I won’t say much about this (because Sarah says lots within), save that I’m a huge admirer of Sarah McQuaid as an artist and as a person. Like a lot of cottage industry musical artists, she’s suffering at the present time, as is her manager/sound engineer / driver / loyal lieutenant Martin Stansbury. Months of touring cancelled, and at a time when a corner (in terms of career/income/debt) was being turned after literally years worth of hard graft.
The online busking thing isn’t for Sarah, for a number of reasons, but she’s come up with an elegant alternative – a project she’s been thinking of doing for a while, and that is eminently doable within the current circumstances. I commend the project to anyone with even £15 to spare who would like to (a) help a decimated musician; (b) contribute to a lovely community project in a small Cornish village. Details in Sarah’s post below.