May 2012 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Impeccable.”

Sarah McQuaid
The Plum Tree And The Rose

This finely-crafted disc expertly cradles Sarah’s elegantly poised, tenderly expressive singing voice and delicate guitar in quietly monumental arrangements benefitting from subtle deployment of choice accompanists (Niamh Parsons, Gerry O’Beirne, Bill Blackmore). Sarah’s own emotionally and historically resonant compositions are superbly complemented by Dowland, Ravenscroft and John Martyn’s Solid Air. Impeccable.