One more for the road we’ve travelled together,
One more for the road and the tunes that we played,
One more for the friends who have shortened our journeys,
One more for the road that’s waiting ahead.
For the blossoms of Spring and the first day of Summer,
For the leaves that will soften the step to your door,
For the snowflakes that dance in the darkness of Winter,
For the love in your laughter there’s time for one more.
For the song of the lark bringing hope in the morning,
For the salmon a leaping and trying once more,
For the speed of the hare, against the hill running,
For the courage within you, there’s time for one more.
For the weavers of warmth and the builders of shelter,
For the women who carry all life to the door,
For the carers of soil, of air and of water,
For the love in your heart, there’s time for one more.
from Song Bridge,
released April 28, 2020
Colum Sands: vocals, guitar, alto mandolin, concertina & double bass with Nuala Curran: cello, Brendan Monaghan: tin whistle, Anne Sands: backing vocals, Ben Sands: backing vocals, Tommy Sands: backing vocals and 5 string banjo
Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the
Drawing on countless performances, Sands uses humour and shrewd observation to celebrate what unites rather than what separates. His latest album “Song Bridge” includes many of the songs written for his extensive environmental campaigning over the past two years....more
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