Date: Fri 19 Aug
Name: Sarah McQuaid
Style: Trad/Blues/Singer Songwriter
American singer songwriter and international touring artist Sarah McQuaid was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in 2017 and is the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, published by Hal Leonard/Novello. Sarah's sixth solo album, The St Buryan Sessions, was recorded and filmed live in the medieval church of St Buryan, near her home in West Cornwall. Released in October 2021 on CD and limited-edition double LP, it features stunning solo performances by Sarah on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and floor tom drum, her lush, distinctive vocals echoing through the soaring space. A playlist of videos from the sessions can be found on Sarah’s YouTube channel.
“Outstanding vocal versatility and power … stunning, intricate guitar accompaniment.” — American Blues Scene
“I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” —Huffington Post