Video - The Tug Of The Moon

Thanks to generous support from Arts Council England and Cultivator, Sarah McQuaid was able to commission Cornish filmmaker Mawgan Lewis of Purple Knif to make a video of her original song ‘The Tug Of The Moon,’ inspired by the leap second added on New Year’s Eve 2016. Released as a single in November 2017, the song also features on Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, due out on 2nd February 2018.

Filmed in St Buryan Village Hall (well known both for its use as a location in Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 film Straw Dogs and as the home of the Pipers Folk Club founded in the late 1960s by celebrated Cornish singer Brenda Wootton), the video features a motley assortment of Sarah’s friends and neighbours dancing and romancing while Sarah performs the song onstage under a papier-mâché moon (made by her friend Sarah Turner) and surrounded by an equally motley assortment of clocks (including a beautiful grandfather clock made in nearby Penzance), many of them supplied by Kernow Clocks.