Sarah is thrilled to be launching her new album "The Plum Tree and the Rose"
Have a listen to Sarah here
Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer. In addition to
her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads, 1930s
jazz numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals with panache and poignance.
Her deliciously earthy voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style.
Add this to a real rapport with her audience, and you have all the ingredients of a great night out.
"A great songwriter and traditional singer, and a wonderful guitarist." -- Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2, UK
"We've never had a guest artist more thoughtful than you." -- Greg & Cathy, Frogstop House Concerts, San Marcos, CA, USA
"Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey." -- Geoff Wallis, fRoots, UK
"Sparkling guitar and compelling alto voice ... reminiscent of Pentangle’s best efforts ... a gentle and magical recording that I will return to time and again." -- Tom Druckenmiller, Sing Out!, USA
"Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck." -- Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2, UK
"Folk music as it should be sung -- warm, gentle and real." -- Alf McCarthy, Late Date, RTE Radio 1, Ireland