The ‘veritable powerhouse of creativity’ embarks on tour dates across November and December 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
“Tommy continues to be a veritable powerhouse of creativity in world music and writes new songs that touch the nerve of all those concerned with social justice and enduring peace between people of all creeds and ethnicities.” – Professor Michael Moloney, New York University.
Irishman Sands is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and social activist.
His song writing, which was admired by the late poet Seamus Heaney and also the father of folk music Pete Seeger, prompted respected stateside magazine “Sing Out” to regard him as “the most powerful songwriters in Ireland.”
His songs, like There were Roses, and Daughters and Sons, have been recorded by Joan Baez, Kathy Matthea, Dolores Keane, Sean Keane, Frank Patterson, Dick Gaughan, The Dubliners, Cara Dillon and many others.
“Tommy is a true humanist gifted with a unique ability to reach across ethnic divides particularly in his homeland, a territory that has been racked by divisions for literally hundreds of years.” – Professor Michael Moloney, New York University.
November 2019 – Tommy Sands solo
Wed 13. Edinburgh Folk Club, Ukrainian Community Centre 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB. Tel: 07968 131737 Tickets £10.00 — 8:00pm
Fri 15. Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG. Tel: 0191 261 0384 Tickets £10.00 — 7:00pm
Sun 17. Grimsby Folk & Acoustic, The Spider’s Web, Carr Lane, Grimsby, N.E Lincs, DN32 8LN. Tel 01472 692065 Tickets £10.00 — 8:00pm
Wed 20. Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun, Sth Wales CF72 9EH. Tel: 07989 209824 Tickets £8.00 — 8:00pm
Thur 21. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP. Tel: 0151 709 3789 Tickets £15.00 — 8:00pm
Sun 24. Walthamstow Folk Club, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA. Tel: 07740 612607 Tickets £8.00 — 7:30pm
Thur 28. Burren Heritage Centre, 15 Bridge Rd, Warrenpoint, Newry, Co Down, N Ireland, Tel: 028 4177 3378 Tickets £12.00 — 8:00pm
December 2019 – Tommy Sands with the Sands Family
Thurs 5. Market Place Theatre, Armagh, 9 Market Street, Armagh N. Ireland BT61 7BW. Tel: 028 3752 1821 Tickets £19.50 — 8:00pm
Fri 20. Ardhowen Theatre, 97 Dublin Rd, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,N.Ireland BT74 6HN. Tel: 028 6632 5440 Tickets £19.50 — 8:00pm
Fri 27. The Canal Court Hotel , Merchants Quay, Newry, Co Down, N.Ireland BT35 8HF. Tel 028 3025 1234 Tickets £19.50 — 8:00pm