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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 documentary by Lewis on the making of the new album – all of which can be viewed on Sarah’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/sarahmcquaid

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 realize 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 a 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.

Tour dates are as follows (see http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/tour for details of addresses, times, ticket prices etc):


Sep 7  Ann Arbor, MI: Green Wood Coffee House Series

Sep 8  Dayton, OH: Yellow Cab Tavern

Sep 9  Fort Wayne, IN: Allen County Public Library

Sep 10  Moline, IL: Moline Public Library

Sep 12  Madison, WI: House Concert

Sep 13  Hayward, WI: The Park Center

Sep 14  Mequon, WI: Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series

Sep 15  Lombard, IL: Maple Street Concerts

Sep 16  Grayslake, IL: The Lake County Folk Club

Sep 19  Rock Springs, WY: White Mountain Library

Sep 20  Ridgway, CO: Sherbino Theater

Sep 22  Oak Park, CA: Russ & Julie’s House Concerts

Sep 23  Altadena, CA: Red Umbrella Concert Series

Sep 26  Alpine, TX: Alpine Public Library

Sep 27  Fort Stockton, TX: Fort Stockton Public Library

Sep 28  Amarillo, TX: HPPR Living Room Concerts

Sep 29  Ravenna, TX: Harmony House Concerts

Sep 30  Austin, TX: Open Ears Concerts

Oct 1  Benbrook, TX: Benbrook Public Library

Oct 2  Mason, TX: M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library

Oct 4  Memphis, TN: House Concerts Chez Chase

Oct 5  Hattiesburg, MS: The Back Door Coffeehouse

Oct 7  Atlanta, GA: House Concert

Oct 8  Beaufort, SC: Folk at the Cannery

Oct 10  Blacksburg, SC: Blacksburg Library

Oct 10  Asheville, NC: Isis Music Hall

Oct 11  Rocky Mount, VA: Franklin County Public Library

Oct 13  Northborough, MA: Northborough Free Library

Oct 13  Pomfret, CT: The Vanilla Bean Cafe

Oct 14  Waterford, NY: Waterford Public Library

Oct 15  Plymouth, MA: Plymouth Public Library

Oct 16  West Brookfield, MA: Merriam-Gilbert Public Library

Oct 17  Somerville, MA: House Concert

Oct 18  Lexington, MA: Cary Memorial Library

Oct 19  Princeton, NJ: Princeton Folk Music Society

Oct 20  Keene, NH: Keene Public Library

Oct 21  Woods Hole, MA: Woods Hole Folk Music Society


Nov 1  Launceston: No. 8 Cafe & Deli

Nov 2  Trowbridge: The Village Pump @The Lamb

Nov 3  Stroud: Minchinhampton Market House

Nov 4  Barnstaple: ThePlough @StAnne’s

Nov 6  Northampton: Great kNight Folk Club

Nov 7  Pontyclun: Llantrisant Folk Club

Nov 8  Carmarthen: The Parrot

Nov 9  Shrewsbury: Snailbeach Village Hall

Nov 10  Doncaster: Cast

Nov 12  Surbiton: House Concert

Nov 13  Newport Harbour: Quay Arts – Anthony Minghella Theatre

Nov 14  Southampton: The Chapel Sessions

Nov 15  Redbourn Folk Club

Nov 16  Newbury: ACE Space

Nov 17  West Kirby Arts Centre

Nov 18  Southport: Bothy Folk Club

Nov 19  Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre

Nov 22  St Margaret’s Hope: Cromarty Hall

Nov 23  Hoy: Gable End Theatre

Nov 25  Edinburgh: Assembly Roxy

Nov 28  Carlisle: Old Fire Station

Nov 29  Rothbury Roots

Nov 30  Tewkesbury: The Old Baptist Chapel

Dec 1  Bovey Tracey: South Devon Music

Dec 2  Truro: Old Bakery Studios

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