Notable Quotes
  • Tommy Sands is one of the most important songwriters in Ireland if not the rest of the world. . .
         SING OUT (USA)
  • The gentle songs of a gentle man, ringing out above the tumult and the shouting. . . Through people like Tommy Sands there will be an answer. . .
         BELFAST TELEGRAPH
  • Most gifted songwriter...with an ability to write on serious subjects which come across as songs rather than sermons...also well able to be extremely funny in the way he puts words together. . .
         IRISH TIMES
  • You'd have to be some mean class of bastard to dislike this music. . .
         Eamon McCann (HOT PRESS)
  • "There were Roses" is certainly one of the best songs ever written about the "Irish Problem". . .
         TO BEAT THE DRUM (Scotland)
  • Timeless Sands still with irresistable lure. . .
         IRISH NEWS
  • 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. . .
         PETE SEEGER
  • I love the version of 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' by Tommy Sands. That is the best version that has ever been recorded. It is just chilling, isn't it?. . .
         JOHN STEWART (KINGSTON TRIO)
  • In two minutes the entire audience were singing with him "Armenia, Armenia", a very moving performer. . .
         PRAVDA
  • Richly talented singer and songwriter. . .
         BOSTON GLOBE
  • One moment my tears were of sorrow, the next moment they were tears of joy, his songs are unforgettable stories. . .
         RADIO LEIPZIG
  • You feel you can trust the singer as well as the song. . .
         SEAMUS HEANEY
  • Sands sang two ballads. . . everyone in the room was mesmerised. Hairs stood at attention on peoples arms. Eyes moistened. . .
         Wayne Melton (RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL)
  • Sands is a true weaver of dreams and spells. . .
         Oliver P Sweeney (HOT PRESS) (December 2001)
  • Stirring spellbinding performance. . .
         Earle Hitchener (Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal)
  • Tommy Sands is the only man, without a private army, who can intimidate me?. . .
         Loyalist Politician David Ervine (after being coaxed onto stage to sing with Sands at "Re-Imagining Ireland", Charlottesville VA May 2003).