John Sands' Recordings
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Whether you're an enthusiastic listener or someone who is engaged in creating the music, 'tis a wonderful thing indeed to lose one's self in it; a blessing to the soul. I derive a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction from my recording projects; arranging and orchestrating each of the musical phrases that make up a piece of music.
Two of the pieces in this collection were new to me. I had never heard 'Ode to Newfoundland' or 'Nancy Spain' until it was suggested by friends that I include them in this collection. I'm glad I got introduced to these two lovely... [read more]
Every couple of weeks I get together with my friend, Cathy, for the sole purpose of spending an evening listening to music. Cathy is a regular at Taz Records in Halifax. Taz sells mostly LPs and used CDs and after each visit there, Cathy comes over with a bag full of mixed music. The resultant effect of my listening to many different styles of hitherto unheard music, is my taste horizons have expanded. For instance, I found out how much I enjoy Blue Grass and ... [read more]
There's an old saying; 'if you stop to ask a Newfoundlander the way, you would likely be sharing their supper table that night'. And the Newfoundlanders will tell you that 'strangers are just friends you haven't met yet'.
As a seasoned traveller of Newfoundland, I can most certainly attest to the open friendliness with which Newfoundlanders greet strangers...[read more]
Paved with gold - new and old
I have oft times been heard to propose that music is very much about memories. Through music we may wander where we will through time, reliving past events as we go. There is something very wonderful in music; we know not how, but it speaks straight to our hearts and spirits...[read more]
Souvenirs from around the world
From time to time I get asked what my favourite kind of music is. I have often realized that a piece of music which has instant appeal to my own taste, usually has it’s roots in one of the old classical compositions - and so it is with the title track on this album...[read more]
Reminiscing in rhythm
There is little doubt that I got my love for music and rhythm from my mother. Whatever she was doing around the house, you would always hear her singing, and in her time she was an exceptional dancer, winning many awards for her skills on the ballroom dance floor. She undoubtedly passed this on to me...[read more]