Preview: Sarah McQuaid begins UK and Ireland tour this week

Photo: Phil Nicholls

Much travelled singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid is commencing a 28-show UK and Ireland tour later this week — starting and finishing in her adopted home county of Cornwall, where McQuaid’s latest album ‘The St Buryan Sessions’ (2021) was recorded live in lockdown at the medieval church of St Buryan and reviewed on Americana UK.

McQuaid was born in Spain to a Spanish father and American mother, and grew up in Chicago.  In the mid-1990s she made her way to Ireland, before moving with her family to Cornwall, in 2007.  She has six solo albums under her belt along with a record by the duo Mama with Zoe Pollock.

Tour dates announced are:

Apr 12       Bodmin – intoBodmin @ The Old Library
Apr 13       Praa -Sands Community Centre
Apr 19       Ennis – glór (Studio Theatre)
Apr 20       Naul -Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Apr 21       Newtownards –  Ards International Guitar Festival
Apr 24       Omagh – Ophelia’s Loft at Daly’s
Apr 25       Cushendun –  The Old Church Centre
Apr 26       Kilmacow –  Live @ The Seantí
Apr 27       Enniskeane –  The Hollies
Apr 28       Birr – Theatre & Arts Centre
May 3        Haverfordwest – HaverHub
May 4        Catbrook & District Memorial Hall
May 5        Tavistock –  The Wharf
May 9        Luton –  The Bear Club
May 10      Saltburn by the Sea –  Seaside Folk @ Saltburn Community Hall
May 11      Brampton –  The Watson Institute at Castle Carrock
May 12      Penrith –  Skelton Toppin Memorial Hall
May 16      Irnham Community Entertainment
May 17      Helmsley Arts Centre
May 18      Retford –  Pies, Peas & Performances
May 19      Pailton Village Hall
May 23      Pontardawe Arts Centre
May 24      Malvern –  West Malvern Social Club
May 25      Alton –  Holybourne Theatre
May 30      Solihull –  The Core – Solihull (Studio Theatre)
May 31      Worcester –  St Swithun’s Church
Jun 1         Boscastle Village Hall
Jun 7         Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

Full details and tickets can be found here.

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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