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.

March 2017

Thu 16. The Blue Anchor Inn 50 Coinagehall Street Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL

Tel 01736 786463 Admission Free — Doors 7:30 pm.

April 2017

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.

June 2017

Fri 30. Penlee Park Open Air Theatre  Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE

Tel: 01726 879500 Tickets £14.00 —  Doors 6:30 p.m.

July 2017

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.

September 2017

 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.

October 2017

Sun 15. Dreamers Folk — The Sportsman’s Arms, Four Lanes, Redruth TR16 6LR

Tel: 01736 850630 Tickets £5:00 — Doors 7:00 p.m.

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