American Blues Scene (Apr 2021) - David Scott

6 April 2021 

Single review – Sweetness and Pain (The St Buryan Sessions). “Sarah uses a cappella as a transcendental medium for telling her story of the cycle of life and conveying its meaning with dramatic effect, power and…

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Folking.com - David Harley (Mar 2021)

15 Mar 2021 

Single reviews – Charlie’s Gone Home & The Day Of Wrath, That Day (The St Buryan Sessions). “Because Sarah’s songs and singing are so effective, it’s easy to forget what an outstanding and influential guitarist she…

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American Blues Scene (Mar 2021) - David Scott

15 March 2021 

Single review – The Day Of Wrath, That Day (The St Buryan Sessions). “McQuaid explores a whole new world outside her traditionally acoustic domain to superb effect in this innovative, powerful live version of her own…

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Backseat Mafia - Chris Sawle

15 March 2021

Single review – The Day Of Wrath, That Day (The St Buryan Sessions). “A powerful instrumental composition ... rings out beautifully in the style of the guitar’s owner, maybe bringing a little of Michael’s soul with…

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American Blues Scene - David Scott

2 February 2021 

Single review – The Silence Above Us (The St Buryan Sessions). “If there is one song which captures the mood, spirit and turbulence of these troubled times it is “The Silence Above Us” — McQuaid’s inspirational…

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Vanloo’s Reviews - Sheila Vanloo

27 January 2021 

Single review – The Silence Above Us (The St Buryan Sessions). “The song is evocative and powerful, it will delight her long standing fans and is sure to bring new ones to the Sarah McQuaid fan…

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Folking.com - David Harley

25 January 2021

Single review – The Silence Above Us (The St Buryan Sessions). “Perfectly appropriate piano and gorgeous vocal on a melancholic song that certainly fits the mood of the times. We can’t wait to see what comes…

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theamauk.org

16 May 2020

Americana Music Association UK - Members Lockdown Stories. “It is wonderfully heartening to see how the situation has been bringing out the kindness and generosity of so many people, but I worry for the future of all…

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ILoveBilbao.com

6 February 2020

Concert preview – Sala BBK, Bilbao, Spain. “Aunando la tradición de Irlanda, América y el Reino Unido, su música es sublime y conmovedora, muy definida por su cálida y sedosa voz y por un estilo muy personal…

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Maverick - Trevor Hodgett

May 2019

Live review – Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. “Sarah McQuaid is an exceptional artist with a notably poetic sensibility, capable of finding metaphorical resonance and profundity in mundane situations…. McQuaid’s songs were deep and serious but never dour.”

https://maverick-country.com

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Blues In Britain - Dave Scott

February 2019 

Live review – Rothbury Roots, Queens Head, Rothbury. “Inspirational performance … phenomenal … exceptional power and range ... dark, slow-burning, sizzling … magnificent.”

http://www.bluesinbritain.org

Sarah McQuaid
Queens Head, Rothbury
29.11.2018

Rothbury Roots prides itself in bringing contemporary blues…

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