Sarah McQuaid gets set for album release and extensive tour

Spanish born, UK-based singer/songwriter (and a former Hot Press writer) Sarah McQuaid will release her fifth solo album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, on February 2, midway through her Irish, UK & European tour.

Produced by legendary singer-songwriter and guitar sage Michael Chapman, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is the fifth solo album McQuaid.

Musings on mortality dominate this recording and give it its poignancy, but If We Dig is by no means an all-gloom affair - “Break Me Down” is possibly the cheeriest song ever written about decomposition, while “One Sparrow Down” (backed not by Sarah’s trademark DADGAD-tuned guitar but rather by a battery of unorthodox percussion instruments including wine bottle and oven grill) takes a similarly upbeat approach to death.

Find more details on Sarah McQuiad here.

Full tour dates listed below:

Thu Jan 25 - Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance, UK

Fri Jan 26 - Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, UK

Sun Jan 28 - Folk In The Barn, Kingston (nr Canterbury), UK

Mon Jan 29 - Colchester Folk Club, Colchester Arts Centre, UK

Tue Jan 30 - The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, UK

Wed Jan 31 - Pavilions Teignmouth, UK

Fri Feb 2 - The Poly, Falmouth, UK

Sat Feb 3 - The Millpool Centre, West Looe, UK

Sun Feb 4 - The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, UK

Mon Feb 5 - terrace cred. @ The Greys, Brighton, UK

Thu Feb 8 - The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

Fri Feb 9 - Sheep Dip Sessions, Princethorpe, UK

Sat Feb 10 - Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, UK

Sun Feb 11 - The Wharf, Tavistock, UK

Fri Feb 23 - Podiumcafe Peter en Leni, Steendam, NL

Sat Feb 24 - Tangelder Presenteert, Zeeland, NL

Sun Feb 25 - Groeten Uit Oisterwijk, NL

Mon Feb 26 - De Parel van Zuilen, Utrecht, NL

Thu Mar 1 - Julien's Bistro-Bar, Erkelenz, DE

Fri Mar 2 - Kulturzentrum zum Heidbarghof, Hamburg, DE

Sat Mar 3 - Volksbad Buckau, Magdeburg, DE

Sun Mar 4 - Zimmer 16, Berlin-Pankow, DE

Wed Mar 7 - Knebels Scheune, Forst, DE

Thu Mar 8 - Kleinkunstbühne Kultur im Stall, Rheinau,DE

Fri Mar 9 - Spiegelslust Turmcafe, Marburg, DE

Sat Mar 10 - Theater Landgraaf, NL

Sun Mar 11 - Fresenhof, Lüerdissen, DE

Mon Mar 12 - Liederbuch Zwickau, DE

Wed Mar 14 - Kulturcafe M, Dohna, DE

Thu Mar 15 - Kaffeeschuppen, Halle (Saale), DE

Fri Mar 16 - Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg, DE

Sat Mar 17 - Burg Rabenstein, Ahorntal, DE

Sun Mar 18 - Ev. Kirche Nürnberg-Fischbach, Nürnberg, DE

Mon Mar 19 - Folk im Feuerschlösschen, Bad Honnef, DE

Sat Apr 21 - The Beehive, Honiton, UK

Sun Apr 22 - The Green Man Gallery, Buxton, UK

Tue Apr 24 - Nuneaton Library, UK

Wed Apr 25 - Farncombe Music Club, UK

Thu Apr 26 - Bridgwater Arts Centre, UK

Fri Apr 27 - Artrix, Bromsgrove, UK

Sat Apr 28 - Miners' Theatre, Ammanford, UK

Mon Apr 30 - Ballymore Acoustic Gigs, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, IE

Wed May 2 - Groucho's, Richhill, NI

Thu May 3 - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, NI

Fri May 4 - Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, NI

Sat May 5 - Crusoe's, Castlerock, NI

Tue May 8 - Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, UK

Wed May 9 - Resipole Studios, Acharacle, UK

Fri May 11 - Atlantic Islands Centre, Isle of Luing, UK

Sat May 12 - Transclyde Music, Isle of Bute, UK

Thu May 17 - Nottingham Playhouse Studio, UK

Sat May 19 - Tŷ Siamas, Dolgellau, UK

Sun May 20 - High Forest Community Centre, Allendale, UK

Wed May 23 - The Milton Rooms, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK

Thu May 24 - Settle Victoria Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire, UK

Fri May 25 - Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, UK

Sat May 26 - Silver Street Sessions, Wiveliscombe, UK

Fri Sept 7 - Green Wood Coffeehouse, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Sun Sept 9 - Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Thu Sept 13 - The Park Center, Hayward, WI, USA

Sat Sept 15 - Maple Street Coffeehouse, Lombard, IL, USA

Sun Sept 16 - Lake County Folk Club, Grayslake, IL, USA

Wed Sept 19 - White Mountain Library, Rock Springs, WY, USA

Thu Sept 20 - Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, CO, USA

Sat Sept 22 - Russ & Julie's House Concerts, Oak Park, CA, USA

Wed Sept 26 - Alpine Public Library, Alpine, TX, USA

Thu Sept 27 - Fort Stockton Public Library, Fort Stockton, TX, USA

Fri Sept 28 - High Plains Public Radio Living Room Concerts, Amarillo, TX, USA

Sat Sept 29 - Harmony House Concerts, Ravenna, TX, USA

Sun Sept 30 - Open Ears Concerts, Austin, TX, USA

Tue Oct 2 - M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Mason, TX, USA

Thu Oct 4 - House Concerts Chez Chase, Memphis, TN, USA

Fri Oct 5 - Back Door Coffeehouse, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Sat Oct 13 - Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA, USA

Fri Oct 19 - Princeton Folk Music Society, Princeton, NJ, USA

Sun Oct 21 - Woods Hole Folk Music Society, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Thu Nov 1 - No8 Launceston, UK

Fri Nov 2 - The Village Pump @The Lamb, Trowbridge, UK

Sat Nov 3 - PinDrop Events, Malvern, UK

Tue Nov 6 - Great kNight Folk Club, Northampton, UK

Wed Nov 7 - Llantrisant Folk Club, UK

Thu Nov 15 - Redbourn Folk Club (near St Albans), UK

Fri Nov 16 - ACE Space, Newbury, UK

Sat Nov 17 - West Kirby Arts Centre, UK

Sun Nov 18 - Bothy Folk Club, Southport, UK

Fri Nov 23 - Gable End Theatre, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney, UK

Wed Nov 28 - Old Fire Station, Carlisle, UK

Thu Nov 29 - Rothbury Roots, UK

Sat Dec 1 - South Devon Music, Bovey Tracey, UK


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