UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again with a battery of new instruments and a new album that’s been hailed as a “consummate artistic triumph” (Folk Radio UK) and 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 Sarah McQuaid A Documentary by Lewis on the making of the new album. 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 Spain-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.
Artist’s website: http://www.sarahmcquaid.com
‘Slow Decay’ – official video:
UK Tour Dates
November 1 Launceston: No. 8 Cafe & Deli
November 2 Trowbridge: The Village Pump @The Lamb
November 3 Stroud: Minchinhampton Market House
November 4 Barnstaple: ThePlough @StAnne’s
November 6 Northampton: Great kNight Folk Club
November 7 Pontyclun: Llantrisant Folk Club
November 8 Carmarthen: The Parrot
November 9 Shrewsbury: Snailbeach Village Hall
November 10 Doncaster: Cast
November 12 Surbiton: House Concert
November 13 Newport Harbour: Quay Arts – Anthony Minghella Theatre
November 14 Southampton: The Chapel Sessions
November 15 Redbourn Folk Club
November 16 Newbury: ACE Space
November 17 West Kirby Arts Centre
November 18 Southport: Bothy Folk Club
November 19 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre
November 22 St Margaret’s Hope: Cromarty Hall
November 23 Hoy: Gable End Theatre
November 25 Edinburgh: Assembly Roxy
November 28 Carlisle: Old Fire Station
November 29 Rothbury Roots
November 30 Tewkesbury: The Old Baptist Chapel
December 1 Bovey Tracey: South Devon Music
December 2 Truro: Old Bakery Studios