Trad/roots: In a world divided between us and them, Tommy Sands provides us with much needed perspective

Songs about injustices ancient and contemporary sit alongside ditties of geographical whimsy on Fair Play To You All, the latest and perhaps most special of Mayobridge musician and peace activist Tommy Sands's albums

Co Down singer-songwriter Tommy Sands. Photograph by Declan Roughan
Robert McMillen
TO TELL the truth, I’m not too keen on many songs about the Troubles here. I find a lot of them are worthy but twee. Then, one cold, wet, misty afternoon, I was travelling home along a mountain [...]

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