Sarah McQuaid USA & UK Autumn Tour, New Album on CD & LP

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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:

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 realise 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 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 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