Sarah McQuaid - Veryan Parish Hall/Philleigh Folk
This concert is kindly co-sponsored by Philleigh Folk and Veryan Parish Hall, and will include a support set from much-loved local musician Sid of the band River Blue Music (https://www.facebook.com/sidriverblue). Advance tickets available from Veryan & Portloe Stores or by phoning 01872 501313. For more info, visit http://www.veryanparishhall.co.uk or ring 01872 501886. Visit http://www.sarahmcquaid.com for other tour dates and more information about Sarah.
“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.”