Sarah McQuaid announces tour dates

Sarah McQuaid

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:

‘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