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May 2012





April/May 2010
Darrah Carr honored by Irish Echo + Tommy Sands concert news + Babatunde Lea

February 2010
Boys of the Lough christen a US ‘Castle’ + Presenters' Feedback: Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble + Current Tours

January 2010
“Our Musical World” Receives Silver Medal + Celtic Connections Chooses Tommy Sands + Beppe Gambetta Spotlight Showcase in Review

December 2009
Kevin Locke Wins Record of the Year + Harmonia Debuts New Program + New online brochures + New Touring Program: Ostroushko & Gambetta + Dirty Linen Features Tommy Sands + more

October 2009
Kevin Locke nominated for Nammys + more on Kevin Locke + Anthony Brown + Darrah Carr Dance + more

August 2009
Kevin Locke receives ISMA nomination + New CD from Boys of the Lough + New winter holiday brochures now online + more

August 2008
Kevin Locke releases Earth Gift CD + Guitar master Beppe Gambetta joins Ixtlan roster + more

July 2008
Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble awarded NEFA grant + more

June 2008
Tommy Sands releases Let the Circle be Wide CD + Peter Ostroushko releases Peter Goes to the Circus CD + Kevin Locke releases Seven Fires CD + more

May 2008
Tommy Sands and Kevin Locke NDE showcase at Arts Northwest + more

April 2008
Ixtlan creates new education division + more

Announcing Tommy Sands Tour Dates

Tommy Sands will tour America twice in the upcoming year.

The first tour will be a solo tour from late-September through late-October, 2012.

Next Spring, Tommy Sands and his Irish Band will tour with special guest, Cathal McConnell, founding member of Boys of the Lough.

Tommy's programs feature his classic songs such as "There Were Roses" and "Daughter and Sons," along with new material for his two most recent releases:

  • "Let the Circle Be Wide," winner of best Celtic recording of the year*
  • "Arising from The Troubles," his latest recording commemorating the upcoming 15th year anniversary of the Good Friday Peace Accords.

Tommy's Fall 2012 Solo Tour concerts are perfect for smaller venues of 350 seats or less. The program for the quartet's Spring 2013 Tour is appropriate for larger venues.

Call now for information about these two exciting tours.

The respected and popular Public Radio Programme Celtic Connections, which is syndicated to 140 radio stations in 30 states throughout the USA has chosen "Let the Circle Be Wide" by Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan to be the ALBUM OF THE YEAR for 2009. Tommy is delighted and energized by the news and warmly congratulate and thank all those connected with the making of the record. Thanks to Tom Newman, Colum Sands, Steve Cooney, Arty McGlynn, all the Sands Family and musicians in Spring Studios Rostrevor, Jim Musselman and Alan Edwards at Appleseed Recordings, Robin Troup at Ixtlan Artists Group, and especially Bryan Kelso Crow at Celtic Connections, Illinois