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      November 15, 2019


      Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4SG

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      Tommy Sands

      Tommy Sands, Co Down's singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. From the pioneering days with the highly influential 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 song writing, which was admired by the late poet Seamus Heaney and also the father of folk music Pete Seeger, prompted respected US magazine "Sing Out" to regard him as "the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world". 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 Sands much-awaited CD "Fair Play To You All" has just been released world wide. A new album release from Tommy Sands is always a special event but "Fair Play To You All" is perhaps one of his most special offerings of all. One glance at the cover or a single listen to the music will immediately delight of course, but there is so much behind the cover and between the lines that you will find yourself slowly feasting on the contents for a long time to come. The title itself is an oft used throwaway line in Ireland but in the pen-hand of Tommy Sands it becomes much more profound and an overture to the album itself. ------------------------ "Tommy Sands is one of the most productive and prolific performers in the history of Irish music and indeed one of the truly great songwriters in global music. His songs have become part of a long and venerable tradition that now reaches all over the world. He 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. He 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. This remarkable recording with the extraordinary musician Steve Cooney is sure to be an enduring contribution to Irish and world music. "Professor Michael (Mick) Moloney, New York University.

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