Rising folk star Sarah McQuaid sets out on tour across the USA and UK — see details of dates below.

With a new single due out in October and her fourth solo album set for release in February 2015, it’s already a busy time for Sarah McQuaid — and now she’s gearing up for a three-month tour that will see her playing 60 concerts coast-to-coast across the USA and end-to-end up and down the UK.

Earlier this year, the singer/songwriter/guitarist travelled from her adopted home in Cornwall, England, to the small town of Cornwall, New York, USA, where she spent three weeks recording the new album.

Due for release on the US-based Waterbug label on 2nd February 2015 and entitled Walking Into White, the album was co-produced by Jeremy Backofen (Frightened Rabbit, Felice Brothers, Simone Felice, Andrea Tomasi) and Sarah’s cousin Adam Pierce (Mice Parade, Tom Brosseau, Múm, Ólöf Arnalds, Gregory and the Hawk). Guest musicians include Adam and Jeremy as well as Dan Lippel on classical guitar, Gareth Flowers on trumpet, Kivie Cahn-Lipman on cello and pianist Rob King. Martin Stansbury, Sarah’s manager and touring sound engineer, also contributed guest vocals, air organ and percussion.

“I have to admit that it was a bit daunting to be working with a completely new team,” says Sarah. “Even though Adam is my cousin, I’d seen hardly anything of him since we were kids, although I’ve been keeping an eye on his musical career and admire his work tremendously — he’s one of those people who seem to be able to pick up any instrument and play it impeccably, and he also writes beautiful songs. When I found out that he was based in a place called Cornwall, I took it as a sign that we were meant to work together … but I had no way of knowing how it would go.

“And I hadn’t met any of the others before at all, so I was very glad to have Martin with me for moral support! But I needn’t have worried — not only are they all incredibly talented and great to work with, but it actually turned out to be a lot of fun — I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much during a recording project! I’m really excited about the new album, and I’m also very happy that Gerry O’Beirne, who produced all three of my previous solo albums, co-wrote a song with me for this one, so there’s a bit of continuity there.

“I’m really looking forward to trying out the new material over the next few months of touring. I’ll be aiming to add a couple of pieces from the new album to the setlist for every gig, so that by the time it comes out I’ll be well used to playing all of them live.”

The first single from the new album, an upbeat original song by Sarah called “The Silver Lining,” is due for release in October, ahead of the UK leg of Sarah’s tour.

Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries.

Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose was released in 2012 and has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary” and Hot Press (Ireland) said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.” Her fourth album Walking Into White is due out on Waterbug Records in February 2015.

Hi-res photos and album cover artwork available for download from www.sarahmcquaid.com/press.html

Press pack, hi-res images, videos, past interviews etc may also be viewed on and downloaded from Sarah’s Press Dropbox:


To download individual files, just click on the gear icon at the bottom right corner of the relevant page.

To arrange interviews or request a copy of the album, please contact Pat Tynan on pattynan@btconnect.com or by phone at +44 1895 631336.

To contact Sarah directly, email or ring +44 7999 868758 (mobile). While on tour in the USA from 4 September until 27 October, Sarah may be reached on her US cellphone number: +1 (469) 422-1756.


5 September 2014

Beggars Banquet Concerts — Garland, TX

Tel (214) 476-6858 — Suggested donation $15-$20 — 8pm (Doors 7pm)


Potluck at 7pm (BYOB) followed by 8pm concert. Suggested donation $15-$20 of which $3 goes to New Beginnings Cat Rescue and the remainder to the artist. Patrons are also asked to bring 2 cans of food for a local food pantry. For more info, visit http://www.audiocatniprecords.com or ring (214) 476-6858.

6 September 2014

Austin Acoustical Cafe — Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78701

Tel (512) 476-5662 — Tickets $12 in advance, $15 door — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)


8 September 2014

The Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre — 600 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tel (205) 758-5195 — Tickets $10 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


11 September 2014

Acoustic Artisans — The Hay Building, 594 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Tel (207) 671-6029 — Tickets $15 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


12 September 2014

Shows at Red & Shorty’s — 4 Paul Street, Dover, NH 03820

Tel (603) 767-3305 — Tickets $20 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


A wonderfully intimate concert series run by two of the nicest people in the world. For more info, visit http://www.elysiumarts.com/folkclub or ring (603) 767-3305.

13 September 2014

First Encounter — The Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tel (508) 255-5438 — Tickets $16 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


14 September 2014

Sandywoods Center for the Arts — 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI 02878

Tel (401) 241-7349 — Tickets $15 advance, $20 on the door — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)


BYOB and picnic basket!

17 September 2014

JAMinc — In Your Ear Music and Recording, Studio A, 1813 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Tel (804) 320-7067 — Tickets Advance $20, Door $25 — 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)


All JAMinc concerts are recorded for broadcast on WCVE 88.9 FM public radio (and its affiliated VA stations) in JAMinc’s show, In Your Ear, hosted by Tim Timberlake. Concert preceded by potluck supper in the studio lobby at 6:30pm. JAMinc provides ice, cups, soft drinks/water, plates, napkins, and eating utensils. When it’s time for music the lights blink, and all go from the lobby to adjoining “Studio A,” where folding chairs are set up, to listen. For more info, visit http://www.jaminc.org (also see http://www.lobe.com) or ring (804) 320-7067.

18 September 2014

The ArtsCenter — 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

Tel (919) 929-2787 — Tickets $16 day of show ($12 advance, $8 advance members) — 8pm (Doors 7pm)


This will be Sarah’s second visit to this lovely venue run by well-known folk radio DJ Art Menius. For more info, visit http://www.artscenterlive.org or ring (919) 929-2787.

19 September 2014

Fiddle & Bow Society — The Community Arts Cafe, 411 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Tel (336) 414-1699 — Tickets $12 (Members $10) — 8pm (Doors 7pm)


Another welcome return visit to this long-running venue, which Sarah first visited back in the early 1990s (and still has the T-shirt to prove it)! For more info, visit http://www.fiddleandbow.org or ring (336) 414-1699.

20 September 2014

Music @ Quail Ridge House Concert — Jonesborough, TN

Suggested donation $15-$20 — 8pm (Doors 7pm)


Contact marilyn AT marilynduncan DOT com by email for invitation.

21 September 2014

The Crimson Moon — 24 N Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Tel (706) 864-3982 — Tickets $16 advance / $18 day of show — 8pm (Doors 6:30pm)


For more info, visit http://www.thecrimsonmoon.com — or click on https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=987337480ff61fbd508e0636ac0295eb to buy tickets.

23 September 2014

Logan Street Sanctuary — 1274 Logan Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

Tel (317) 695-4458 — Tickets $15 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


Built c. 1900 as an army barracks in Ohio and converted into a church in 1938, the Logan Street Sanctuary is now an art gallery and concert space. Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is delighted that her opening act for this show will be the duo of John Gilmore (http://www.reverbnation.com/johngilmore), who founded the Logan Street Sanctuary in 2013, and Kelli Yates. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/LoganStreetSanctuary or ring (317) 695-4458.

24 September 2014

House Concert – Urbana, IL

Tel (217) 367-6345 — Suggested donation $20 — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)

Thanks so much to Kevin Elliott — who in addition to hosting WEFT’s “From the Joshua Tree Inn” is also an excellent performer (see http://www.kevinelliottmusic.com) and all round lovely fella — for not only hosting this house concert, together with his other half Sandra Ahten, but also for opening the show! For more info, email kelliott28 AT hotmail DOT com or ring (217) 367-6345.

26 September 2014

The Listening Room Fargo — The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway North, Fargo, ND 58103

Tel (701) 237-0230 — Suggested donation $15 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


27 September 2014

Crossings — 320 East Avenue, Zumbrota, MN 55992

Tel (507) 732-7616 — Tickets $18 advance/$20 door — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


In addition to her evening concert, Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) will also be giving a 90-minute “Intro to DADGAD Guitar” workshop (see http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/workshops.html for more info) at 3:30pm on the afternoon of the show. Workshop fee $28 — advance booking essential. For more info, visit http://www.crossingsatcarnegie.com or ring (507) 732-7616.

28 September 2014

Cafe Carpe — 18 S. Water St. W., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Tel (920) 563-9391 — Tickets $15 — 7pm (Doors 5:30pm)


30 September 2014

Steve’s Live Music — 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Tel (404) 418-6777 — Tickets $10 — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)


This will be Sarah’s second visit to this lovely venue with gorgeous food! For more info, visit http://www.steveslivemusic.com or ring (404) 418-6777.

1 October 2014

The TownHouse Tea Shoppe — 23 Olmsted Street, Birmingham, AL 35242

Tel (205) 529-0081 — Tickets $30 (includes dinner & show) — 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm (for dinner))


This will be Sarah McQuaid’s second visit to this lovely venue. Admission includes dinner and complimentary glass of wine. Dessert bar with coffee available during intermission. Dinner at 6:30pm; music at 7:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.thetownhouseatmtlaurel.com or ring (205) 529-0081.

2 October 2014

House Concert Chez Chase — Memphis, TN

Tel (901) 287-4150, M-F 9-3 — Suggested donation $15-$20 — 7pm (Doors 6pm)

Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is looking forward with eager anticipation to this long-awaited return visit to the wonderfully welcoming home of Dr Nancy Chase — paediatric cardiologist, house concert hostess par excellence, lovely person and a talented multi-instrumentalist to boot! She’s got a harp guitar. And a coffee table that’s also a marimba …. Students 2 for 1. For info and to reserve tickets, ring (901) 287-4150 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday — or better yet, please email Nancy at ChaseNan AT AOL DOT com to reserve.

3 October 2014

The Focal Point — 2720 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143

Tel (314) 560-2778 — Tickets $15 advance/$20 door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) makes her second visit to this lovely venue ably run by the estimable Judy Stein. For more info, visit http://www.thefocalpoint.org or ring (314) 560-2778.

4 October 2014

Little Rock Folk Club — Thomson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock, AR 72227

Tel (501) 663-0634 — Tickets $15 – Students $8 with ID, accompanied children 12 and under free — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) makes her second visit to this delightful piece of England in Arkansas. For more info, visit http://www.littlerockfolkclub.org or ring (501) 663-0634.

5 October 2014

The Conway Public Library — 1900 Tyler Street, Conway, AR 72032

Tel (501) 327-7482 — 2pm (Doors 1pm)


6 October 2014

Columbia Public Library — 100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203

Tel (573) 817-7045 — Tickets — 7pm


8 October 2014

The Blue Door — 2805 N. McKinley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Tel (405) 524-0738 — Tickets $15 advance, $20 door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is delighted to be making her second appearance at this gem of a venue run by a diamond gent! For more info, visit http://www.bluedoorokc.com or ring (405) 524-0738.

10 October 2014

Apple Mountain Music — 10301 Comanche NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Tel (505) 237-2048 — Tickets $20 (reduced ticket price of $15 for workshop participants) — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)


In addition to her evening concert, Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) will also be giving an “Introduction to DADGAD” guitar workshop (http://www.sarahmcquaidmusic.com/workshops.html for details) at 4pm. Concert $20 (reduced ticket price of $15 for workshop participants), workshop $35. For more info, visit http://www.applemtnmusic.com or ring (505) 237-2048.

11 October 2014

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts — 101 N. Broad Street, Globe, AZ 85501

Tel (928) 425-0884 — Tickets $20 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


12 October 2014

Prescott Center for the Arts — 208 North Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

Tel (928) 445-3286 — Tickets $18 — 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)



Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is delighted to be making her second visit to Prescott, and equally delighted that her opening act for this show will be vocal quartet I Hear Voices! (http://www.ihearvoicessinging.com), featuring Bobby Kimmel (founder of The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt), Kathy Harris, Bobby Ronstadt and Suzy Ronstadt. Click on https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b61aa06efd4e28e2140d11a22d8fc058 to buy tickets, or more info, visit http://www.folksessions.com/fs-concerts/4582137495 or http://www.pca-az.net/concerts.html or ring (928) 445-3286.

14 October 2014

Coffee Gallery Backstage — 2029 N. Lake, Altadena, CA 91001

Tel (626) 798-6236 — Tickets $18 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


This will be Sarah’s second visit to this much loved LA venue! For more info, visit http://www.coffeegallery.com or ring (626) 798-6236.

15 October 2014

House Concert – Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA

Tel (831) 469-4307 — Suggested Donation $15 (Celtic Society Members $13) — 7pm (Doors 6pm)

Optional potluck at 6pm. For reservations and info, email spiral AT wcliff DOT org or ring (831) 469-4307.

17 October 2014

Portland FolkMusic Society — St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214

Tel (360) 949-0851 — Tickets $20 (PFS members $18, children $10) — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) will be making her second appearance at the Portland FolkMusic Society, this time as one half of a double bill with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn (http://www.qualityfolk.com) and in the Society’s new venue. For more info, visit http://www.portlandfolkmusic.org or ring (360) 949-0851.

18 October 2014

Traditions Cafe — 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Tel (360) 705-2819 — Tickets $15 ($10 students/low-income) — 8pm


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is delighted to be returning to this groovy little spot (with seriously yummy food!) where she last performed in October 2011. For more info, visit http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com or ring (360) 705-2819.

19 October 2014 – WORKSHOPS ONLY

Dusty Strings — 3406 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel (206) 634-1662 — Tickets $35 per person per workshop — 12:30pm


Following on her previous workshops at Dusty Strings in 2011 and 2012, Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) will once again be giving two 90-minute workshops: “An Introduction to DADGAD” at 12:30pm, for those with limited experience of the DADGAD tuning, and “DADGAD Song Accompaniment” at 2:45pm, for those who have already taken the previous workshop or have more extensive experience of DADGAD. See http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/workshops.html for details. For more info, visit https://store.dustystrings.com/t-3-ms-WK-guitar.aspx?skinid=4%23mcquaid or ring +1 (206) 634-1662.

20 October 2014

Concerts @ Indie Air Radio — 1514 South Cedar, Spokane, WA 99203

Tel (509) 879-1871 — Tickets $20 — 7:30pm (Doors 6:45pm)


22 October 2014

Steve’s Guitars — 19 N 4th, Carbondale, CO 81623

Tel (970) 963-3304 — Tickets $15 — 8:30pm (Doors 7:30pm)


This little gem of a storefront listening room has attracted a host of legendary artists who’ve returned year after year, as the posters on the green room wall attest! Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is honoured and delighted to be making her second visit to Steve’s Guitars. This time round, in addition to the concert she’ll also be giving a one-hour “Intro to DADGAD Guitar” workshop (see http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/workshops.html for more info) at 6pm. Workshop fee $30 — advance booking essential as a minimum of 5 participants are needed for the workshop to go ahead. For more info, visit http://www.stevesguitars.net or ring (970) 963-3304.

24 October 2014

HubCityMusic.com House Concerts — Lubbock, TX

Tel (806) 535-0303 — Tickets $20 — 7:15pm (Doors 6:45pm)


Thanks so much to Paul Johnson of HubCityMusic.com for hosting this show! For more info, visit http://hubcitymusic.com or email pj DOT 1 AT sbcglobal DOT net or ring (806) 535-0303.

25 October 2014

Brazos Valley House Concerts — Graford, TX

Tel (214) 549-2242 — Tickets Suggested donation $15-$20 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)

Smoke-free, alcohol-free, listening venue. For info and reservations, email rwood555 AT aol DOT com or call (214) 549-2242.

26 October 2014

Honey Creek House Concerts — Celina, TX

Tel (817) 235-1455 — Suggested donation $15-$20 — 5pm (Doors 3:30pm)


Doors open at 3:30pm for 4pm potluck followed by 5pm concert. For more info, email honeycreekhouseconcerts AT gmail DOT com or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Honey-Creek-House-Concerts/186043624800122 or ring (817) 235-1455.

31 October 2014

Edge Village Hall — The Green, Edge, Stroud GL6 6PA

Tel 01452 814139 — Tickets £10 including supper — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


Ticket price includes supper. For more info, visit http://airing.co.uk or ring 01452 814139.

1 November 2014

Whalley Village Hall — Accrington Road, Whalley BB7 9TD

Tel 01254 822350 — Tickets £6 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


For more info, visit http://www.whalleyvillagehall.org.uk or ring 01254 822350. Tickets will be available from Whalley Post Office and Jim’s Garage, 21 King Street, Whalley or by phone from 01254 822350.

6 November 2014

Green Man Folk Club — The Holybourne Theatre, London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EL

Tel 01420 562471 — Tickets £10 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) makes her debut appearance at The Green Man Folk Club, with support from club stalwart Steve Donnelly (http://www.stevedonnelly.co.uk). For more info, visit http://greenmanfolkclub.weebly.com or ring 01420 562471.

7 November 2014

Roots Music Club Doncaster — The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD

Tel 07939 148603 — Tickets £8 advance / £10 door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Formerly the Rock at Maltby, now in a new venue and with a new name! Tickets available online from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/256998 — note that music fans 16 yrs and under are FREE accompanied by each ticket holder. For more info, visit http://www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk or ring 07939 148603.

8 November 2014

The Witham — 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY

Tel 01833 631107 — Tickets £10/ £8 concessions — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


10 November 2014

The Bicycle Shop — 17 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PE

Tel 01603 625777 — Tickets £8 adv / £10 door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


For more info, visit http://thebicycleshopcafe.com (or http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events/sarah-mcquaid—the-bicycle-shop–10-11-14-.aspx to book tickets online) or ring 01603 625777.

13 November 2014

Bromsgrove Folk Club — Catshill Club, 13 Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ

Tel 0121 476 5938 — Tickets Non-members £8, Members £6, U21 £3 — 8:15pm (Doors 7:45pm)


14 November 2014

The Village Pump @The Lamb — The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8BN

Tel 01225 865107 — Tickets £5 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


15 November 2014

Glossop Violins Concerts — The Globe Inn, 144 High Street West,, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8HJ

Tel 0751 221 4668 — Tickets £8 advance, £10 on the door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Making her first appearance at Glossop Violins Concerts, Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is delighted and honoured that support will from the wonderful Bailey Sisters (http://www.baileysisters.co.uk). Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/273769. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/124946684357252 or ring 0751 221 4668.

17 November 2014

Real Music Live – Stormy Monday Club @ Bulls Head — 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9PY

Tel 0208 761 9078 — Tickets £10 — 9pm (Doors 8:30pm)


18 November 2014

The Roses — Sun Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5NX

Tel 01684 295074 — Tickets £10 — 8:30pm (Doors 8pm)


20 November 2014

Loosely, Folk — The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1LL

Tel 01845 523767 — Tickets £9 (£8 concessions) — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/LooselyFolk or ring 01845 523767. Click on http://www.wegottickets.com/event/284192 to buy tickets in advance online or pop into the White Rose Book Café in Thirsk (http://www.whiterosebooks.com) to buy advance tickets in person.

21 November 2014

Henry Travers Studio – The Maltings Theatre — Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ

Tel 01289 330999 — Tickets £13, £11.50 concs, child £7 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Discounts available: Friends 20% off, Child Concession, FREE Tickets For Troops, Groups (Buy 10 get 11th free). For more info, visit http://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or ring 01289 330999.

22 November 2014

Transclyde Music — St Paul’s Church Hall, Deanhood Place, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute PA20 0AP

Tel 07720 744205 — Tickets £10 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


For more info, visit http://transclydemusic.co.uk or ring 07720 744205. Concert tickets available from Musicker (01700 502287) and MacQueen’s (01700 502067).

23 November 2014

Howden Park Centre — Howden, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AE

Tel 01506 777666 — Tickets £13 (£11 concessions) — 7:30pm (Doors 7:15pm)


24 November 2014

Stirling Folk Club — Stirling County RFC, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Road, Stirling FK9 5AP

Tel 01786 811627 — Tickets £9 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


25 November 2014

The Royal Oak — 1 Infirmary Street,, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Tel 0131 557 2976 — Tickets £10 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is honoured to have the wonderful songwriter Tom Clelland (http://www.tomclelland.co.uk) as her opening act both here and at the Clydesdale Folk Club in Livingston on the 27th.Thanks so much to longtime supporter David Hossack for kindly putting on this gig! For more info, visit http://www.royal-oak-folk.com or ring 0131 557 2976.

27 November 2014

Clydesdale Folk Club — The Elphinstone Hotel, 145 High Street, Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6DL

Tel 01555 811641 — Tickets Members £6, Non- Members £8 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) is honoured to have the wonderful songwriter Tom Clelland (http://www.tomclelland.co.uk) as her opening act both here and at the Royal Oak in Edinburgh on the 25th. For more info, visit http://www.clydesdalefolkclub.net or ring 01555 811641.

28 November 2014

Atlantic Islands Centre — Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Oban, Argyll PA34 4UB

Tel 01852 314322 — Tickets £6 — 7:45pm (Doors 7:15pm)


BYOB! Note that there are vehicle ferries up to 6pm, but after that only a passenger ferry at 7:30pm (concert will finish in time for return ferry at 10pm). There is one B&B on the island (01852 314213). For those arriving on the passenger ferry, ask for a lift when you book your tickets, otherwise it’s a 3 mile walk. To book tickets in advance, make cheques payable to Isle of Luing Community Trust and post to Norrie Bissell, 51 Cullipool Village, Isle of Luing, Oban, Argyll PA34 4UB. Tickets may also be paid for in cash on the night. Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) performed previously at Cullipool Hall on the Isle of Luing in September 2013. Both she and the islanders are hoping that their exciting new Atlantic Islands Centre will be completed in time to host her return visit, but if not, she looks forward to seeing the work in progress and to playing in the hall again. For more info, visit http://www.isleofluing.org or ring 01852 314322.

29 November 2014

Lanercost Cricket Club — The Pavilion, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HL

Tel 07803 282876 — Tickets £8 — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)

4 December 2014

Philleigh Folk Club — The Roseland Inn, Philleigh-in-Roseland, Truro TR2 5NB

Tel 01326 270379 — Tickets £8 — 7:30pm (Doors 6:15pm)


This will be Sarah’s second visit to this delightful club on the Roseland peninsula! Their shows are always well attended, so be sure to book early. For more info, visit http://www.philleighfolk.co.uk or ring 01326 270379.

5 December 2014

The Acorn Penzance — Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

Tel 01736 363545 — Tickets £10 advance/£12 door — 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)


For the second year running, Sarah McQuaid (http://www.sarahmcquaid.com) will be supported at the Acorn by young songwriters from the Music MixX programme at Mounts Bay Academy run by well-known local musician and music educator Luke New, with some of their fellow students assisting with sound, lighting and stage management. For more info, visit http://theacornpenzance.com or ring 01736 363545. Advance tickets available from Cornwall Riviera Box Office, 01726 879500, www.crbo.co.uk or in person from Welcome to West Cornwall, Station Approach, Penzance and The Tourist Information Centre, The Guildhall, St Ives.

Hi-res photos and album cover artwork available for download from www.sarahmcquaid.com/press.html

Press pack, hi-res images, videos, past interviews etc may also be viewed on and downloaded from Sarah’s Press Dropbox:


To download individual files, just click on the gear icon at the bottom right corner of the relevant page.

To arrange interviews or request a copy of the album, please contact Pat Tynan on pattynan@btconnect.com or by phone at +44 1895 631336.

To contact Sarah directly, email or ring +44 7999 868758 (mobile). While on tour in the USA from 4 September until 27 October, Sarah may be reached on her US cellphone number: +1 (469) 422-1756.

Festival of Ideas - Music Events! September 5 - September 7 The Glad Cafe
CC Music Summer Music Event 30th and 31st August, 2014

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Avatar of HelenStHelen Helen St.Helen is from Cleveland Ohio in The United States of America. Her roots and heritage take in everything from The Green Isles of Ireland to the lands of Mongolia. She's a bit of a mix with her father's side , her grandfather Cherokee Indian, and Her grandmother part Irish, part Cherokee and her mother's side is Hungarian, Serbian, German and Mongolian. Helen is currently studying Health and Science at Marion Technical College in Marion Ohio. She loves to learn and she's also currently learning Irish and Classical Fiddle. Helen enjoys sports and loves music of all kinds. She's been doing interviews with people across the vast spectrum of Irish/Celtic Culture, everything from music, dance, theater, and the arts, and will be sharing these with us on her blog. - See more at: https://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/people/helensthelen.php#sthash.mskhOktP.dpuf

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