Sarah McQuaid - The Acorn Penzance
This will be Sarah’s seventh visit to this lovely arts centre in her adopted home town of Penzance. For more info, visit http://theacornpenzance.com or ring 01736 363545. Advance tickets available from Cornwall Riviera Box Office, 01726 879500, http://www.crbo.co.uk or in person from Welcome to West Cornwall, Station Approach, Penzance and The Tourist Information Centre, The Guildhall, St Ives. Ticket price includes £1 per person theatre fund contribution.
“The 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.
Recently 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.
With the release of her new album, 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 raves internationally: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” 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.”