Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sarah McQuaid UK Tour Dates - Fri 31st October to Fri 5th December 2014

Sarah McQuaid

UK Tour Dates - Fri 31st October to Fri 5th December 2014

October 2014

Fri 31. Edge Village Hall, The Green, Edge, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 6PA
Tel: 01452 814139 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:00 p.m.
November 2014

Sat 1. Whalley Village Hall, Accrington Road, Whalley BB7 9TD
Tel: 01254 822350 Tickets £6.00 -- From 7:00 p.m.

Thurs 6. Holybourne Theatre London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EL
Tel: 01420 562471 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m. 
(Green Man Folk Club Presents Sarah McQuaid + Steve Donnelly)

Fri 7. Roots Music Club Doncaster, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD
Tel: 07939 148603 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Sat 8. The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY
Tel: 01833 631107 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Mon 10. The Bicycle Shop, 17 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PE
Tel: 01603 625777 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Thurs 13. Bromsgrove Folk Club, Catshill Club, 13 Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 0JJ
Tel: 0121 476 5938 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:45 p.m.
Fri 14. The Village Pump @The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8BN
Tel: 01225 865107 Tickets £5.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Sat 15. The Globe, 144 High Street West Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8HJ
Tel: 07512214668 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Mon 17. Real Music Live, Stormy Monday Club @ Bulls Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9PY
Tel: 0208 761 9078 Tickets £10.00 -- From 8:30 p.m.
Tues 18. The Roses, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5NX
Tel: 01684 295074 Tickets £10.00 -- From 8:00 p.m.

Thurs 20. Loosely Folk, The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1LL
Tel: 01845 523767 -- Tickets £9.00 -- From  7:30 p.m.
Fri 21. Henry Travers Studio, The Maltings Theatre, Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ
Tel: 01289 330999 Tickets £13.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Sat 22. Transclyde Music, St Paul's Church Hall, Deanhood Place, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute PA20 0AP
Tel: 07720 744205 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Sun 23. Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AE
Tel: 01506 777666 Tickets £13.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Mon 24. Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County RFC, Bridgehaugh Pk, Causewayhead Rd, Stirling, Scotland FK9 5AP
Tel: 01786 811627 Tickets £9.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.
Tues 25. The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LT
Tel: 0131 557 2976 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:00 p.m.

Thurs 27. Clydesdale Folk Club, The Elphinstone Hotel, 145 High Street, Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6DL
Tel: 01555 811641 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Fri 28. Atlantic Islands Centre, Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Oban, Argyll, Scotland PA34 4UB
Tel: 01852 314322 Tickets £6.00 -- From 7:15 p.m.
Sun 29.  St John's Church St. John's Street, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3EJ
Tel: 01483 421520 Tickets £5.00 -- From 2.00 p.m.

December 2014

Thurs 4. Philleigh Folk Club, The Roseland Inn, Philleigh-in-Roseland, Truro TR2 5NB
Tel: 01326 270379 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

Fri 5. The Acorn Penzance, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU
Tel: 01736 363545 Tickets £12.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.

About Sarah McQuaid
Renowned 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. Her earthy voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that's matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. Sarah is also the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as "a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists," and has presented workshops on the DADGAD tuning at festivals and venues around the globe.

Sarah's most recent album The Plum Tree and The Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: The UK’s fRoots called it “impeccable,” Ireland’s Hot Press said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs,” and Germany’s Folker wrote “Diese Frau hat Stil” (“This lady’s got style”). In the US, Seattle’s Victory Review hailed it as “truly profound and deeply emotive .... This is one for the keeping,” while Midwest Record described it as “low key but glorious and incendiary.” The album was No. 3 on the Folk-DJ Chart for March 2012, and by April was No. 5 on the Euro Americana Chart; in June, it was No. 6 on the Roots Music Report Folk Top 50.

Produced by Gerry O’Beirne (Midnight Well, Patrick Street, Sharon Shannon Band) and engineered by Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys, Lúnasa), The Plum Tree and The Rose represents a departure from Sarah’s previous albums in that nine of its thirteen tracks are originals. 
Although a thread of personal experience is woven into the material, Sarah truly shines as a teller of parables. Whether she’s recounting the life of 16th century businesswoman Bess of Hardwick or standing in Derby Cathedral and pondering the immortality of the soul, the specific detail subtly manifests a universal truth. These are songs that linger in the listener’s imagination.

New Album Coming Soon!
Earlier this year, Sarah travelled from her adopted home in Cornwall, England, to the small town of Cornwall, New York, USA, where she spent three weeks recording the new album.  Due for release on the US-based Waterbug label on 2nd February 2015 and entitled Walking Into White, the album was co-produced by Jeremy Backofen (Frightened Rabbit, Felice Brothers, Simone Felice, Andrea Tomasi) and Sarah’s cousin Adam Pierce (Mice Parade, Tom Brosseau, Múm, Ólöf Arnalds, Gregory and the Hawk). Guest musicians include Adam and Jeremy as well as Dan Lippel on classical guitar, Gareth Flowers on trumpet, Kivie Cahn-Lipman on cello and pianist Rob King. Martin Stansbury, Sarah’s manager and touring sound engineer, also contributed guest vocals, air organ and percussion.

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