Past Event

Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series presents Tommy Sands, Irish Music

Irish folk artist Tommy Sands is known around the world as “The Bard of Peace.” His songs and stories help create bridges. Through a worldview forged in the midst of the troubles in Northern Ireland, Tommy inspires students to understand the universality of the human condition and the importance of living in harmony. From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, sharing 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 songwriting, which draws the admiration of Nobel Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney and father of folk music Pete Seeger, prompts Sing Out! Magazine to regard him as “the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world.”

This event is presented by Quad City Arts, an Illinois-based non-profit serving Rock Island, Henry & Mercer Counties in Illinois, and Scott, Clinton & Muscatine Counties in Iowa. Quad City Arts is part of the Illinois Local Arts Agency Network.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

For tickets, please call 563-326-1333.

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