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Out On The Road: Sarah McQuaid Scheduled For Old Fire Station - November 28
UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again with a battery of new instruments and an album that’s been hailed as a “consummate artistic triumph” (Folk Radio UK).
The album has been tipped as an early candidate for folk album of the year by magazines and blogs in the USA, UK, Netherlands and Spain.
Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, who’s also given Sarah his own electric guitar on long-term loan, Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP as well as CD.
With the help of financial support from Arts Council England and Cultivator Cornwall, Sarah was able to commission videos of her songs “Slow Decay” and “The Tug Of The Moon” from Cornwall-based filmmakers Brett Harvey and Mawgan Lewis, respectively, as well as a documentary by Lewis on the making of the new album – all of which can be viewed on Sarah’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/sarahmcquaid
She’s also upped the number of instruments in her arsenal to include drum and (where possible) piano in addition to electric and acoustic guitars.
“People look at my stage setup and say, ‘Oh, I didn’t realise you were bringing a band with you,’” she laughs, “and I have to explain that no, it’s still just me! But it’s great to be able to have so much variety in my live set, and I’m getting really excited about all these new possibilities instrumentally. I think I might be writing a lot more on piano in the future, and I’d like to do more with the drum as well.”
The Spanish-born, American-raised and UK-based artist is now gearing up for three solid months of touring, with 37 shows in the USA and 25 in the UK (62 concerts in total), starting on September 7th and winding up back in her adopted home county of Cornwall on December 2nd.
Sarah McQuaid brings her show to Carlisle’s Old Fire Station on November 28th. For more information, or to book tickets, click here.
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