Sarah McQuaid plays in Ardross Hall – 15 May
Hard on the heels of a Netherlands and Germany tour that proved somewhat more adventurous than she’d have liked, Sarah McQuaid sets out across the UK to play 21 concerts in four weeks during the months of April and May 2016 – see details of dates below.
“Apart from being rushed to hospital with a blindingly painful ear infection in the small hours of the morning and having to cancel that night’s gig, then two days later getting locked in the toilets shortly before I was due on stage – oh, and staying in a succession of some of the most dismal hotels we’ve ever experienced – apart from all that, it was a great tour,” the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Penzance-based singer/songwriter/guitarist chuckles.
Not that the road is anything new to her. Recently featured in the Legends Of Rock exhibition by photographer Phil Nicholls (http://www.philnicholls.co.uk) alongside his iconic images of Amy Winehouse, Björk, The Prodigy and Courtney Love, to name a few, McQuaid has spent the past few years touring extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, earning critical accolades along the way.
Of one of her USA concerts last autumn, The Huffington Post wrote: “Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. … I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.”