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Sarah McQuaid Fifth Studio Album and November Tour Dates

Oct 30, 2019

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, 1930’s jazz numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals.

The author of Sarah of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, Sarah is described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” and she has presented workshops on DADGAD (an alternative guitar tuning,  most associated with Celtic music tuning) at festivals and venues around the globe.

With the release of Sarah’s fifth solo album  –  ‘If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous’  (produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill)  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.

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,”  Michael Chapman

Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts 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.

Sarah is out on tour in November, where you can experience her dulcet tones for yourself.

Tour Dates as follows:

November 2019

Fri 1. Pavilions Teignmouth The Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG

Tel 01626 249049 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.


Sat 2. Praa Sands Community Centre Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands, Penzance TR20 9RB

Tel: 01392 581070 Tickets £11.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.


Sun 3. Folk On The Moor Westward Inn, Lee Mill Bridge, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9EE

Tel: 01752 892626 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:15 p.m.


Mon 4. Chettle Village Hall Chettle, 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 Arts St Cadoc’s Church, High Street, Caerleon NP18 1AZ

Tel: 01633 430194 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.


Fri 8. Farnham Maltings Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

Tel: 01252 745444 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.


Sat 9. Schtumm Extra The 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 Forty5 45 Main Street, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 9PP

Tel: 01670 783424 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.


Thur 14. Black Swan Folk Club — Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR

Tel: 01904 632922 Tickets £11.00 — Doors 7:45 p.m.


Fri 15. Water Yeat Village Hall Water Yeat, Ulverston LA12 8DJ

Tel: 01229 885200 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.


Sat 16. The Green Man Gallery Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6PY

Tel: 01298 937375 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.


Sun 17. East Cowton Village Hall Main Street, East Cowton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 0DF

Tel: 07794 427290 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.


Mon 18. The Bridge Folk Club The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

Tel: 07757 912733 Tickets £6.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.


Wed 20. The Musician Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE

Tel: 0116 251 0080 £12.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.


Sat 23. Folk By The Green The 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 Inn Hardraw, Hawes, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3LZ

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.


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