The Song That Stopped A War – Tommy Sands

Music is a universal language that transcends all barriers. It is an unassailable platform where Truth and Love are safe. During our darkest days, it gave us leave to clap our hands and to dance together. Music is ‘A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’. Truth and Reconciliation Platform, or TaRP as it’s commonly called, invited artists to dedicate a song, or a piece of music, to victims of the conflict on the island of Ireland, frequently referred to as ‘The Troubles’ or to an event or a memory that, for them, holds a particular poignancy. What follows is a response to our invitation from the renowned Irish singer-songwriter and story-teller Tommy Sands.

‘Music: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ is a Truth and Reconciliation Platform educational project, hosted by The Miami Showband Peace Centre Online.