Sarah McQuaid onstage at Leith Folk Club in the Victoria Park House Hotel, Edinburgh, Tuesday 15 November 2016. Photo by Justyna Baszczynska.

Spain-born, American-raised and UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again for 12 solid weeks of touring, with 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK (57 concerts in total), starting on September 6th, and winding up back in her adopted home county of Cornwall on November 30th.

Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP as well as CD, and has received rave reviews worldwide: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road again,” says the singer, who recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ards International Guitar Festival; electric guitar, piano and drum also feature in her arsenal of instruments onstage.

“After the intensity of last year’s album-release touring, I made the decision not to do any long tours in the first half of this year,” Sarah continues, “although I did manage to get over to Ireland to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, which was fantastic, and I’ve just come back from playing at a folk festival in Belgium.

“But it’s all been short little trips out, so it’ll be great to be finally getting my teeth into a proper tour. The US tour is coast-to-coast — we start off in North Carolina, then head northwest to Colorado via St Louis and on to Idaho and Oregon, then down into California, then back east again through Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana to South Carolina and Virginia, then north up the east coast, finishing with a week of New England gigs – so we’ll see a massive range of different terrains and landscapes. I can’t wait!”

Tour dates are as follows (see for details of addresses, times, ticket prices etc):


Sep 6  Kernersville, NC: Paddison Memorial Branch Library
Sep 7  Gastonia, NC: Live @ Your Library
Sep 7  Black Mountain, NC: White Horse Black Mountain
Sep 9  St Louis, MO: Schlafly Library
Sep 12  Ridgway, CO: Sherbino Theater
Sep 13  Moab, UT: Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC)
Sep 14  Ephraim, UT: Ephraim Public Library
Sep 15  Liberty, UT: Mountain Arts and Music
Sep 17  Post Falls, ID: Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Sep 19  Roseburg, OR: Umpqua UU Congregation
Sep 20  Cottage Grove, OR: The Cottage Events Venue
Sep 21  Sweet Home, OR: Sweet Home Public Library
Sep 22  Bend, OR: Tumalo House Concerts
Sep 24  Cerritos, CA: Cerritos Library
Sep 26  Foster City, CA: Foster City Library
Sep 27  Penngrove, CA: House Concert
Sep 28  Kensington, CA: Hollander House Concerts
Sep 29  Redding, CA: The Bohemian Art Loft
Oct 2  Rawlins, WY: Rawlins Music Academy
Oct 3  Lusk, WY: Niobrara County Library
Oct 5  Des Moines, IA: Progressive Voices Concert Series
Oct 6  Bishop Hill, IL: Bishop Hill Creative Commons
Oct 7  Tell City, IN: Perry County Public Library
Oct 9  Blacksburg, SC: Blacksburg Library
Oct 9  Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Library
Oct 10  Rocky Mount, VA: Franklin County Public Library
Oct 12  Branford, CT: Branford Folk Coffeehouse
Oct 13  Beacon, NY: Towne Crier Cafe
Oct 14  Hillsborough, NJ: Somerset County Library – Hillsborough
Oct 15  West Brookfield, MA: Merriam-Gilbert Public Library
Oct 16  Keene, NH: Keene Public Library
Oct 17  Glens Falls, NY: Live! Folklife at Crandall Public Library
Oct 18  Essex, NY: Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Oct 19  Sharon, MA: Not Just Another Coffeehouse

Oct 20  Rockport, MA: House Concert


Nov 1  Teignmouth: Pavilions Teignmouth
Nov 2  Praa Sands Community Centre
Nov 3  Ivybridge: Folk On The Moor
Nov 4  Blandford Forum: Chettle Village Hall
Nov 6  Preston: The Willows Folk Club
Nov 7  Caerleon Arts
Nov 8  Farnham Maltings
Nov 9  Box (Corsham): Schtumm Extra
Nov 10  Haverhill Arts Centre
Nov 12  Felton (Morpeth): Gallery Forty5
Nov 14  York: Black Swan Folk Club
Nov 15  Ulverston: Water Yeat Village Hall
Nov 16  Buxton: The Green Man Gallery
Nov 17  East Cowton Village Hall
Nov 18  Newcastle: The Bridge Folk Club
Nov 20  Leicester: The Musician
Nov 23  Northampton: Folk By The Green
Nov 24  Hardraw: The Green Dragon Inn
Nov 25  Stockport: The Green Room @ The Plaza
Nov 28  Luton: The Hat Factory
Nov 29  Tewkesbury: The Old Baptist Chapel

Nov 30  Liskeard: Sterts Studio

Photo by Phil Nicholls (