In 2010, Sarah re-released her first two albums in a double-disc package for the North American market, to coincide with her first US tour. The double CD became the No. 1 album, and Sarah the No. 1 artist, on the folkradio.org chart for February 2010; the final tally at year’s end saw the double CD in the No. 6 slot for the year, beating powerful competition from far more established artists.
Now spending approximately six months of each year on the road in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA, Sarah was an official showcase artist at the International Folk Alliance conference in February 2011. She returned to the studio in June 2011 to record her third solo album, provisionally titled The Plum Tree and the Rose, with (as on her previous two albums) Gerry O’Beirne producing and Trevor Hutchinson engineering.
“Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.” — fRoots
“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.” — Sing Out!
“A must for everyone who loves a CD you can put on again and again, and never tire of it.” — Roz Larman, FolkScene, Los Angeles
More on Sarah McQuaid at http://sarahmcquaid.com.
Doors open: 2:15pm
$20 (all proceeds go to the artists)
The concert will be held outdoors or indoors, depending on weather.