Category Archives: Upcoming Green Willow Concerts

Currently scheduled Green Willow concerts

Tommy Sands (10/27/2022)

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Blue Ball Barn

1914 West Park Drive, Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

Advanced Reserved Tickets: $26.00
Tickets Purchased at Door: $28.00
17 & under: FREE when accompanied by paying adult

See below for information on obtaining advance reservations for this concert

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Cash, check or credit card accepted for payment at door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. The Blue Ball Barn is a Delaware State Parks system facility. Park entrance fees will not be in force during the concert. Ample free parking is available at the venue. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands, County Down’s singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime.

From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today.

His songwriting, which draws the admiration of Nobel Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney and father of folk music Pete Seeger, prompts respected US magazine Sing Out! to regard him as “the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world”.

His songs, like “There were Roses”, and “Daughters and Sons”, which have been recorded by Joan Baez, Kathy Matthea, Dolores Keane, Sean Keane, Frank Patterson, Dick Gaughan, The Dubliners and many others have been translated into many languages and are currently included in the English language syllabus in German secondary schools.

In May 2002 Tommy Sands received an honorary doctorate of Letters from The University of Nevada for his outstanding work as musician and ambassador for peace and understanding and, May 18th was pronounced “Tommy Sands Day in Reno”.

“The gentle songs of a gentle man, ringing out above the tumult and the shouting. . . Through people like Tommy Sands there will be an answer. . .”
BELFAST TELEGRAPH

“Tommy Sands has achieved that difficult but wonderful balance between knowing and loving the traditions of his home and being concerned with the future of the whole world. . .”
PETE SEEGER

Advance Reservations

Advance confirmed/paid reservations for this concert may be obtained by first sending email to reservations@greenwillow.org OR by calling the Green Willow reservation line at (302) 635-4736. Please be sure to provide your name, email address and/or telephone contact number, the show you are requesting reservations for, along with the number and type(s) of tickets you wish to purchase. You will receive a confirmation that we have received your request for advance reservation(s).

We request that you then confirm your reservation by sending payment to us in one of the following ways:

  • By check, made payable to Green Willow Folk Club, and mailed via USPS to Green Willow, PO Box 350, Rockland DE 19732-0350. It will be helpful to include a note confirming the number of tickets and your contact information. There are no surcharges on tickets reserved by check payment. We will confirm receipt of your check to the contact information provided. Please be sure to mail your check so that it reaches our Rockland address no later than Thursday, October 21, 2022. The USPS advises that First Class Mail my take up to 10 days to arrive at its final destination.
  • Via PayPal, send payment for your reservations to us as “Green Willow Folk Club” (without the quotes). This name should come up as you type into the “Name” block in “Send Money” on the PayPal website/app. In most cases, PayPal will permit you to send the funds either from your PayPal account, an associated checking account, or a credit card.Please include a note when prompted confirming your name, contact information and number of tickets being purchased. There are no surcharges applied to tickets purchased via PayPal. We will confirm receipt of your payment.

If you have questions or encounter problems with making advance reservations, please contact us at info@greenwillow.org or (302) 635-4736.