Live! Folklife Concert: Tommy Sands

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crandall Public Library
Christine L. McDonald Community Room

Event Details

Tommy Sands, Northern Ireland's folk singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. From the pioneering days with the Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York's Carnegie Hall to Moscow's Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today. His songs, like "There were Roses" and "Daughters and Sons" have been recorded by Joan Baez, The Dubliners and many others. He has hosted the radio show Country Ceili in Belfast since 1976, and in 2002 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno for his work as a "musician and ambassador for peace and understanding." The late Pete Seeger said of his friend, "Tommy Sands has achieved that difficult but wonderful balance between knowing and loving the traditions of his home and being concerned with the future of the whole world."

This series of concerts is produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, and made possible with grant funding from the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program, with the support of the Governor and the NYS Legislature.

Event Type(s): Folklife Program
Age Group(s): All Ages
Presenter: Todd DeGarmo
Todd DeGarmo
(518) 792-6508 ext. 237