Update - April 2018

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Sarah writes:
Above is a still from a beautiful video of my song “Slow Decay” by award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey, based on the incredibly poignant true story of a man who cycled 1,400 miles to hear his daughter’s heart beating again in the body of its recipient. I was lucky enough to receive grants from Arts Council England and Cultivator Cornwall for the making and marketing of my new album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, including money for the production of videos by two Cornish filmmakers – the aforementioned Brett Harvey and Mawgan Lewis, who made a gorgeous video of lead single “The Tug Of The Moon” as well as a documentary video about the making of the album – do watch them if you haven’t already! Brett told me that the lyrics of “Slow Decay” put him in mind of a news article he’d read about Bill Conner, a Wisconsin man who undertook his cycle ride to raise awareness for organ donation and honour the memory of his daughter Abbey, who died at the age of 20. In Brett’s short film, it’s the mother – beautifully played by Mary Woodvine – who makes the journey, intercut with flashbacks of her daughter’s short life. It’s such a gorgeous video and promotes a cause I feel very strongly about, so I do hope you’ll click here to watch it – and I also hope you’ll be able to get to one of my gigs in the coming year! See details below ... and please spread the word if you can!

APR-JUN 2018 TOUR DATES

See sarahmcquaid.com/tour and facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic/events for details

UK
Apr 20 Mousehole: Solomon Browne Memorial Hall
Apr 21 Honiton: The Beehive
Apr 22 Buxton: The Green Man Gallery
Apr 24 Nuneaton Library
Apr 25 Farncombe Music Club at St John’s Church
Apr 26 Bridgwater Arts Centre
Apr 27 Bromsgrove: Artrix
Apr 28 Ammanford: The Miners’ Theatre

ROI/NI
Apr 30 Ballymore Eustace: Ballymore Acoustic Gigs
May 1 Dublin: The Grand Social
May 2 Richhill: Groucho’s Music Lounge
May 3 Belfast: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
May 4 Newtownards: Ards Arts Centre
May 5 Castlerock: Crusoe’s
May 6 Belmullet: Áras Inis Gluaire

UK
May 8 Edinburgh: Assembly Roxy
May 9 Acharacle: Resipole Studios
May 11 Isle of Luing: Atlantic Islands Centre
May 12 Isle of Bute: Transclyde Music
May 13 Dunoon: Uig Hall
May 17 Nottingham Playhouse Studio
May 19 Dolgellau: Tŷ Siamas
May 20 Allendale: High Forest Community Centre
May 23 Malton: The Milton Rooms
May 24 Settle Victoria Hall
May 25 Hemel Hempstead: Old Town Hall
May 26 Wiveliscombe: Silver Street Sessions at Cotleigh Brewery
May 31 Helston: The Blue Anchor 
   (Open singaround/session, not concert! All welcome to join in!)

Jun 2 Praa Sands Community Centre

Future tour plans include:

USA – September-October 2018
UK – November 2018