for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and
beguiling performer. Her unique voice delivers a powerful emotional
punch that’s matched by
her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. In addition to her own
elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and
Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan Ballads, 1930s jazz
numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals. Sarah is the
author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as
“a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,”
and she has presented workshops on DADGAD tuning at festivals and venues around the globe. Her latest album is called,
‘If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous’ see full details via our website.
Fri 1.Pavilions TeignmouthThe Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Tel 01626 249049 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 2.Praa Sands Community CentrePengersick Lane, Praa Sands, Penzance
Tel: 01392 581070 Tickets £11.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Sun 3.Folk On The MoorWestward Inn, Lee Mill Bridge, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9EE
Tel: 01752 892626 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:15 p.m.
Mon 4.Chettle Village HallChettle, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8DB
Tel: 07776 323198 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Wed 6. The Willows Folk Club Wrea Green Institute, Station Rd, Preston PR4 2PH
Tel: 01253 640959 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Thur 7.Caerleon ArtsSt Cadoc’s Church, High Street, Caerleon NP18 1AZ
Tel: 01633 430194 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Fri 8.Farnham MaltingsBridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Tel: 01252 745444 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 9.Schtumm ExtraThe Queens Head, High Street, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8NH
Tel: 01225 742340 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Sun 10. Haverhill Arts Centre High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR
Tel: 01440 714140 Tickets £12.50 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Tue 12.Gallery Forty545 Main Street, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65
Tel: 01670 783424 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Thur 14.Black Swan Folk Club— Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1
Tel: 01904 632922 Tickets £11.00 — Doors 7:45 p.m.
Fri 15.Water Yeat Village HallWater Yeat, Ulverston LA12 8DJ
Tel: 01229 885200 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 16.The Green Man GalleryHardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, Derbyshire
Tel: 01298 937375 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Sun 17.East Cowton Village HallMain Street, East Cowton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 0DF
Tel: 07794 427290 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Mon 18.The Bridge Folk ClubThe Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon
Tyne NE1 1RQ
Tel: 07757 912733 Tickets £6.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Wed 20.The MusicianClyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE
Tel: 0116 251 0080 £12.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Sat 23.Folk By The GreenThe Sargeant Memorial Hall, 1 Church Lane, Brafield-on-the-Green,
Northampton NN7 1BA
Tel: 07921 928530 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 6:30 p.m.
Sun 24.The Green Dragon InnHardraw, Hawes, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01969 667392 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Mon 25. The Green Room at The Plaza Stockport — Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP
Tel: 0161 477 7779 Tickets £14.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Thur 28. The Hat Factory 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY, UK
Tel 01582 878100 — Tickets £10 (U26 £5) — 8:30pm (Doors 8pm)
Fri 29.The Old Baptist Chapel 63 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5RZ
Tel: 07887 523770 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 30.Sterts Studio— Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5AZ
Tel: 1579 362382 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
About Sarah McQuaid & The Michael Chapman Produced ‘If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous’
precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I
am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his
introduction to Sarah
McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous –
which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where
they were both on the bill.
honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International
Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise
for her voice (which has
been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her
engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of
all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my
fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.
the release of her If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, the
Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter has
expanded her battery of instruments
to include piano, electric guitar and drum, and it’s drawn critical
acclaim internationally: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an
early contender for folk album of that year,” the UK’s fRoots said it
was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters
called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”
a shared world in a new way, from a different angle, is the role of the
songwriter. Sarah gets a gold star on that front. This is a fabulous
album.” —The Afterword
darkly melodic, richly layered folk tapestry … haunting and sparse,
yet beautifully rendered … a voice as thick and soft as fur.” —Elmore
“A work of formidable passion.” —FolkWords