it to her. She'd love it. My Granny speaks very highly of you and always has ur CDs playing in her house. We both love the lyrics, hugs are the best medicine, and say more than words could ever! I was wondering if you have time could you please email me the guitar chords? I have searched everywhere for them but can't find them. Thanks for your time Ben. Debby (p.s. great website)
On: January 19, 2010 @11:05 am
Hi Ben My mum Sadie Laverty from Ardboe is celebrating her 70th birthday in Magherafelt on saturday night. She is a HUGE fan of your music especially the Hug song. Her sister Bernie Quinn has been emailing you lately as well. I was wondering if you were playing anywhere near Magherafelt or Cookstown this weekend as I would love to bring her to hear you live! It would be a great surprise for her. Many thanks.
On: January 06, 2010 @11:09 am
Great new 'Home' page Ben. Thanks for your New Year wishes, may we take the opportunity to wish your Goodself, Barbara and the family a Happy New year, not forgetting the Lincoln Imp! Catch up with you soon
On: December 30, 2009 @12:36 am
Hi John No plans at the moment for a visit to Wigan - any suggestions gratefully received. Ben
On: December 27, 2009 @12:22 am
An bhuil tu ag dull go di Wigan, Lancashire 2010???
On: December 04, 2009 @11:05 pm
On the way, Rolf! Ben
On: December 04, 2009 @09:48 pm
Hi Ben Can you send me please the text of "Breakfast in Bremen" - the CD booklet is destroyed and I cannot read the words any more! Danke Rolf
On: November 12, 2009 @04:23 pm
hello Ben we really enjoyed your show in Lisburn last night. Please don't leave it 2 years before you visit again. Regards J& I
On: November 12, 2009 @12:21 am
Pauline - I am recording Kellie's Song/Take My Love with You as we speak! Hopefully will be part of a new album before I am too much older! Will keep you informed. Thanks Marian & Brian - great to see you again, had a great time in Bingham, Melton Mowbray, Leicester and all points around! Ben
On: November 11, 2009 @08:05 pm
Hello Ben We have had great feed back after your gig at Bingham folk club. Everyone had a great evening enjoying your music, songs both funny and sensitive and of course your yarn's, all true, we're sure? Pete James the presenter at 103 The Eye radio station spoke highly of you too and enjoyed the full hour you were on air together.
On: November 09, 2009 @01:53 pm
Hi Ben. Have you recorded the song you wrote for your daughter's wedding? Would love someone to sing it at OUR daughter's wedding in February ... but even a recording would be fine. Pauline
On: November 07, 2009 @11:17 am
Bonjour! hugs CKD
On: November 05, 2009 @08:50 pm
I really enjoyed your performance in The Davy Lamp, Washington! Such a great Club - and you did a wonderful show. Listening to "Better Already" - love it! J.H.
On: November 03, 2009 @07:45 pm
So good to see you back at Bingham on Friday last and in such fine singing form as well. I particularly loved your stories as well as the songs. The song you wrote for your daughter's wedding is supreme, what a lucky girl. I hope you and Barbara come back to see us all soon.
On: October 31, 2009 @10:10 am
It was a real pleasure to be able to help out with the PA system for your gig at Bingham Folk Club last night - we hope you and Barbara enjoyed the evening as much as we did! Please, come back again very soon!! All the best, Dave & Jon
On: October 19, 2009 @02:20 pm
love your song "Hug" , wishing you continued success.
On: October 04, 2009 @11:26 pm
Great night of song an fun last night in Newtownabbey from you and Gerry Anderson! Sheer entertainment - thank you both! M & J
On: September 24, 2009 @07:32 am
Thanks a million Ben. We could be singing it soon in Grace Neills!
On: September 22, 2009 @09:19 pm
On their way, Mark - greetings to George H. Ben
On: September 22, 2009 @08:55 pm
Would there be any chance of the Supermarket Wine Lyrics for a good friend of mine and yours, (G. Holmes)?
On: September 17, 2009 @01:15 pm
TTTTHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNKKKKSSSSSSSSSS Ben!!!! with that lyrics you make so HAPPY! now i can play and sing too!
On: September 17, 2009 @12:42 pm
"Supermarket Wine" lyrics on the way to Italy right now, Marco! Ben
On: September 17, 2009 @12:01 pm
hi Ben, is it possible to have the supermarket wine's lyrics? thanks... Have a great day
On: September 16, 2009 @02:26 pm
Hi Annette Kellie's song (Take My Love with You) will be on the new CD, which I am recording at the moment ... hopefully ready in the next month or so! Will keep you informed. Ben
On: September 16, 2009 @12:13 pm
When will you record the song you wrote for your daughter's wedding? It is a wonderful song! Annette
On: September 08, 2009 @10:09 pm
Hi Ben! Enjoyed your great concert last night in Struer! Wonderful songs and stories! Have a great time in Denmark!
On: September 02, 2009 @10:11 pm
I was at the Locarno concert and i came from italy to hear this great man... what a concert! A wonderful evening in the pure magic folk dream. Every song a jewel that shinin' like a national guitar, thanks for make this world a better place to sing. I bought a cd and now i've got new songs to play and sing with my guitar. The version of supermarket wine is a diamon that never stop to shine. May music bless you Ben.
On: August 29, 2009 @07:53 pm
After Locarno concert I bought your Better Already CD - it is really great! I will write you for more CDs! Thank you!
On: August 24, 2009 @10:00 am
A wonderful concert in Locarno! You were the best! Good songs and music and fun! Come back soon to Switzerland! Petra
On: August 23, 2009 @05:05 pm
thanks for the nice concert and evening at Locarno; congratulation for the good music, text and entertainment!
On: August 22, 2009 @09:11 pm
Lovrd the recent Sands Family concert in Castleblaney. What a superb evening. The children and ourselves really enjoyed the singing and the stories. You all have the knack of connecting with the audience and making us look at ourselves in a slightly different way. How come you all just keep getting better and better. Looking forward to the next Sands Family live.
On: August 06, 2009 @02:15 pm
Loved the songs, the music and the stories at your recent concert with The Sands Family in Armagh ... you all seem to get better and better! Keep on keeping on! Sandra
On: July 23, 2009 @12:19 pm
Very nice music, u have a really good voice Ben Thank u for giving me the pleasure of listing to ur music.. Friend Always Brenda
On: July 15, 2009 @10:27 pm
Can you tell me the name of the sond you wrote for your daughters wedding. I cannot find this on any of your albums
On: July 12, 2009 @02:09 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed the Family concert at Stonehaven Festival - great music, songs and stories ... thanks!
On: July 04, 2009 @01:04 pm
I heard your cheesecake song on radio scotland this week and loved it where can i buy a copy on CD (also liked the one obout the hug) sheila (in Scotland)
On: June 30, 2009 @12:38 pm
On: June 17, 2009 @03:06 pm
what a pleasure your music is could listen all day thank you xx
On: June 15, 2009 @02:08 am
Hi Ben, this is Siu Hun your tagged friend. Just want to congratulate you to all the beautiful songs and I love hearing them all over again. Wishing for your continued success and have a blessed day.
On: June 14, 2009 @08:23 pm
Maybe not Mick Hucknall!! but having played scrabble with you and had a look & listen to your website I'm impressed. Keep you a troshen (as they say in Norfolk)
On: June 06, 2009 @08:53 am
Love the web site and music Ben .....sending it around to different people i know around the world... Keep in touch Geraldine
On: June 04, 2009 @03:08 pm
HI! I was wondering if you know A Brenda McGarvey that used to live in Prospect CT and put out a couple of country albums when she was young? If you could pleas help me THANK YOU Donielle
On: May 31, 2009 @01:31 pm
Hi Ben! Great show last night in Armagh Cathedral - and a great job as compere ... no better man! Terry and Maureen
On: May 23, 2009 @11:45 pm
When will you record the song you wrote for your daughter's wedding? It is a wonderful song! Julie
On: May 14, 2009 @11:23 am
Regards to you and the Sands Family - we had a wonderful time at your concert in Kiel! All the best for you all! Thorsten
On: April 29, 2009 @04:05 pm
Thankyou for the wonderful concert on the 24.4.09 with your Family in Taunusstein. That was a very nice Concert. Your more Songs ( Zugabe) are my fafourits Songs.(ALL tHE lITTLE Childreen and Your Daughters and Your Sons) Thanks for the good Music. The Email thats my new Mail. All the best Erika
On: April 17, 2009 @04:34 am
Ben, I have put several friend and relatives on to your wonderful music. I'm glad to know you and hope to get over the pond to hear you in person one day. Best wishes from the colonies.
On: April 10, 2009 @06:35 am
Wish I Had a Penny its really nice songgggggg
On: April 07, 2009 @05:40 pm
what a wonderful irish evening at the phoenix-pub in lauffen a. N. - hope to meet you again soon someday, somewhere to listen at your wonderful songs. thanks a lot, ben. take care ! susanne
On: April 01, 2009 @06:57 pm
Ok, the cheesecake song is the BOMB!!!!!!! Love it!!!!
On: March 24, 2009 @07:27 pm
Heading to Birmingham UK to teach a Transformative Life Writing couse at Woodbrooke Quaker College. I'll be playing The Cheesecake Song as an example of a glimpse into the essence of a person in just five minutes. Big hug and thanks for all the creative risks you take. I love your poet's heart and the magnificent music. Friend and fan, Joanne Klassen, Winnipeg, Canada
On: March 14, 2009 @04:18 am
hi your music is magic....lighthearted and so fun. you look pretty good yourself...hoping to visit ireland from seattle one day in the next year. take care and keep singing. diana
On: March 11, 2009 @10:59 pm
I love your Cheesecake Song - found it by accident on YouTube - Classic!
On: March 05, 2009 @08:49 pm
Hello to all ! Greetings From Poland. very Good Page !
On: March 04, 2009 @03:47 pm
Love your Music!
On: February 26, 2009 @06:20 pm
Hallo Ben,thanks for your mail.I and my man see you on the 4. april in marburg and on the 24.april in taunusstein. All the best. Erika
On: February 25, 2009 @09:44 pm
@ Pat Mc. Nally which song of all these wonderful songs you mean ??? Klick listen and the lyrics are "YOURS"
On: February 23, 2009 @09:15 pm
My husband and I both love the song ,but cannot get past the first four lines. We"d love the lyrics and would be grateful if you could email them to us. we listen and love your programme every week. Many thanks
On: February 18, 2009 @10:56 pm
@ Marion... You can find the Lyrics from "A hug" here at BEN's website- klick LISTEN
On: February 13, 2009 @11:48 am
Please can you send me the lyrics of your song "A hug" i would love to sing it at a wee charity event! i just love it! Marion
On: February 12, 2009 @01:49 pm
We were completely bowled over by your performance and that of your family and friends at the City Hall Concert in Newry last Saturday! You're getting better and better! Jim & Eileen
On: February 08, 2009 @10:21 am
Hi Ben, What a night, the City Hall next year will be' jammed to the rafters' when the tongues get wagging about your brilliant show!! It was great to see so many faces from around Crossan and the 'bridge.......I had John' the river ' beside me and you know that laugh of his ,do your heart good. Kellie, Ryanne,Michael and Auntie Bars were a credit to you last night, and you to them. That song about Dino I heard on Rowan Hand last week....it would fairly test the mascara...... and my favourite the cheesecake song just has that all round feel good factor ! Unfortunately Jack had a wee doze in the middle but was wide awake for his favourite ' the hug'. Lots more sucess to you Ben, you deserve it all you always make people feel ' better already '. Love Ally.
On: February 03, 2009 @12:12 am
I just wanted to tell you that your Saturday night concert in Downpatrick was one of the best nights I've enjoyed for a very long time. We all need a hug indeed - and we need more nights like that! Keep up the good work - will look out for the next one. Gerard & Eilish
On: January 29, 2009 @10:25 pm
Hi Kevin! Good to hear that you like "Breakfast in Bremen"! Bremen is a city in the North of Germany - where I play from time to time and where I once had a breakfast that stayed in my mind!
On: January 29, 2009 @04:50 pm
Hey! I heard the song 'breakfast in bremen' and i love it! is there a special meaning to bremen?
On: January 25, 2009 @10:11 pm
Heard you this morning on 5Fm Ben, you were a tonic, the song about Dino, blew me away, where can i get it ?
On: January 25, 2009 @12:35 pm
Hi Ben! You keep getting better! Marvellous night in the Market Place, Armagh. Enjoyed Maranna' set too. All the best Terry
On: January 24, 2009 @09:47 pm
A quick Hello to say how much I enjoyed your show last night in Armagh! A great night from beginning to end. All the best M T
On: January 16, 2009 @02:58 am
Ty for sharing I have truly enjoyed listening to your music.
On: January 05, 2009 @07:58 pm
Hi Ben, Well Tommy made it here (Newfoundland)....so you are next, right? Drop me a line (if you can) at email@example.com or www.thesharecroppers.net Love your music! Ever get tired of hearing that? Don't! lol
On: January 04, 2009 @06:34 pm
Hi Ben I heard the Hug song being played on the Hugo Ducan radio show one afternoon in December 2008. I LOVED it straight away the lyrics are beautiful and so very very true we do need as many hugs as possible. I haven't managed to get a copy of the CD with The Hug Song yet but as soon as I'm better I plan to go&purchase one.(haven't been very well lately) My kids thought I was crazy going on about the song all the time&singing the chorous cause thats all i could remember but they have come to love it as well so now we are all fans. Hugs to you&your family.
On: January 03, 2009 @08:29 pm
Hi Ben and the whole family... We wish you all a saved and blessed 2009 and look forward to see you and yours somewhere - in a not so far future - but sorry I am afraid we can't come to Newry City Hall - because we are going to Lanzarote at this time ;-) let us continues stay in contakt Hugs & +++ to you all
On: December 31, 2008 @01:27 pm
Hi. Good site.
On: December 30, 2008 @10:37 pm
hi ben listened to your songs.der great,my mum would love you.proud irish woman she is.have a great new year. n will message you on tagged soon x x x
On: December 30, 2008 @07:59 pm
Hi Frances The fund-raising concert, "Ben Sands & Friends", for Leukaemia Research will be on Saturday, Feb 7 in Newry City Hall. It is always a great night - look forward to seeing you and your friends there! Ben
On: December 30, 2008 @07:56 pm
When is the next Leukaemia Concert, Ben? Some friends coming over from Scotland, I'm sure they would enjoy it a lot and would book their trip with your concert in mind! Frances
On: December 30, 2008 @07:54 pm
Look forward to your show with Patsy O'Hagan in The Market Place, Armagh. See you there! J and M
On: December 30, 2008 @03:05 pm
hi Ben, thanks for being my friend in tagged, got ur message and i listen to ur music, WE ALL NEED A HUG i like it very much. wish u all the luck and success your friend, mel
On: December 30, 2008 @02:29 am
Like your sound! You know me (Lyn) from tagged. God bless you.
On: December 22, 2008 @12:08 am
Enjoy the Seasonâ€™s Holiday and Wishing you and your family a wonderful, Happy and Blessed Christmas Hugs from Belgium Christiane
On: December 18, 2008 @01:01 am
Ben.... Simply put I think you're music is brilliant!!! Thank you my dear for sharing!!! H&K
On: December 17, 2008 @01:16 pm
Hello my tagged friend Ben, I like very much your song Hug because of the lyrics is so meaningful. Congratulations and wishing you more songs to come. Have a blessed day!
On: December 15, 2008 @10:55 am
Good day, We attended your show yesterday ( in Ramat Hasharon- Israel). It was great pleasure listening to the songs and stories.. thanks for a delightful evening.. Ronit
On: December 14, 2008 @07:18 am
We were at your performance in Meitar the other night and enjoyed every minute of it. The songs, the stories, everything. Please come back soon so we can bring more friends to enjoy this too.
On: December 12, 2008 @11:09 am
Hi Ben, I heard on the radio you sing and from your heart your 'speech' at your daughters wedding and i would like if possible to purchase the cd with it on it. Can you advise.... CHEERS and WELL DONE
On: December 12, 2008 @07:30 am
We enjoyed yesterday evening in Metar tremendously. Your wonderful stories and songs and your joyous performance left us smiling all the way home. Needless to say, the first thing we did when we got home, was to check out your site. The next, was to look up the words of To Morrow (a childhood favorite). We loved hearing the old songs and even more, your own creations (and singing along with them both). We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Carmi, Dave and Noam
On: December 11, 2008 @10:51 pm
Marvellous performances at Jacob's Ladder Festival - very memorable! HUrry back to Israel! Avi & Shari
On: December 07, 2008 @10:00 pm
Hi Ben Hope the Israel tour is going well. I can't imagine any brighter star coming form the East or West!. Tell Bars Austin Healy is out of Strictly. Hugs from all in Lincoln
On: December 06, 2008 @06:59 pm
Hi Ben It was great meeting you again and participating in your two sets at Ginnosar this weekend. Keep up your good music, wonderful stories and hopefully we'll see you back at Jacob's Ladder soon BIG HUGS from the both of us C&W
On: November 30, 2008 @10:26 am
Was at The Waterfront Hall last night in Belfast and really enjoyed the concert. What a great line-up! Particularly enjoyed the contributions by yourself and Kieran Goss! Brilliant - keep up the good work! Penny (Lisburn)
On: November 30, 2008 @10:22 am
Hey Ben! Thoroughly enjoyed the Christy Hennessy Tribute concert last night - especially your own songs! Many congratuliations! x Sharon
On: November 24, 2008 @01:41 pm
I think you and your family are mad, and should be locked up :-) I wondered if your playing in Ireland over Xmas, and if so where? luv a curious norwegian
On: November 20, 2008 @11:21 pm
Really enjoyed your chat and songs with Gerry Anderson this morning. You helped me to relax on a hectic day-Many thanks.
On: November 15, 2008 @09:41 am
i have only just discoverd you by chance, but boy am i glad!, i think everything happens for reason,my family have our own personal ones of course, but you were ment to be in our lives at this time....thankyou ben.xx trisha.
On: November 11, 2008 @11:53 pm
love;ly voice and lovely music, and lovely person also.
On: November 07, 2008 @12:22 pm
Hi Ben Thanks for your email and keeping me informed where you are playing. I would love to meet you. I am from Leitrim and i go to belfast every 5 weeks.
On: October 16, 2008 @10:55 pm
Loved all the wee songs ben. Hope to get to your Show also. Best wishes Anne C From Tagged Friends... xx
On: October 10, 2008 @09:39 pm
Hi Ben Really looking forward to your Show in Ballymena Town Hall next month! See you there! D M
On: October 07, 2008 @10:12 pm
Hi Ben Haven't seen you in Bingham for a while. Looking forward to your next visit and some cheesecake.
On: September 27, 2008 @10:52 am
Thank you, Ben & Barbara, on behalf of the Percy French Society, for another evening of top class entertainment at the Clandeboye Golf Club. Most certainly the Sands family are one of Ireland's musical treasures. Best wishes for continued success. Ronnie.
On: September 22, 2008 @10:49 am
Your music is beautiful and has really touched me. This type of music is new to me but I have found it to now be one of my favorites. You play and sing fantasticly and your lyrics take me to a softer and gentler place, away from my busy, stressfull life :) Thank you x
On: September 19, 2008 @09:35 am
Hi Ben, I first heard you sing at the Festival of the Peninsula about 3 years ago and I thought then that your singing and songs had a very special quality about them. I heard you sing again yesterday and felt the same sense of pure magic. The friend who was with me cried when you sang about your daughterâ€™s wedding. I am a â€˜blow inâ€™ and there have been many occasions that I have felt very privileged to live here. Listening to you yesterday was one of those occasions. Best wishes ~ Rosie Davison.
On: September 11, 2008 @07:02 am
wonderfull voice ben and great lyrics look forward to hearing from you love shona xxxx
On: September 09, 2008 @05:44 pm
what a breathe of fresh air and memories you bring - I pop over to Eire every year such a lovely great place to be............. I wish you well my friend slainte xx
On: September 08, 2008 @12:32 am
Nice to meet you.. Warm SUnshine from South America.
On: September 07, 2008 @08:55 pm
hi ben,, your website is gr8 thanks for letting me read threw it good luck
On: September 06, 2008 @03:16 pm
Hello Ben, Can't wait to see you at The Flaxmill Yardfest soon. It's always great craic. Just like a secret only a few have discovered where friends for life are made. Good Luck with all your other gigs. SlÃ¡n Lorraine
On: August 31, 2008 @09:54 am
just dropping by, love your cheese cake. nice knowing you
On: August 29, 2008 @04:10 pm
just thought i would stop by and say hi, and hope that you are having a wonderful day.
On: August 27, 2008 @05:46 am
Ben, Great website...and thank you for sharing such great music with the world...my friend Amy plays with the Kathy Kalic band and they tour in Europe sometimes....so again thank you... bobbie
On: August 25, 2008 @06:31 pm
Having enjoyed all your messages on tagged, i have now read your biography, and looked at all your pics. You have a very rewarding life, i feel sure, you are very proud, and rightly soo. Ellie xx
On: August 24, 2008 @05:28 pm
Ben, man, You are really singin' with this web site of yours. As expected very professional and informative. Great to see you looking so well and those sandals............well, enough said!! Keep the old song writing pencil well sharpened!! Hope to see you soon. Regards to Barbara. Slainte, Doc.
On: August 19, 2008 @08:26 pm
An other poem about "A HUG" A hug is something That I want to share A hug is a touch To show that I care A hug is the warmth Of holding you near A hug is to show That youâ€™ve nothing to fear A hug is for giving A hug is for two
On: August 17, 2008 @07:09 pm
Just wanted to drop you a wee note to say that I adore your song Hug for the T.V Ad... It is such a class song and it makes you think lots of warm thoughts and just how great hugs actually are.. I heard the song 1st and fell in love with it before Ryanne ( I went to BIFHE with her ) even told me it was her dad's.. So after that I loved it even more... Well thanks for writing such a great song.
On: August 16, 2008 @08:06 pm
Hi Ben Love 'The Hug' song, it has inspired my brother, my girlfiend and myself to stay in on a Saturday night and sing your song over and over again until we know the lyrics off by heart. What a great song, where can I buy it? Thanks
On: August 15, 2008 @02:18 pm
Hiyaa Ben :). I hadn't really listened to much, but when I first heard the 'We all need a hug" song, I fell in lovee with it :). I can't beleive i've never heard this stuff before =0, being that you are origionaly from somewhere not too far from mee =]. Awesomee! :D. Keep it up pleaseee :).
On: August 14, 2008 @07:58 am
I like This site! Thanks!
On: August 03, 2008 @05:58 pm
yee this is nice job you are doing .....keep it up
On: August 02, 2008 @04:03 pm
Thank you Ben for a wonderful concert at Fiddlers Festival this year you charmed everyone (in a room full to bursting) It was lovely you were joined by your family, Barbara, Kellie, Ry and your friend from Germany for one or two numbers. Our best wishes to you all and to the organisers of the festival.
On: August 01, 2008 @10:24 pm
Hi Ben, Love ur music. really like the Hug song. Keep up the good work. ur music is very relaxing & I like the way it tells a story. First heard the Hug song on a persil ad & like it, then the next day on the radio someone said that it was Ben Sands that sang it so I googled it & found u. Ur site is very interesting & its good to hear ur songs. Good Luck in the future. Best wishes & God Bless. Helen.
On: July 29, 2008 @01:00 pm
Hi ben sands i'm Alexandra i remember u coming to my school last year in CRAIGAVON ST.ANTHONY'S P.S u wrote a song with us and it was cool but i forget it now ......sorry ........bye PRINCESS 4EVA........LOL!!!
On: July 22, 2008 @01:38 am
thanks for been a friend, GOD BLESS
On: July 19, 2008 @10:40 pm
I love your music, your songs and your voice! So happy you did sent this site to me. Thank you very much, I love it! Wil listen to it again tomorrow...it is late now :). I feel spoiled to get this from you! Thank you again! Greetings and with your Mom I say "Hugg" everyone needs it for sure! :) Hanke from The Netherlands
On: July 17, 2008 @05:02 pm
Hi Ben, Can't wait to hear the cheescake song at Rostrevor. Thanks for the music in Norway! Corrina
On: July 17, 2008 @04:41 pm
just listened to all your songs and love them all especially Hugs, cos i think non of us can have too many of them.
On: July 17, 2008 @04:40 pm
Hi Ben! Hi Barbara! Finally got to the website: it's good! See you took Norway by storm - didn't expect anything less! Thanks for making my trip back the best ever. I thought about it afterwards. No one would have thought for a second we'd only just met. That kind of experience is rare and to be appreciated. It certainly won't be forgotten. The music's great by the way. When are you next out this way?
On: July 15, 2008 @11:51 pm
Ben I don't know what tablets 19zz71 is on but I think I would stop taking them. Any word of a new album? Lincoln Imp
On: July 14, 2008 @07:56 am
you should put your word to poetry qand make a book
On: July 14, 2008 @12:07 am
Are you or the whole family going to play Liverpool in 08; we're capital of culture you know! Seen yis in Armagh in May, excellent stuff. 'Better Already' has to be one of the best songs of the 21st century. I'd ditch the sandals though. Take It easy.
On: July 08, 2008 @11:52 pm
Hi Ben! Just wanted to say that you all gave me the time of my life at Dag Arnes place on sunday. That was absolutly fantastic. I`m proud to say i was there! Hope you all had a nice trip home, and hope to see you again! Love your music! Terje
On: June 20, 2008 @10:14 am
hi i enjoy your singing GOD BLESS U
On: June 19, 2008 @12:29 pm
Hi Ben! It's been a long time since we heard your sweet voice on the West Coast - when you coming back to California? Carmel
On: June 17, 2008 @08:20 am
Hola daddy from sunny alcudia xoxoxox
On: June 15, 2008 @03:24 pm
On: June 08, 2008 @09:04 pm
Hi Brenda here really enjoyed the concert in Letterkenny. Nice to meet up after all those years brought me right back to Dysart happy times
On: June 06, 2008 @07:01 pm
Hi, I just found one of your tracks on the 'Music well' radio site and thought Id check out your site - lovely music. Im an aspiring singer/songwriter, so maybe you'll see me on there one day!
On: June 04, 2008 @10:09 pm
Nice to meet you in Backnang. I like your songs very much. Hope we meet again soon! Lisa
On: June 04, 2008 @03:14 pm
Great concert in Armagh - love the Cheesecake Song! See you in Carlingford. Mary Shaw
On: May 13, 2008 @12:22 am
Thankyou,what a interesting life you & your family have led & continue to do,i enjoyed reading it & look forward to reading more of yoou & your family. TC,,,Pam
On: April 18, 2008 @09:52 pm
hi mr.sands, cant wait for your gig in Darmstadt / Germany. take care RenÃ©
On: April 18, 2008 @08:11 pm
you came to my school last year in co. armagh craigivon st.anthonys ps we write a song thanks for coming
On: April 15, 2008 @09:23 am
Hi Ben, My husband's grandfather was Ben Sands.Our daugher,Cecile, the genealogist, has traced the familly to Ireland. I don't think there is any connection tho as my husband Walter Lee, cannot carry a tune in a lead bucket. lol.Ket me know if you know of anything. Ben lived in New Albany Indiana,and my husband and I were born and bred across the Ohio river, in Louisville (pronounced loo uh vul)Kentucky. We live in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas now in a place called Prairie Grove. If you are ever over here, give us a ring. Good Luck in your music. Honey (Sullivan) Sands
On: April 07, 2008 @01:14 pm
Hi Ben. Finally I've had a look at your website and it's very impressive. Wow! you must be so fit for all those tour dates..I can't wait to listen to your songs when I'm back in civilization and broadband as we are only on dial-up here in the mountains! My very best wishes to you and your family and for a successful tour. Lukim yu wontok (see you later friend). Noels Famularo, Papua New Guinea.
On: April 02, 2008 @08:30 pm
Itâ€™s pleasing that, you Marian and Brian, has been there(in Nerwry) like last yearâ€¦ every yearâ€¦ thatâ€™s good to hear God bless you all
On: April 01, 2008 @06:58 pm
Congratulations Ben on the 3rd wonderful concert in Newry at the weekend in aid of Leukaemia Research. Yourself, your family and friends gave us night to remember. All this of course would not have happened without all the hard work Barbara did in organising the whole event.Well done and thank you to everyone. Lincoln Imp, well you missed a treat, maybe next year?
On: March 30, 2008 @09:43 pm
Hi Ben Sorry we couldn't all be with you at the concert yesterday evening. Hope it went well.
On: March 30, 2008 @01:56 pm
Hi Ben & the whole family... today is a very sunnyday - Spring arriving Germany too - slowly but surely... Iâ€™m/we are so sorry; that we couldnâ€™t enjoy, your concert in Newry yesterday night â€¦ Our thoughts are with you all and Iâ€™m sure it was a great success for the other â€œSands familyâ€ and for Leukaemia Research Give a hug to your nearest and dearest â€¦ Take care and are blessed. All the best for your time in Germany.
On: March 30, 2008 @01:09 pm
HI there Ben, been a fan of yours for a few years now,met at GLENFARG FOLK CLUB,over the moon to hear your beautiful music being recognised on TV.well done!"
On: March 27, 2008 @10:21 pm
Hi ben, just surfed by and wanted to tell you I'm definitely coming to your concert in Wernigerode. Can't wait to meet you all there again. Take care and have a great tour!
On: March 25, 2008 @10:40 pm
Your music is so beautiful thankyou. I would like to bring my sick friend to see you and your family on May 9th in Staffs as I know that she will so enjoy the experience. I would love to know more details about the venue - tickets/prices etc. could you please help. Thankyou for your time.
On: March 18, 2008 @10:41 am
The blood-pressure is rising. We are looking forward to having you live at the 15th Yard Fest on September 13th 2008 at the Flax Mill in Derrylane/Dungiven.
On: March 14, 2008 @02:42 am
very nice song, thank you for sharing:-)
On: March 09, 2008 @10:58 pm
wow i like your songs,i remeber my grandpa sing like u go,he just thought of funny things & start singing,& making it up as he goes,somethings we would help god bless u & your work u do for the Lord,
On: March 09, 2008 @08:37 pm
Hi Ben Sands, I was saw your web site,and I was hearing your song, It was wonderful. I was very happy, thanks. God Bless You Maria from Hungary
On: March 09, 2008 @01:27 pm
A hug a day keeps everything at bay, it is the only way to live. Everyone should do it and like in one of Joe Cocker's songs PASS IT ON .
On: March 03, 2008 @12:53 am
I love the Hug song in the soap advert - brilliant song, great singer! Hope to hear you "live" some day! Tracy
On: February 14, 2008 @12:32 pm
Love the song put to the advert
On: February 12, 2008 @11:28 pm
Hi Ben Looking forward to your concert in Newry City Hall on March 29. If it is half as good as last year I"ll be well satisfied! See you then Maire
On: February 04, 2008 @05:44 am
Hi Ben. Keep up the good music..... http://www.utro45.t35.com
On: February 04, 2008 @05:40 am
I don't understand why we don't hear your songs on the radio.
On: February 03, 2008 @11:50 am
What wonderful warm words of comfort are to be found in your music , where can I find a copy of the words of the 'HUG'.
On: January 22, 2008 @06:52 pm
Best Wishes for 2008 to you and your nearest & dearest.
On: January 20, 2008 @05:58 pm
Congratulations Benny, with all those HUGS I feel better already. We love the ad and have had your cd playing on a loop. Keep up the volume!
On: January 19, 2008 @01:12 pm
good to be on the web Ben congratulations with the HUG www.davidmuldrew.com
On: January 08, 2008 @01:55 pm
Just bought "Better Already" and it has not been switched off for the past four hours. What a first class album- definately the number 1 in my collection. Thanks Ben.
On: January 07, 2008 @03:37 pm
Really enjoyed your spot on Shannonside radio, 6th January with Charlie, good music, great craic. All the best.
On: January 03, 2008 @04:20 pm
I love We all need a Hug. I am at work now listening to it on my IPod. I was born and raised in Scotland and now live in the States,makes me very homesick. I will be teaching this to my grand children.I make sure all my family have hugs every day. Thank you for this.
On: January 01, 2008 @09:34 pm
awsome... love the we all need a hug song!! WERE CAN I BUY IT? BEST WISHES FOR 2008
On: December 31, 2007 @08:10 pm
1 word - Legend!!
On: December 31, 2007 @07:47 pm
Like many others i heard your ''hug'' song on tv for an ad, i love it, gonna join your email list if thats ok. will be also looking for more of you online and elsewhere, happy new year Ben Big Hugs :) Iviewolfe
On: December 30, 2007 @10:16 pm
Ben I came across your web page by mistake and I AM SO GLAD I DID! your "Hug" song brought tears to my eyes and warmth in my heart. Thank you so much - I am now a fan ! Love all your music. Good luck and happiness for the future. Hugs Jilly
On: December 30, 2007 @08:50 pm
Hi Ben! What beautiful, heartwarming lyrics are the words to "Hug" and what a different world it would be if everyone gave just one more hug every day. We've now framed the lyrics in our home, so hopefully any visitors we receive will be inspired to do just that! Hugs away!
On: December 29, 2007 @09:51 pm
hi Ben, sorry, but we heard your song through an Ad on TV and was moved by the lyrics that mean a lot to my wife and I at this time of year. You have 2 more fans and we shall listen and enjoy your CD. Keep up the good work and we wish you luck now and for the future. Peter & Eve
On: December 27, 2007 @07:34 pm
Hi, I am your cpusin Mary's daughter, we were all up in Mcmahons in Rostrevor last night, listened to your new song and were delighted it's doing so well!! Anna
On: December 09, 2007 @08:35 pm
I would like to thank you for coming to our music presentation at Loughgiel out of schools club. Congratulations on the hug song we all think it is great. I hope you come next year again.
On: December 09, 2007 @05:24 pm
Ben, Love your huggable advert, have sent a hug message to my daughter in Australia as a christmas wish and ordered your CD with the Hug song - great !!
On: December 03, 2007 @10:24 pm
Ben What a wonderful ad for Imperial Leather. How clever they are to recongise real talent. I suppose no more dirty jokes! So proud to know you. Do keep the Hug going. I even heard Terry Wogan quote your words from 'Hug' Love from The (Smiling) Lncoln Imp
On: December 02, 2007 @09:40 pm
glad to hear you are cleaning up it couldn't happen to a better man! with best wishes JOHN AND ANGELA CONWAY
On: November 29, 2007 @11:16 pm
Dear Ben and all of yours The time of hugs (xmas time is starting) I saw just the advert too at www. and it brought a smil in my face... huggable snuggable also for my skin =-) all the best to you all
On: November 26, 2007 @09:04 am
Loving the new advert! Heard it the other day and have been singing it ever since. I remember hearing my little neice singing it in the back of my dad's car, (Mickey Purdys car that is) and couldn't believe I was hearing it on the TV. Well done again, you put a big smile on my face.
On: November 25, 2007 @03:08 pm
Hi there Benedictamus Adoramus! What a wonderful success story. I saw you on UTV LIVE the other night and then heard you on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday. At last, good clean talent has been recognized. See you soon!
On: November 24, 2007 @11:42 pm
Hi Ben, what a success ("HUG") for you. Your great ! Big Gratulations to you for this song, you and your wonderful homepage. Susanne
On: November 24, 2007 @10:34 pm
Thank Goodness for the Imperial Leather advert, otherwise I may never have heard this music. Just order my first cd and can't wait to hear the rest of your music. Fabulous!
On: November 24, 2007 @09:20 pm
CONGRATS ON THE HUG SONG HEARD YOU ON JOHN TOAL SHOW THIS MORNING WELL DONE CHEERS G MAC
On: November 24, 2007 @08:46 pm
love the song hug =]
On: November 24, 2007 @10:43 am
Congrats and well done!! The songs great, success well deserved!!
On: November 22, 2007 @03:59 pm
hi uncle..!! :-) congrats with 'the hug' and you sounded very well on 5fm today xx
On: November 11, 2007 @08:59 pm
Wow!!! I heard the Lincoln Imp is smiling, must have heard the new Imperial Leather advert!
On: November 11, 2007 @12:52 am
Here i can't belive ur from were im from, i was watching the add and me and my friend went and were seaching the internet for this hug song fair play to ya have to say the song is class on the imperial leather advert. the best of luck Orla and Carla.
On: November 10, 2007 @03:04 am
So enjoy stopping in from time/time to check out your web site and listening to your music.Such great pleasure it brings me and even at times helps me get ideas for poems I might be working on at the time.
On: November 05, 2007 @08:05 pm
Congrats on ur Imperial Leather ad. Well done mate! Keep up the good work
On: November 05, 2007 @03:18 pm
Congrats daddio xoxoxox so proud!!
On: November 05, 2007 @12:58 am
Wow!!! Aren't they smart, these soap people! Everybody'll want to buy the lovely foam now! May Your wonderful music bubble on and on and on... By the way: When will we see, hear and hug You in our Rhein-Neckar-Region again?
On: November 04, 2007 @08:17 pm
Hi Ben, i enjoyed it very much to meet you in Cologne. I love your songs "Going To Morrow" + "Back On The Diet On Monday" Bye rr
On: November 04, 2007 @08:03 pm
Dear Ben, you and "your" ad keeps me busy to creating/sending hugs. I'm SO proud of/with you! Bis bald ;->
On: November 04, 2007 @06:38 pm
Wonderful to hear your'Hug'sound track on the new Cussons advert 'Congratulations Ben' a prize richly deserved.
On: October 25, 2007 @07:03 pm
Hi Ben! Thanks for the great concert in Jena! Heike
On: October 09, 2007 @07:09 pm
Hi Ben, Just popped in to have a listen and I must say, I love your latest stuff... Will email you later, Cheers, Mike
On: October 05, 2007 @11:59 am
Hiya Daddy, fantastic news about the hug, have always been proud of you now I'm proud for you too. Love you loads K xox Huge hugs from all in Leitrim
On: September 20, 2007 @05:36 am
Hi Ben. Hope all is well. I've just confirmed Your link on my website: http://www.mckenna.dk I'm sorry it took so long. Your website is great, and Your songs too. I will look on it closer, when I'm back from job. Keep up the good music.....
On: September 14, 2007 @12:22 am
I saw you in concert whilst I was visiting in ireland at the belfast lyre conference(I play the fiddle and the lyre)and I enjoyed you sooooooo much I listen to your cd all of the time, I think thst your music is awesome! Your fan, Kristen
On: August 25, 2007 @04:04 pm
A lengthy story... I hope you don't mind. I wanted to tell you a sweet story about you, your music and what it meant to my father....and ultimately, what it meant to all of us. My mother was in intensive care for 7 months, during which she was mostly comatose, on a ventilator. Unresponsive. Muscles contracted. Eyelids dried. It was with great sorrow we signed the Do Not Resusitate order last December. We were working at accepting the inevitable. She kept lingering. My dad would not give up. Suctioned her tubing every 15 minutes day and night. I couldn't even believe he could do that at his age. She's 80 yrs old. My father is 89. Yet, he insisted on sleeping at the hospital every night.. tending to every slight sign of life in my mom. His devotion could be the reason they called her recovery miraculous. She is home now, quite functional. To think none of us thought we'd never hear her voice again. I was there a great deal of the time. We kept looking for CDs to play... something to make my mother respond. I had my laptop. The hospital system did not allow for access to myspace. Yet I could favorite-place the stand-alone players. I bought some religious CDs... Alan Jackson had a very good one, but I didn't want her to think she was at her own funeral. Then I played your music for my dad. He immediately loved it. He wanted me to write out the lyrics for 'Better Already'. He started singing that to my mother every day. Many times, his voice stayed strong while his eyes filled with tears. It seemed to be what she liked most. It was perfect. So, you have played a significant role in our lives, whether you knew it or not. Thank you!
On: August 24, 2007 @09:01 pm
Take Your Time..great song. So are your others, but that song has touched myself and my special friend(krl) very much! All the best Mike Madigan www.thesharecroppers.net
On: August 14, 2007 @04:50 pm
Greetings from Oakridge. Hope everything is going to plan. Bump into each other soon. Clemintine Mc Climmond
On: July 27, 2007 @11:34 am
Starting from today you got a brand new fan in Romania. Listerning your music makes me feek into a journey in a fairytale land. Silvana http:\theseea.blogspot.com
On: June 28, 2007 @10:51 pm
THE POOR ARCHBISHOP DOES NT KNOW WHAT HE IS LETTING HIMSELF IN FOR.THE NEXT THING NOEL DEVLIN WILL WANT TO HUG HIM,,,
On: June 27, 2007 @04:40 pm
Great!!! Congratulations! I'm an admirer of those hugging good people, too... The verse is a real heartbeat of love - may it hug its way around the world! Hug you, Ben! And sunny greetings from Ketsch :o) Cordula
On: June 27, 2007 @10:48 am
Well that's just lovely Ben - I am delgithed for you. D'ye see now where huggin' gets ye - good on ye crittur! Don't stop huggin. Bugsanhisses from Germersheim
On: June 26, 2007 @02:34 pm
Hey dad just a wee message to say so proud of u :) love you loads xoxoxo Ry
On: June 26, 2007 @08:53 am
What an honour for the Archbishop! See you soon Dave
On: June 26, 2007 @07:17 am
Fair play to you Ben!! In meeting one of your greatest heroes. all the Derry best....Denis
On: June 26, 2007 @06:28 am
Hope to see you again in the Braunschweig area!
On: June 26, 2007 @05:16 am
Congretulations Benny, I also admire Desmond Tutu and his engagement for peace and justice. Its a great day for us all. greetings Konni Bike for Peace and New Energies NGO www.bikeforpeace.de
On: June 26, 2007 @12:47 am
Ben What an unforgettable experience it must have been to meet the incredible Desmond Tutu and what a memory for him to leave Ireland with the permanent gift of his hug in words. Well done to everyone concerned
On: June 25, 2007 @11:07 pm
A great story and picture of you and Archbishop TUTU! It's good to still believe in heroes. I do !
On: June 25, 2007 @07:31 pm
Hi Ben, Congratulations, great hug! great website, looking forward to browsing around, I love all the photos too, can see so many resemblances - see you soon Love Mary
On: June 22, 2007 @08:32 am
Brilliant photo at the front page! Regards the frog
On: June 02, 2007 @06:28 pm
A VerySM ;-)to you all in and around Newry just I instaled a new kind of musikplayer on our PC so We can "HEAR your MUSIC" again All the best to you all.
On: May 21, 2007 @07:28 am
Dear Ben, as lovers of Irish and Scottish folk music my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance in Landau at Kreuz & Quer. Take care and all the best, Karin.
On: May 20, 2007 @05:42 pm
Thank you for nice hours and listen your wounderful music. See you again!
On: May 07, 2007 @05:06 pm
Looking forward to listening to your program and perhaps finding you in performance when we visit 'across the pond' next spring. I'll also be looking over here for some of the music from your featured artists so folks here can have a good listen!!
On: May 06, 2007 @01:35 pm
Ben I have been telling your stories to all my friends after hearing you in Downpatrick. I don't understand why we don't hear your songs on the radio. Some of them are very funny. I am looking forward to your gig at Fiddlers Green
On: April 29, 2007 @11:44 am
Just to let folk know I really can spell Countries and did not copy from previous message, all the very best Ben
On: April 28, 2007 @09:55 pm
Right Marianâ€¦ Folk from many other Countries enjoyed this eveningâ€¦ We - â€œwas delightedâ€ to be a part of these. It is good to hear that any Â£ come together for the Leukaemia Research Fund drop by drop = an ocean
On: April 27, 2007 @05:05 am
Hello Ben, By chance I was listening to the BBC "Celtic Heartbeat" and your song "Wish I had a Penny" came on. It was enjoyed by all on the dock at Stones Marina on Vancouver Island, Canada where my Boat and home is moored. Simple, powerful and wonderful. Thank you.
On: April 18, 2007 @12:09 pm
Hi Ben, Thank you for the wonderful evening on Friday. It was lovely to see and hear such talent. Did enjoy the lambeg drums in particular. The whole night was amazing and I was delighted to be there. I have my ticket booked for next year.
On: April 18, 2007 @11:38 am
A brilliant Concert in Newry. The first part of the evening entertainment was given by family and friends a variety of music,song, verse and exceptional lambeg drumming. Followed by your goodself, in your own inimitable style with songs,foot tapping tunes and stories. Folk from many other contries as well as locals all enjoyed the evening. We have also heard that inexcess of Â£1700 was raised for Leukaemia Research Fund WELL DONE to everyone who organised and helped with the concert.
On: April 16, 2007 @08:16 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed the Concert in Newry. Very different from last year. You have a very telented family. I hope there is one next year.
On: April 15, 2007 @10:19 pm
Fantastic concert in Newry City Hall, Ben. Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful evening! Brendan
On: April 11, 2007 @09:56 am
HI WAT UP!!!!!!!!!!!DARA TAKINLOVEYA DARA
On: April 11, 2007 @09:24 am
Hi BEN cool website. Lovein the pics. Miss u LOADS FROM DARA
On: April 02, 2007 @06:48 pm
Hey ben just wanna send you greetings from germany.... best wishes Elisabeth PS: I hear your songs everday at work
On: March 31, 2007 @12:32 pm
Hi Ben... this Week is running... I hope you has further a good time here in germany! It was so good to see you the first time after ... Give a big hug to yours...from me and mine Rose & Peter Balzer
On: March 17, 2007 @10:27 am
Have a great St.Patrick's Day, Ben. I like your "refreshed" website. Hope to see you again soon.
On: March 14, 2007 @12:55 am
Hi Mr Sands, lovely music, great homepage. IÂ´m lookink forward to meet you on stage in Erlangen. Mac
On: March 08, 2007 @12:33 pm
Hello Ben; I got your email and it is always nice to chat to you. Would love to meet you some time and hear you sing. Where can i catch you.
On: March 06, 2007 @04:17 am
You sound good Ben. Nice website. Keep doing it. Nigel
On: February 13, 2007 @06:58 am
I really like your new web page Ben. Maybe see you in Denmark !!
On: January 23, 2007 @10:43 pm
Great to see you and Bars in Bingham recently. Looking forward to the next time you head this way. Ps Tim the tinker man is innocent!
On: January 15, 2007 @02:03 pm
Ben Sitting here at work in the north of Scotland - started thinking about Thailand and St Patrick's Ball and in particular the great time I had over that week long period with Tommy and your good self. Have a great New bYear. Let's hope our paths can cross again Ian kane
On: January 01, 2007 @12:48 pm
Hi Ben, the best wishes for 2007. It was nice to meet you and your wife in Dundalk last Thursday. Hope to see you sometime at a concert in Germany. Best regards Ingrid
On: December 22, 2006 @01:32 pm
Hi Ben. It' a VERY nice website You have. I have listned to Your songs and tunes and I like very much what I hear. Maybe we'll meet on day, it would be great. all the best wishes from Denmark...
On: December 01, 2006 @12:29 am
Hia Ben is this a new albumn you have out the HUG great love a hug how do you just capture the people feeling within all your songs just warm to it as its in my heart too. Got my grandfathers handmade fiddle fixed but I'm struggling I'm best at being the singer I think the Scots suppressed the wummen to be just singers and I can maybe accept that just yer wee pal Gillie Banks Bute
On: November 15, 2006 @04:49 am
Nice site, Ben! I like the changes. That photo of the mountains is stunning! You're looking well, I'm glad to say. I hope to see you sometime down the road. Come back to California! I hope our mutual friend Steve conveyed my greetings to you in July.
On: November 07, 2006 @03:49 pm
A wonderful concert in Ketsch - come back soon! A.S.
On: September 24, 2006 @04:05 pm
You meet some weird and wonderful people Ben. Is that where you get your inspiration for your great songs or is their a secret source
On: September 19, 2006 @11:31 pm
So, Ben. I soll you nun in the end auch write. You know my English is not good. I thank you for the nice evening in Dessau and hope, we will see again. All the best wishes from Jenifer.
On: September 19, 2006 @11:19 pm
I'll never clean my guitar again as it sounds much better in your hands ;-))))among monkeys, eagles, elephants and pelikanes. the minute you walk in the room...we are better already
On: September 19, 2006 @11:10 pm
Hallo Ben ! Ich habe mich echt gefreut dich kennen gelernt haben zu dÃ¼rfen.ich hoffe das mann sich bald mal wieder sehen wird,bei katjas geburtstagssesion denke ich.ich kann es dich aber auch so fragen da du ja neben lotti sitzt .sei leib gerÃ¼sst aus dessau steffen
On: September 19, 2006 @11:05 pm
you shouldn't allow all these strange people to leave messages in your guestbook ;-)they all pretend to sit on a couch with you...does this have a hidden meaning or do you all just have the same psychoanalyst?
On: September 19, 2006 @10:59 pm
Well,what can I say? You're sitting next to me on the couch so why should I write anything in your guestbook? The exchange rate for bananas and chocolate is 0:1.
On: September 19, 2006 @10:53 pm
Hallo Ben Wir hoffen, dir hat der Tag bei uns in Dessau gefallen. Wir hatten viel Spass und bedanken uns fÃ¼r deinen Besuch. Viele liebe GrÃ¼ÃŸe von Steffen, Kerstin und Jenifer
On: September 10, 2006 @03:03 pm
Hello Ben This is Your oldest sister in law I love your web page.
On: August 27, 2006 @07:10 pm
Hi Ben, great to see you on the web. I hope we meet us soon in September.
On: August 26, 2006 @10:44 am
Dear Ben, Your page is realy Well done - I saw the pictur and started to smil...all the best until we see us and give a hug to your whole family ... I wish I had a penny for every time I think of you all Rose
On: August 22, 2006 @07:01 pm
Dear Ben, thanks for your music!!!!
On: August 16, 2006 @02:38 pm
Enjoyed the Sands Family concert in Castleblayney very much - keep up the good work!
On: August 10, 2006 @10:17 am
It was wonderful to meet you in Rostrevor and hear your concert with your Family - a true highlight of the wonderful Fiddlers Green Festival. We see you in County Down next year too, I hope - and maybe in Germany before then!
On: August 10, 2006 @10:15 am
Fantastic gig at Fiddlers Green! Well done to the whole family - and John Sheahan! What a great Festival - we'll be back for more next year.
On: August 07, 2006 @08:24 am
Thanks for a great concert on the Saturday of Fiddlers Green and for the friendship and warmth that flows round the festival!
On: July 05, 2006 @03:00 pm
Dear Ben, your website ist wonderful. Hope to see you in Germany this year! All the best for you and your family, Anja
On: July 01, 2006 @05:53 am
we have to lisen to some you music somtime
On: June 11, 2006 @03:45 pm
Great site what I've seen so far Ben,can't wait to check out the music.
On: June 07, 2006 @03:05 pm
I have enjoyed yourand your family's music and songs for years - long may it continue! Any plans for a return visit to the Big Apple?
On: June 05, 2006 @11:09 pm
Ben I have checked your site out and loved the Wonderful Music and Beautiful Pictures. You are quite a Handsome Man! Thank you ever so much for inviting me to your site. Take care of yourself and keep the Wonderful Music Rolling - will check in on you from time to time. Hugs & Kisses, Darlene Angle
On: June 05, 2006 @11:06 pm
Hi Ben, I said I would check out your site & I have. I love your music & am going to buy a CD. It was good hearing from you & hope to hear from you again. Blessings! Dee
On: June 01, 2006 @01:11 pm
Thanks for a great night at the Chase Folk Club! It was so good to see (and hear) you again. I'm really looking forward to seeing you all at Fiddlers Green! Maggie xx
On: May 31, 2006 @04:58 am
Hi Ben, Lovely site! Hope to see you here in the Galilee again soon! I'll keep that bouzouki going meanwhile...Slan, Bracha
On: May 29, 2006 @08:59 pm
Hi Ben. Fine website! I thoroughly enjoyed your concert in Monaghan last week - great songs, tunes and stories. Looking forward to catching up with you again soon. M P
On: May 29, 2006 @08:51 pm
What a wonderful concert in Ballycastle! First time to see the Sands Family all together in concert - unforgettable! Many thanks - can't wait for Fiddlers Green in July.
On: May 21, 2006 @04:08 pm
just checking my mail after neglecting it for six weeks, great site, you looking good, talk soon.
On: May 21, 2006 @06:28 am
Great site Ben...love your music you have here. Will have to see about getting some of your CD's..Ever think of coming to the US on a tour...would love to have you come to my home town.
On: May 17, 2006 @06:25 pm
Great site, Ben. Still hoping for one or two gigs together in autumn.... All the best, Peter
On: May 14, 2006 @10:16 am
Thanks for alovely night at the Chase folk Club
On: May 11, 2006 @09:54 pm
Good to catch up with you again at Irvine Folk Club (every 2nd Wednesday at the Golf Hotel!). Hope the rest of your tour goes as well. Aw ra best.
On: May 02, 2006 @08:41 pm
Great website Ben go n-Ã©irÃ leat a chara
On: May 01, 2006 @03:59 pm
I agree with Lotto that the photo section could do with some brush up... I do have some nice pics to add (cue: your carnival hat). Apart from that your page is "die Wucht in TÃ¼ten" ;-)
On: April 30, 2006 @08:07 am
Benito, better buy a life- jacket and some flippers before summer. I don't want it to be as disastrous as last year. By the way, the photo section could be way more fun with a pic of Mr. Toilet ;-)
On: April 17, 2006 @02:34 pm
Warmest greetings Ben, Well done with your new site - just what Information Technology should be - full of useful Stuff - looking ahead to welcoming you back in Guisborough on 7th May - sessions are still in full swing before the Club gets under way if you feel like sitting in. Also good to see a proper Sands Family site up there. Best regards from us all @ www.guisboroughfolkclub.ukforum.com
On: April 16, 2006 @11:20 pm
Hi Ben,well done. Hope to see you soon in Germany again. Gaby
On: April 15, 2006 @12:47 pm
A nice new webside, but the wonderful photos of you and nature are not very clear. Wish you still the Best. Best regards Susanne
On: April 05, 2006 @07:48 pm
Hi Ben Nice site. It suits you! Looking forward to seeing you at the Davy Lamp in May Terri
On: April 05, 2006 @05:26 pm
Hi Ben! Nice Website! Greetings from Germany! Heike
On: April 04, 2006 @08:27 pm
Hallo Ben, deine Musik Ã¶ffnet die Herzen und lÃ¤sst uns nach Hause kommen im hektischen Leben... Danke! Liebe GrÃ¼sse von Ben Ryan, Finn David, Sabeth, Ulrike, Christian und Oma Ursel!
On: April 04, 2006 @05:59 pm
Great site Ben and easy to navigate. The hills are making me homesick! Love to Barbara and looking forward to seeing you on 8th May. Brenda.
On: April 04, 2006 @04:33 pm
colourfull... yourself... goodluck in all... Ramona
On: April 04, 2006 @04:29 pm
On: April 04, 2006 @03:30 pm
Good to see you've been keeping busy Ben - well done with the site!
On: April 04, 2006 @03:09 pm
Good to hear from you. Wonderful site - top notch. Keep going strong!
On: April 04, 2006 @02:50 pm
Hi Ben!Great improve-keep at it!Clint
On: April 04, 2006 @11:58 am
Hi Ben. Very rural - nice site. Well done!
On: April 04, 2006 @04:10 am
Good morning over my "usual" morning cofee here in the desert. My broomstick's still parked on the piano but thinking of renting one of those modern day vacuum cleaners for riding to Rostrevor in July. Happy "house-warming" to your new site! A long-distance humongous hug, Laurie
On: April 03, 2006 @11:23 pm
Hi Ben.Still as goodlooking as ever!Hope to see you end of April.Great site and great music.Do chara,Gene
On: April 03, 2006 @11:13 pm
Hi Ben.Great website.Pity Barbara didnt find you a pair of socks for the photo.She could of left them back afterwards.See you soon dv.Its bedtime.Time for the rosary.Slan
On: April 03, 2006 @09:50 pm
Great stuff Ben and goodluck with your concert in the Art centre
On: April 03, 2006 @09:40 pm
great site Ben, are you sure thats an Iish picture on the left,it looks like scottish heather. see you on the 10th may in scotland luv mary xx
On: April 03, 2006 @06:19 pm
Hi Ben, Your new site is very clear and user-friendly. Don't despair: if I can manage my site (just about), you can do the same for yours, believe me! Looking forward to hosting you next time you reach Jerusalem. All the best from Mike as well, Jill
On: April 03, 2006 @05:55 pm
Hi Ben Nice web page. I'll be seeing you at Fiddlers Green in July. Can't wait. Be well and continue to sing your heart. Lotsa blessings, Steve
On: April 03, 2006 @04:13 pm
Hi Ben nice site (do you want to build mine ?????) hope your singing and playing well when you back to Bedlington yours as aye ian
On: April 03, 2006 @02:26 pm
Nice one Ben, keep up the good work.
On: April 03, 2006 @02:19 pm
From sunny Texas (really -- we could use some of that rain) to you. :-)
On: April 03, 2006 @02:19 pm
Hi Ben, nice site ! Our daughter Jule ist still listening to your music. In 2 weeks she`ll have a great party for here first birthday. She was thinking about inviting you but at last she changed here mind and is now going to party with Andrea and me... ;-) We take our time (not the train to Morrow) and hope that the diet on monday after here party wonÂ´t be too suffering for us... Best regards from Stuttgart Manfred Andrea and Jule
On: April 03, 2006 @01:28 pm
Good work Ben - a nice tidy and efficient site. All the very best with, well, everything. Phil
On: April 03, 2006 @10:27 am
Well Done! Still getting comments about your songs performed end of February at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival. Good luck with your tour dates and your new writing. Colin
On: April 03, 2006 @09:40 am
Great website Ben! We love ya in Israel. By the way, is that your house on top of the hill in the photo on your home page?:-) Musically yours, Aaron
On: April 03, 2006 @07:41 am
Good morning Ben, first thing I've done this morning_add a link on my own site to this wonderful site! You (and others) may test it? www.should-be-irish.de Unfortunately my guestbook is still out of order...see you tomorrow. Liebe GrÃ¼ÃŸe Anne
On: April 03, 2006 @04:39 am
Hi Ben, am I the first on your site (with my bad English ;-) )? I pressed all of the buttons and found smoething special, very nice! Look forward to see and hear !!! you in September in Germany Many greatings Christina
On: April 03, 2006 @04:10 am
Hi Ben, Lovely site! Hope to see you again here in Israel and to play some more tunes with you soon! Bracha
On: April 02, 2006 @09:56 pm
Great! Well done Ben! "Come (the day after) tomorrow, winds are sighing.." Bis Bald! x Anne and Gerhard
On: April 02, 2006 @09:35 pm
Greta new site - pleased to see your getting the hang of this new technology. Fancy designing our site? Hope to see you soon. Brian
On: April 01, 2006 @07:56 pm
Greetings from Leipzig! New site looks really good. See you soon in Germany I hope! Maria Telfer
On: April 01, 2006 @07:54 pm
Great site, great music! Keep up the good work! Tom
On: March 30, 2006 @01:23 pm
Hea really good looking young man! The best web side ever!! Martina
On: March 30, 2006 @09:30 am
Hey, looking good sir!!!! just not sure where the rest of the dates are for your tour on this side of the water? hug Mirj