It’s a Christmas song!

It’s me! Singing a Christmas song! MASSIVE thanks to the very, very wonderful Colin Harper for unearthing this lost gem of a Bert Jansch song — known only from a single performance at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, Virginia, in 2011 — and commissioning me to record it. Check out the video on YouTube — and please share, share, share! Here are a few photos of the recording process:

The song isn’t currently available for download or purchase, but I do hope to release it on a Christmas album in a future year. Please sign up for the mailing list if you’d like to be notified of that as and when it happens! Huge thanks also to the equally wonderful Martin Stansbury, Roger Luxton and Mark Stratford for their parts in this endeavour — see full credits below: 

Sarah McQuaid ( — vocals, keyboards 
Roger Luxton ( — drums, percussion 
Recorded by Martin Stansbury at Goatboy Studio, Wadebridge, Cornwall 
Mixed and mastered by Martin Stansbury at Cacophony Cottage Studio (

Live performance footage filmed by Martin Stansbury 

“The Cottage — English Country Garden in Winter” footage courtesy of Steve Poole (

Wychwood lights filmed by Mark Stratford / Another Planet Music 

Film edited by Another Planet Music (