Ross-shire Journal - Margaret Chrystall

12 May 2023 

Interview – Scottish folk hero triggered Sarah McQuaid ditching job for full-time music. “But I suspect none of this would have happened if I had said no to that festival workshop. Thank goodness I felt ‘If…

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The Afterword - Vulpes Vulpes (Apr 2023)

30 April 2023 

Live review – Church of St Philip and St James. “Last night’s gig was another tour-de-force. I can’t remember the last time I saw an artist open their show with an acappella song delivery that hung everything…

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Joyzine - Paul F. Cook (April 2023)

8 April 2023

Single review – “If We DUB Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous.” “The subterranean metaphors and allusions to an impending apocalypse are all enhanced by the dark, brooding soundscape, and Sarah McQuaid’s exceptional voice sits at…

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RTÉ - Behind The Music (2023)

17 January 2023

Interview – Behind The Music. “If there’s one singer I try to emulate, it’s Ella Fitzgerald. I really love the effortless quality of her singing and the way she hits every note bang on even though she’d…

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The Guardian - John Harris

3 August 2022 

Feature – 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain. The Guardian's John Harris interviews Sarah about why independent musicians who rely on touring for a living have been hit particularly hard by the new post-Brexit…

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Cornish Times

2 June 2022

Feature – Three Cornwall shows for locally-based international singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid. “I’d urge people, if they’re thinking of coming to any of my gigs, to please buy tickets in advance, because low ticket sales make venues twitchy…

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Irish Music Magazine - Mark Lysaght

May 2022 

Feature – The St Buryan Sessions: Sarah McQuaid. “The results are spectacular, clearly inspired and enriched by the location with its real sense of history and context. ... Here, she hones each song down to its core, with…

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Shire Folk - Kevin T. Ward

16 February 2022

Album review – The St Buryan Sessions. “These hauntingly sensitive and spacious solo renditions offer something memorable and affectingly special; literally, her own ‘soul, flesh and bone’, captured in ‘glass, wood and stone’. Dim the lights…

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The Afterword - Vulpes Vulpes

13 February 2022 

Live review – Under the Edge Arts. “I heard myself whisper a quiet ‘Wow’ .... You hold your breath as she approaches what sounds like an impossible vocal twist and then effortlessly lands it with perfection. She…

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