My pal Sarah McQuaid, whose usually strings two or more months of UK dates together at this time of year, has just about managed 10 bookings this time. These are hard times for the likes of Sarah – whose sole living is in music – and her manager/sound-person/driver Martin (ditto). If any of these dates are near you, think about giving her a go. I can’t – I live in NI. If/when she books dates in Ireland, I’ll be there. Her blurb from social media plus the dates are below…
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So it looks like my short Jan-Feb UK tour will actually be happening. These are tough times for all of us and I would be enormously grateful for any support you can give. Even if you can’t make it to a gig, please help to spread the word if you can.
I’ll be testing daily, wearing a mask when not on stage and generally doing everything I can to keep things as safe as they can be for everybody.
Mawgan Lewis Purple Knif’s beautiful videos of all 15 tracks on my new album The St Buryan Sessions (filmed as it was being recorded live in St Buryan Church by the wonderful Martin Stansbury Audio – Cacophony Cottage Studio) can now be viewed on my YouTube channel – https://youtube.com/sarahmcquaid – together with a 9-minute documentary, “The Making Of The St Buryan Sessions”, featuring interviews and song snippets, and a 59-second promotional video about the album and tour.
Here are the Jan-Feb tour dates; see http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/tour for details of all shows (including upcoming gigs in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and the USA):
Jan 20 The Acorn Penzance, Cornwall
Jan 21 Fulbourn Arts.org, Fulbourn, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jan 22 Wychwood Folk Club, Ascott-under-Wychwood
Feb 3 Hunton Village Club (made possible by Applause Touring), near Maidstone, Kent
Feb 4 The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Bordon, Hampshire
Feb 5 The Culture Trust Luton Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton, United Kingdom
Feb 7 Warwickshire Library & Information Service Nuneaton Library, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Feb 10 St Mary’s Church, Twyford, Twyford, Hampshire, near Winchester, Hampshire
Feb 11 Winterslow Village Hall,near Salisbury, Wiltshire
Feb 12 Under The Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge