Folk in the Barn
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Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Ewan McLennan

Sunday 7th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

Fraser Nimmo

Sunday 14th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 28th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 28th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start
Tickets 
£12 online
£13 cash or cheque in advance
£14 on the door 

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“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. 


Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences:  “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post. 


Born in Madrid (to a Spanish father and an American mother), raised in Chicago and now living in Cornwall, Sarah McQuaid was taught piano and guitar by her folk-singing mother and from the age of twelve was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children’s Choir.


She moved to Ireland in 1994, working as a music journalist and magazine editor. In 2007, she re-released her 1997 debut solo album, When Two Lovers Meet, and launched her solo career with a performance on Irish national television. 


Recently dubbed “guitar queen” by one festival organiser, Sarah is also known for her use of the DADGAD tuning. She is the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” with a follow-­‐up book on the way that will focus on DADGAD song accompaniment. She regularly presents workshops on the DADGAD tuning (as well as on songwriting, tour booking and more) at festivals, music schools and venues around the globe. 


“Sarah was just fantastic, she had a sold out audience captivated from start to finish at Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. A beautiful voice and technically accomplished player.” 
Emily Crawford, Ards Arts Centre, Northern Ireland 
  
www.sarahmcquaid.com




- Date Added 10/11/2017