Update – April 2012
The Plum Tree and The Rose was released in March on the US-based Waterbug label (www.waterbug.com) and is currently No. 3 on the Folk Radio Chart, No. 4 on the UK Roots Radio Airplay Chart and No. 5 on the Euro Americana chart! Click here to order the album.
Sarah writes ...
I’m typing this missive in the passenger seat of Martin’s van en route from Penzance to Cardiff, where we’ll stay the night before getting the ferry to Ireland tomorrow. I’m particularly excited because this coming Saturday’s gig in Whelan’s marks the official launch of my new album, The Plum Tree and The Rose. There’s a certain very special guest who’s told me he hopes to get there on the night ... Fingers crossed ... Saying no more, lest I jinx it!
The album’s been getting quite a bit of airplay and some wonderful reviews: fRoots magazine described it as a “finely-crafted disc” that “expertly cradles Sarah’s elegantly poised, tenderly expressive singing voice and delicate guitar in quietly monumental arrangements ... Impeccable.”
I was on tour in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany for four months in March (you can read all about it in the Tour Diary on my website), then had a couple of much-needed weeks at home with the family while my kids were off school for the Easter holidays.
Now it’s back out on the road again for a seven-week tour of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.
I’ll be taking most of the summer off, then warming up for my autumn USA and UK tours with a gig at Wallingford BunkFest at the end of August.
Do keep an eye on the aforementioned Tour Diary for photos and stories from the road in the months to come, and if you can make it to one of the shows it would be great to see you there!