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Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family

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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Moleskin Joe
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:20 AM

There is no connection.


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

OK, Thanks!


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

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


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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Brendy
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:30 PM

- Click Here -

B.


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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: mg
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:22 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Cavia_P
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 07:52 AM

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


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

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 ...


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 09:07 PM

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.


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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: GUEST,rolo
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 11:45 AM

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


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

How about the sands of Iwo Jima?


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: BTNG
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 03:12 PM

Erskine Childers wrote The Riddle of The Sands


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

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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: skipy
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 05:36 PM

Then there is the Sands of time!


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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Michael
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 05:49 AM

What about the Arabian Communist branch?

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

Mike


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
From: Beer
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 11:26 PM

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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


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