Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer.
Her unique voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. In addition to her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan Ballads, 1930s jazz numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals.
Her earthy voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. Sarah is also the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” and has presented workshops on the DADGAD tuning at festivals and venues around the globe. Her latest album is called Walking Into White.
Thu 16. The Blue Anchor Inn 50 Coinagehall Street Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL
Tel 01736 786463 Admission Free — Doors 7:30 pm.
Sun 9. Ards International Guitar Festival The Queen’s Hall, 18 West St, Newtownards BT23 4EN, N. Ireland
Tel: 028 91 810803 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.
Mon 17. Falmouth Folk ‘n’ Cider Fayre Events Square, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY
Tel: 07584 231391 Admission Free — From 4:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun 29-30. Costa del Folk
Sirenis Seaview Country Club, Calle des Caló, s/n, Port d’es Torrent, San José, Ibiza 07829, Spain
Tel: 01254 445050 See website for full tickets and times.
Fri 30. Penlee Park Open Air Theatre Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE
Tel: 01726 879500 Tickets £14.00 — Doors 6:30 p.m.
Sat 22 & Sun 23. Stainsby Festival Brunt’s Farm, Stainsby, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5RN
Tel: 01246 851337 See website for tickets & times
Thur 27. Evesham Arts Centre Victoria Avenue, Evesham WR11 4QH
Tel: 01386 446944 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 23. Southdowns Folk Festival Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL
Tel: 01243 861010 See website for various festival ticket options
Sun 24. The Subscription Rooms George St, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AE
Tel: 01453 760900 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Tues 26. Rye Arts Festival Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LE
Tel: 01797 224442 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sun 15. Dreamers Folk — The Sportsman’s Arms, Four Lanes, Redruth TR16 6LR
Tel: 01736 850630 Tickets £5:00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.