Sarah Mc Quaid @ San Diego Folk Heritage

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Friday 16 October 2015

San Diego Folk Heritage -- Templar’s Hall, 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
Tickets $18 (Members $15) -- 7:30pm (Doors 7pm)

In addition to her Friday evening concert, Sarah will also be giving a 90-minute DADGAD guitar workshop (see on Sunday October 18 at 11:30 in The Great Room, next to the park office in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064. The workshop cost is $35 -- see for more info on the workshop. For more info on the concert, visit

Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows. 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.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover. Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim: The Musician (UK) called it “A work that grows with each listen,” while Germany’s Folker hailed it as “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being,” wrote FolkWords (UK), where it prevailed over stiff competition to be selected as Album of the Month.

“The whole album expresses the eclectic influences from McQuaid’s life intertwined with a symbiotic, emotive edge. With a maelstrom of intensity within, it’s a totally enthralling listen.” — Eileen McCabe, Irish Music Magazine

“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” – Ian Pickles, R2/Rock 'n' Reel
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