26 May 2018Singer, songwriter and peace activist Tommy Sands heads to Glenfarg
Tommy Sands appears at Glenfarg Folk Club on Monday, May 28.
If Sands’ achievements consisted only of the songs There Were Roses and Daughters and Sons, he would still have earned a place in Irish music’s hall of fame. But there is much, much more to the singer, songwriter and peace activist from Mayo Bridge in County Down.
Joan Baez, The Dubliners and the County Londonderry linnet, Cara Dillon are among the many musicians who have voiced the words and music of Sands, whose career has been punctuated by tragedy – his brother Eugene was killed in a road accident during a Sands Family tour of Germany in 1975 – and the joy of appearing onstage with the legendary Pete Seeger as well as songwriting success.
The unassuming Sands, who has connections to the Bronte family through his mother, also once cajoled Rev Ian Paisley into telling jokes on his long-running radio programme. So expect a rich tapestry of song and quietly told anecdotes here.
04 May 2018Sounds in the Suburbs go to town with Glasgow music promotions
Glasgow music promoters Sounds in the Suburbs move into the west end for their June presentations.
Two gigs at the Doublet Bar in Park Road feature Latin-folk singer Gina Chavez on Wednesday 13 and East Nashville-based singer-songwriter Amelia White on Monday 25.