New Album Available to Pre-Order! Test Pressing LPs, T-shirts & More ... Update - November 2017

New album now available to pre-order at discounted early-bird prices – including immediate download of single! Special pre-order bundles include five test pressing LPs with original hand-drawn artwork by Sarah, plus T-shirts and a limited-edition hardcover book.

Sarah writes:

I’m delighted to announce that my fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous will be released on 2nd February 2018 and is now available to pre-order. Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman (memorably described in The Guardian as “the godfather of new cosmic Americana”), the album features what I’m convinced is by far my best batch of original songs and instrumentals ever ... plus another co-write with the wonderful Gerry O’Beirne, an arrangement of the medieval chant “Dies Irae” and a cover of Jeff Wayne’s classic “Forever Autumn”. In addition to my custom-made Andy Manson and 1965 Martin D-28 acoustic guitars, I’m also playing electric guitar (a lovely Ibanez Artist model that Michael’s kindly given me on long-term loan) and piano!

I’d like to be able to release it on LP as well as CD – but I need to be assured of sufficient demand. I’m offering it on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve at a discounted price of £15 (rising to £18 on release). I’ll need to commit to the order before the end of this month to have it delivered in time, so please pre-order your copy as soon as possible. I can’t take the risk without your support.

In order to help cover the cost, I’m looking for five Vinyl Sponsors to contribute at least £300 each – and ideally more. In return, you’ll receive a bundle of goodies including one of the five test pressings in a white sleeve on which I’ll hand-draw a personalised version of my original cover artwork. There are only 5 of these, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Get your order in quickly, and please be as generous as you can.

Other bundle options include heavyweight 100% cotton screen-printed T-shirts. Tack on an extra contribution of at least £40 and you’ll also get a limited-edition hardcover 30-page book – ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDER – printed on 148gsm Mohawk Superfine uncoated eggshell-finish archival quality photo paper, containing behind-the-scenes photographs and reminiscences from the album recording sessions, photo shoot and video shoot.

The test pressing, LP, CD and book can all be signed with a personal message on request. Included with all pre-orders is an IMMEDIATE download of “The Tug Of The Moon”, the first single from the album.

I’m very excited about this album, and hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Click here to get your order in now! 

2018 TOUR DATES

Full details of all dates are due to be published very soon! Keep an eye on sarahmcquaid.com/tour and
facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic/events for more info. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of January, February and March dates, including album launch tours in the UK, Netherlands and Germany:

UK
Jan 25 Penzance: The Acorn (Album Launch Concert)
Jan 26 Aylesbury: Limelight Theatre @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 28 Kingston (nr Canterbury): Folk In The Barn
Jan 29 Colchester Folk Club @ Colchester Arts Centre
Jan 30 Tewkesbury: The Roses
Jan 31 Teignmouth: Pavilions Teignmouth
Feb 2 Falmouth: The Poly
Feb 3 West Looe: The Millpool Centre
Feb 4 Worth Matravers: The Square and Compass
Feb 5 Brighton: terrace cred. @ The Greys
Feb 8 Runcorn: The Brindley Studio
Feb 9 Princethorpe: The Sheep Dip Sessions
Feb 10 Bath: Ustinov Studio @ Theatre Royal Bath
Feb 11 Tavistock: The Wharf

NETHERLANDS
Feb 23 Steendam: Podiumcafe Peter en Leni
Feb 24 Zeeland: Tangelder Presenteert
Feb 25 Oisterwijk: Groeten Uit Oisterwijk
Feb 26 Utrecht: De Parel van Zuilen

GERMANY
Mar 2 Hamburg: Kulturzentrum zum Heidbarghof
Mar 3 Magdeburg: Volksbad Buckau 
Mar 4 Berlin-Pankow: Zimmer 16
Mar 7 Forst: Knebels Scheune
Mar 8 Rheinau: Kleinkunstbühne Kultur im Stall
Mar 9 Marburg: Spiegelslust Turmcafe

NETHERLANDS
Mar 10 Landgraaf: Theater Landgraaf

GERMANY
Mar 11 Erkelenz: Julien’s Bistro-Bar
Mar 12 Zwickau: Liederbuch Zwickau @ Lutherkeller
Mar 14 Dohna: Kulturcafe M
Mar 16 Waldkraiburg: Haus der Kultur
Mar 17 Ahorntal: Burg Rabenstein (with Andy Lang)
Mar 18 Nürnberg: Ev. Kirche Nürnberg-Fischbach (with Andy Lang)
Mar 19 Bad Honnef: Folk im Feuerschlösschen

Future tour plans include:

UK & Ireland – April-May 2018
USA – September-October 2018
UK – November 2018