A major surprise in today’s post: I’ve just received the October/November edition of Welsh folk magazine Taplas, only to discover that I’m on the cover! I did the interview with the magazine’s editor, Keith Hudson, some weeks back but had no idea that he was planning to give it such prominence. Check it out on www.taplas.co.uk.
I was equally chuffed to get my copy of December’s Folk Roots magazine (www.frootsmag.com) and find a highly favourable review of When Two Lovers Meet, with a big double-column image of one of Alastair Bruce’s lovely new photographs. It’s only a short review in the “and the rest ...” section, so here’s the text in its entirety (you can also read the review and see the photo they used on www.frootsmag.com/content/issue/reviews/ – scroll down to the bottom of the page to see it): “Previously lauded in these pages on its original release, Sarah McQuaid’s debut album offers a masterclass in restraint and subtlety. Authoritative singing and quietly insistent arrangements make for a sumptuous whole – recommended.”
In other news, I’m the featured guest on the current edition of Mike Ganley’s show “The Crooked Road” on Radio Britfolk. You can listen to the interview either on the Press page or, for the rest of this week, at www.radiobritfolk.co.uk. Speaking of Internet radio, Brian Ó hEadhra – who I know from his work with the group Anam – used my version of ‘The Parting Glass’ as the final track of the current program of his show ‘Acoustic Nation’ on Scottish Internet Radio. To hear the show, go to www.internetradio.co.uk/acoustic_nation.html and click on the link for 4th November 2007.
There are a few last-minute additions to the gig calendar, notably a date in Bristol on December 8th as special guest with Carmina (www.carmina.co.uk). For full details see the Calendar page. All the best until next time!