Rising folk star Sarah McQuaid will be returning to the North West as part of her late autumn tour.
Earlier this year, the singer/songwriter/guitarist travelled from her adopted home in Cornwall, England, to the small town of Cornwall, New York, USA, where she spent three weeks recording her new album.
Due for release on the US-based Waterbug label on 2nd February 2015 and entitled Walking Into White, the album was co-produced by Jeremy Backofen and Sarah’s cousin Adam Pierce. Guest musicians include Adam and Jeremy as well as Dan Lippel on classical guitar, Gareth Flowers on trumpet, Kivie Cahn-Lipman on cello and pianist Rob King. Martin Stansbury, Sarah’s manager and touring sound engineer, also contributed guest vocals, air organ and percussion.
“I have to admit that it was a bit daunting to be working with a completely new team,” says Sarah. “Even though Adam is my cousin, I’d seen hardly anything of him since we were kids, although I’ve been keeping an eye on his musical career and admire his work tremendously - he’s one of those people who seem to be able to pick up any instrument and play it impeccably, and he also writes beautiful songs. When I found out that he was based in a place called Cornwall, I took it as a sign that we were meant to work together, but I had no way of knowing how it would go.
“And I hadn’t met any of the others before at all, so I was very glad to have Martin with me for moral support! But I needn’t have worried. Not only are they all incredibly talented and great to work with, but it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much during a recording project! I’m really excited about the new album, and I’m also very happy that Gerry O’Beirne, who produced all three of my previous solo albums, co-wrote a song with me for this one, so there’s a bit of continuity there.”
Dates in the region covered by this site are as follows.
Sat 1st Whalley Village Hall, Accrington Road, Whalley BB7 9TD Tel: 01254 822350 Tickets £6.00 -- From 7:00 p.m.
Sat 8th The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY Tel: 01833 631107 Tickets £10.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.
Sat 15th The Globe, 144 High Street West Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8HJ Tel: 07512214668 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:30 p.m.