Hello, all. The good news is that the Wadebridge folk festival this coming weekend is back on again after being cancelled in June (see http://www.folkweekend.co.uk), and I’ll be doing a half-hour slot in the Sunday evening concert headlined by Martin Simpson. Also new on the updated calendar is a gig at Ryan’s Bar in Torquay on the 11th of September. When Two Lovers Meet has been getting quite a bit of airplay since its UK release at the end of July. You can hear tracks from it in the August edition of Folkcast – click on http://www.folkcast.co.uk to download or listen live – and on Mike Ganley’s show The Crooked Road on Radio Britfolk – click on http://www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk to listen live.
I had a brilliant time at Sidmouth Folk Week earlier this month, gave a very well-attended workshop on the DADGAD tuning (at the close of which I sold every one of the 20 copies of the book I’d brought with me – have now had to order more copies from Music Sales!) and did two concert appearances, one at the Rugby Club and the other at the Bedford Hotel. Dutch fan Karin Pronk took a rather nice photo of me during the latter set – you can see it on http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/photos.html. Also heard loads of great music, notably the wonderful a cappella trio Cockersdale and the lovely Jackie Oates, whom I’d not come across before and whose CD I purchased on the spot.
The CD has been getting some nice reviews recently as well, on NetRhythms and in Folknews Kernow. To read them, click on http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/press.html and then on “Read Reviews/Articles”.
Many, many thanks for your support, and feel free to email me with any questions or comments. All the best until next time!