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Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family

20 Sep 00 - 10:17 AM (#301340)
Subject: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,snori@polbox.com

Hallo lads. Does anybody know if there is any connection between Irish Music Band The Sands Family, and one of IRA leaders - Bobby Sands, who died in Long Cash prison after the hunger strike in 1981 ? Please let me know at snori@polbox.com Best Regards Snori


20 Sep 00 - 10:20 AM (#301351)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Moleskin Joe

There is no connection.


20 Sep 00 - 10:25 AM (#301353)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,snori@polbox.com

OK, Thanks!


20 Sep 00 - 03:26 PM (#301567)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: mike putt

Hi I'm not trying to extract the urine, but it's Long Kesh Prison


20 Sep 00 - 08:02 PM (#301813)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Susanne (skw)

Actually, I asked Tommy last year, and he said Bobby was a distant cousin of theirs.


20 Sep 00 - 10:30 PM (#301900)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Brendy

- Click Here -

B.


20 Sep 00 - 10:38 PM (#301908)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Jon Freeman

Nice article and Then There Were Roses is IMO a truely great song.

Thinking of Tommy Sands though, can anyone explain "Humpty Dumpty" (was pushed) to me.

Jon


20 Sep 00 - 11:22 PM (#301940)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: mg

I saw the Sands family in probably 1975 when some were still teens..the young girl, Ann I believe, was an astounding singer...mg


21 Sep 00 - 07:52 AM (#302106)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Cavia_P

Collum Sands wrote (and sings) "The last house in our street", one of the best songs to come out of 'the troubles'.
Cavia_P


21 Sep 00 - 07:32 PM (#302663)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Susanne (skw)

Jon: I've always thought 'Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed' was about not believing everything you are taught and told - but that sometimes it is healthier not to let on you don't ...


18 Jul 10 - 09:07 PM (#2947388)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST

About nine years ago, I asked Ben Sands if he was any relation to Bobby Sands. He said as far as he knew, they were not, but as the name was the same and they were from the same general area, it was likely there was a connection back somewhere.


12 Sep 10 - 10:54 PM (#2985484)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,john sands

i would like to know if any of those sands are related to the sands in canada?


20 Mar 11 - 11:45 AM (#3117559)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,rolo

Sands family rostrevor music, don't believe there is any connection.


20 Mar 11 - 11:51 AM (#3117562)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle

How about the sands of Iwo Jima?


20 Mar 11 - 03:12 PM (#3117673)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: BTNG

Erskine Childers wrote The Riddle of The Sands


20 Mar 11 - 05:27 PM (#3117764)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle

Then there was Mary, who drove the cattle home across the Sands of Dee.

Same continent - you can't tell me theres no connection.


20 Mar 11 - 05:36 PM (#3117770)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: skipy

Then there is the Sands of time!


21 Mar 11 - 05:46 AM (#3118074)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)

There is also the former Tory politician Duncan Sandys (different spelling, same pronunciation).


21 Mar 11 - 05:49 AM (#3118076)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Michael

What about the Arabian Communist branch?

'The Sands of the desert are sodden red..'

Mike


21 Mar 11 - 07:47 AM (#3118148)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Desi C

I believe the hunger striker Booby may have been a distant relative, I don't believe there is an IRA connection though, the Sands Family including Bobby and Colum Sands are a very talented bunch from Northern Ireland


21 Mar 11 - 08:19 AM (#3118163)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)

I would like to see the title of this thread changed.

There is absolutely NO connection with the Sands family and Robert Gerard Sands. The Sands Family are very well known in County Down, I met their parents Mick (Chief as he was known) and Bridie, several times whilst visiting family in Ireland, great people.

Bridie was from a famous family in Warrenpoint County Down, called Connolly. She went through the same thing "are you related to James Connolly who was shot in 1916".

The family love their Gaelic football, but never had any connections with republicanism.


21 Mar 11 - 10:36 PM (#3118717)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle

I bet quite a few James Connolly's were shot around 1916. Sadly.


21 Mar 11 - 11:26 PM (#3118733)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Beer

I would wager a bet that all the Sands are connected no matter which country they are located in.
Jon,
This is very strange. I just put my guitar down after singing "There Were Roses",then connected to Mudcat and here is the song being mentioned.
Here I am living in Quebec for the last 40 years plus wishing i was home in the Atlantic Provinces and crying over Irish songs.
I have a very strong connection to Ireland but that is for another time.
ad.


13 Oct 11 - 10:02 PM (#3238680)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,Song

I asked Ben Sands, brother of Tommy and Colum and Anne, if Bobby was any relation. He told me that they did not know of a direct connection, but being that they are from the same region, he figured there was one way back.


15 Oct 11 - 08:58 PM (#3239658)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Susanne (skw)

Richie Black - you're certainly right, they've always advocated non-violence and have been very active promoting mutual understanding. But have you read Tommy's autobiography? It provides some interesting info on what it took to reach that attitude.


16 Nov 11 - 07:54 AM (#3258017)
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,rob

hi my name is Robert sands from southren Ireland and ive no known connection to bobby even though im usually called bobby or the music family sands