Ten Burning Questions - Terry Lander

 

Interview. Sarah answers “Ten Burning Questions” from Coast FM DJ Terry Lander.

 

Heaven Magazine - Koos Gijsman

 

Interview (English translation follows Nederlands original). Sarah talks about some of the key moments in her career.

 

Western Morning News on Sunday - Keith Rossiter

 

Interview and profile. “Someone should write a song about Sarah McQuaid’s life. If she doesn’t get there first.”

 

MacWood Fleet Music Blog

 

Live review – The Convent, 6 November 2015. “A captivating performer with a gorgeous voice, superb collection of albums and a truly adventurous musical nature.”

 

Western Morning News - Gillian Adams

 

Interview. Sarah answers questions about her favourite things, from books to recipes to superpowers.

 

The Long Journey - Remo Ricaldone

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Italian original). “Un lavoro dalle notevoli qualità e profondità, uno di quelli che cresce molto ascolto dopo ascolto.” (A work of notable quality and depth, one that grows with each listen.)

 

The Huffington Post - Gregory Weinkauf

 

Interview and profile. “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.”

 

Music Road - Kerry Dexter

 

Album review – Walking Into White“Music well worth repeated listening.”

 

Acoustic Guitar - Andy Hughes

 

Interview and profile.Walking Into White is the Sarah McQuaid album fans have been waiting for.”

 

The Crimson White - Chandler Padgett

 

Live review – The Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre, 6 September 2015. “Sarah McQuaid filled the humble Greensboro Room with the warmth of her music.”

 

Ink 19 - James Mann

 

Album review – Walking Into White.Walking Into White might not make Sarah McQuaid a household name…but it should. Highly recommended.”

 

Stereo Embers Magazine - Dave Cantrell

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “An expansive and thoughtful turn that should bring a flock of fresh new listeners to a singer that those in the folk know have been clamoring about for some time now.”

 

The Vinyl District - Joseph Neff

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Another superb outing from Sarah McQuaid, an under-the-radar artist deserving of an audience reflective of her worldly scope.”

 

Invisible Ink Music Blog - Zachary Houle

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “McQuaid should have a bright future ahead of her if she continues to drop albums as tender and gorgeous as this one.”

 

The Boston Globe - James Reed

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “A soft but forceful record whose urgency is sometimes masked by the music’s acoustic serenity.”

 

Popdose - Rob Ross

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Exquisite and chill inducing.”

 

The Big Takeover - Chuck Foster

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Sarah McQuaid has spent far too long resting in the wings of relative obscurity. Fall into Walking Into White and land in her soft grip, where even darkness becomes a source of comfort.”

 

Jersey Beat - Joe Wawrzyniak

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “One to relish.”

 

babysue - Don W. Seven

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “The more we spin this one, the better it sounds.”

 

Spacelab - Morgan Y. Evans

 

Interview and profile. “Fans of SubRosa’s spellbinding take on ‘House Carpenter’, the ethereal warmth of Melissa Nadler or Pamela Sue Mann’s spacious and lush Kevin Killen mixed stuff or Gillian Welch will love this rich album of ballads and hearth songs poured through a quirky and natural sensibility.”

 

Kingston Times - Morgan Y. Evans

 

Interview/album review – Walking Into White. “Bittersweet-but-beautiful songs that will seep into your heart like wine spilled on a tablecloth.”

 

Irish Music Magazine - Eileen McCabe

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “The whole album expresses the eclectic influences from McQuaid’s life intertwined with a symbiotic, emotive edge. With a maelstrom of intensity within, it’s a totally enthralling listen.”

 

FolkWords - Tim Carroll

 

Interview. “We’re talking to one of our ‘Album of the Month’ winners, Sarah McQuaid, about her latest album ‘Walking into White’ – we discuss some of the influences and inspirations that brought the album’s songs to life and explore some of Sarah’s views on music.”

 

General-Anzeiger - Neal Graham

 

Live review – Folk im Feuerschlösschen, 22 March 2015 (English translation follows German original). “Traumhafter Gesang, ausgefeilte Spieltechnik und ein breites Repertoire – diese Frau bringt alles mit.” (Gorgeous vocals, sophisticated guitar technique and a broad repertoire – this lady’s got it all.)

 

Honnef Heute - Florette Hill

 

Live review – Folk im Feuerschlösschen, 22 March 2015 (English translation follows German original). “Mit virtuosem Gitarrenspiel, unvergleichlicher Stimme und vielseitigen Kompositionen zog sie die Fans schnell in ihren Bann.” (Sarah McQuaid’s virtuoso guitar, distinctive voice and richly diverse compositions quickly captivated her fans.)

 

Cry Me A Torch Song - Piers Ford

 

Interview and profile. “McQuaid’s voice has an unforced richness which is the perfect foil for the echoing, spacious arrangements of her songs – and for her guitar, which here assumes a dazzling array of guises; one minute it’s as plangent as a piano, the next, it’s buzzing on a rock-and-roll riff. A unique, multi-textured sound emerges as each song pours out a new narrative.”

 

Folkforum - Mirjam Adriaans

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een intrigerend album op, met enkele pareltjes om van te blijven genieten.” (An intriguing album that features a few gems that simply demand repeated playing.)

 

Folk Radio UK - Helen Gregory

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “As frustrating as it must surely be that a greater public recognition has so far eluded her, Sarah McQuaid has clearly held true to her own musical vision and it’s to be hoped that Walking Into White is the album which will bring her the wider commercial success she so richly deserves.”

 

The Next Gig - Richard Wagenaar

 

Live review – Podium Cafe Peter en Leni , 6 March 2015 (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Live kregen haar nummers nog meer intensiteit, zeggingskracht en kwam het kortom nog meer tot leven.” (Live, the tracks gained intensity, expressiveness and in short came even more to life.)

 

Ctrl.Alt.Country - Benny Metten

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original).Walking Into White is niet enkel McQuaids meest persoonlijke en emotionele plaat tot op heden, het is gewoon ook haar beste.” (Not only is Walking Into White McQuaid’s most personal and emotional album to date, it is also her best.)

 

Le Cri du Coyote - Sam Pierre

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows French original). “Sarah a su se moderniser sans se renier, osé être différente tout en restant elle-même, se renouveler avec talent.” (Sarah has succeeded in modernising herself without disowning herself, has dared to be different while at the same time remaining herself, renewing herself with talent.)

 

Heaven Magazine - Koos Gijsman (Mar 2015)

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Enkele draaibeurten verder beginnen de liedjes te beklijven en kan ik niet anders dan mijn hoed afnemen voor deze moedige zangeres die opnieuw een grote stap gezet heeft in haar ontwikkeling als muzikante.” (After a few spins I couldn’t get the songs out of my head and I simply had to doff my hat to a singer who has obviously taken a major step forward in her musical career.)

 

Folker - Mike Kamp

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows German original). “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit.” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit.)

 

The Musician - Keith Ames

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “A work that grows with each listen.”

 

R2/Rock & Reel - Ian Pickles

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.”

 

Concert Monkey - Ioana Nica

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “A deep, resonant record.”

 

FolkWords - Tim Carroll (Feb 2015)

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being.”

 

Dancing About Architecture - Dave Franklin

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Sarah McQuaid doesn’t so much make albums, she takes journeys.”

 

AltCountryForum - Martin Overheul

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original).Walking Into White is Sarah McQuaids avontuurlijkste, meest ambitieuze en gewaagdste album tot nu toe. En haar beste.” (Walking Into White is Sarah McQuaid’s most adventurous, most ambitious and most daring album to date. And her best.)

 

FATEA - Peter Cowley

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “Sarah has produced another superb album, which sounds fresh and contemporary without compromising the subtlety and delicacy of her previous work.”

 

Rootstime - Freddy Celis

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een zeer aangenaam beluisterbaar album.” (A highly enjoyable album.)

 

Johnny’s Garden - Theo Volk

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original).Walking Into White is wat mij betreft haar mooiste album tot dusver.” (Walking Into White is in my opinion her best album to date.)

 

Keys and Chords - Cis Van Looy

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een verfijnd folkschijfje van haast tijdloos allure.” (A stylish folk album with an almost timeless quality.)

 

1 In Music - Tiki Black

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “An original fusion of jazz and folk ... that sounds like the journey of a vintage bourbon through a long winter night.”

 

Concert Monkey - Michel Preumont

 

Album review – Walking Into White (English translation follows French original). “Un album brillant ouvrant de nouvelles perspectives pour Sarah McQuaid.” (A brilliant album that opens new perspectives for Sarah McQuaid.)

 

insurgentcountry.net - Johanna B. Bodde

 

Album review – Walking Into White. “A combination of seasoned craft and innovative ideas, while the lyrics read like poetry.”

 

The Cornishman - Lee Trewhela

 

Interview and profile. Sarah talks about the making of Walking Into White.

 

The Irish World - David Hennessy

 

Interview and profile. “Renowned as a performer whose musical output reflects her own eclectic mix, folk and country star Sarah McQuaid has recorded a new album that takes her in a whole new direction.”

 

The Connacht Tribune - Jimi McDonnell

 

Interview and profile. “In addition to being intrigued by history, Sarah is something of a musical archaeologist.”

 

The Irish Times Ticket Magazine - Tony Clayton-Lea

 

Interview. “What’s on your rider?” Sarah answers questions about her life on tour.

 

The Orcadian - Peter Ford

 

Live review – Gable End Theatre, 3 May 2014. “Luminous and revelatory.”

 

Club Passim Blog

 

Interview. “We had a chance to speak with Sarah about how she became the artist and Passim family member she is today.”

 

The Huffington Post - Stephen Winick

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “A lovely album that sparkles with intelligent writing, moving music, and pristine production.”

 

Bright Young Folk - Shelley Rainey

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “A collection of beautiful songs which delight the ear.”

 

The Sunday Independent - Ciara Dwyer

 

Interview and profile. “It’s taken singer Sarah McQuaid two children, two marriages (and nearly a third) to find contentment.”

 

Hot Press - Greg McAteer

 

Interview and profile. “She’s always followed her muse. But now folk star Sarah McQuaid is adding some intriguing new innovations to her live act.”

 

Blabber ’n’ Smoke - Paul Kerr

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Excellent songs ... buttressed by some immaculate playing.”

 

The Irish Post - Steve Cummins

 

Interview. “Questions & Answers – Sarah McQuaid.”

 

The Evening Herald - Chris Wasser

 

Interview and profile. “I swopped the commute for life as a musician.”

 

The Afterword - Colin Harper

 

Live review – An Creagán, 19 April 2013. “It was a wonderful evening: a warm, intimate show in an unhurried environment and everyone felt part of it.”

 

The Irish World - David Hennessy (Mar 2013)

 

Interview and profile. “Her sound reflects the eclectic mix of her life.”

 

Tykes News - Nigel Schofield

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “An album of contrasts and surprises, all delivered with authority and sensitivity.”

 

Folker - Markus Dehm

 

Interview and profile.

 

Moors Magazine - Holly Moors

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een juweel van een album.” (A gem of an album.)

 

Living Tradition - Frank Chester

 

Interview and profile. “One of the busiest young performers on the folk circuit right now is the Irish-American singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid, who seems, quite simply, to never stop touring.”

 

The Entertainment Bank - Paul Anderson

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Simply stellar!!”

 

Fatea - Peter Cowley (Nov 2012)

 

Live review – Bothy Folk Club, 18 November 2012. “A superb performance.”

 

StageBeauty.net - Don Gillan

 

Live review – The Square Chapel, 4 November 2012. “A rich voice, outstanding song-writing and musicianship, and a warm and welcoming stage presence.”

 

North West Folk - Les Pilling

 

Interview and profile. “Her latest album The Plum Tree and the Rose has been met with enthusiastic reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and deservedly so. It is a subtle, exquisitely constructed collection of songs.”

 

Irish Music Magazine - Nicky Rossiter

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “A fascinating release that has a wonderful combination of the old, sometimes very old, and the new.”

 

Folkwales Online Magazine - Mick Tems

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “An outstanding CD with spot-on production.”

 

Minor 7th - Jamie Anderson

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Her rich alto voice is like honey poured into wine – intoxicating but not overly sweet.”

 

AllMusic Guide - J. Poet

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “The word timeless is often bandied about when critics discuss folksingers, but it’s actually an apt description for Sarah McQuaid’s vocals and compositional style.”

 

More Than The Music

 

Interview. “Fast Five: Sarah McQuaid.”

 

USA Today - Kerry Dexter

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “McQuaid knows landscapes, and how to put them into song.”

 

The Alternate Root - Danny McCloskey

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Sarah McQuaid has a voice that captures air on the first note as it sails across jazz piano riffs and sparkling guitar work.”

 

FolkWorld - David Hintz

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “This is a powerful record that really grows as each song moves into your head.”

 

Victory Review - John C. McClure

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Truly profound and deeply emotive. ... This is one for the keeping.”

 

The Journal of the Classic Rock Society - Miles Bartaby

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Sarah McQuaid has a voice that oozes warmth and richness.”

 

Folker - Volker Dick

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows German original). “Diese Frau hat Stil.” (This lady’s got style.)

 

Living Tradition - Clive Pownceby

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Lucid and quite magical at times, Sarah McQuaid transcends mere craftsmanship with inspiration and innovation on this record – it’s intelligent, grown-up music.”

 

Shire Folk - Kevin T. Ward

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Gentle and sublime, but at times moving and intense, it’s genuinely enchanting.”

 

Rock Jazz Pop - Torsten Sukrow

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows German original). “Klanglich ist das Album überzeugend und wird dem Zuhörer Freude bereiten.” (Sonically, the album is compelling and will delight the listener.)

 

Green Man Music - Dave Franklin

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “The word timeless is banded around far too much these days, but this album comes as close to that accolade as any I have heard.”

 

Nederlands Dagblad - Herman Veenhof

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Bijzonder is het geslaagde samengaan van zang, sobere gitaarbegeleiding en trompet, een instrumentkeuze die in folkkringen moedig en verrassend is.” (An exceptional feature is the successful combination of her voice, laid-back guitar arrangements and trumpet, a mix of instruments that is as surprising as it is courageous for a folk album.)

 

Spiral Earth - David Kushar

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Sarah’s albums are always a lavish affair, but this feels like her most complete to date, with class stamped all over it.”

 

Lonely Planet - Kerry Dexter

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Rather than offering history lessons only by fact, through all the songs McQuaid invites listeners to consider permanence and impermanence, and what may last and carry on after we are gone.”

 

Maverick - Pete Fyfe

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Sarah McQuaid has the intelligence and tenacity to cultivate her lyrics so that the legacy of her songwriting will remain long after she has passed away.”

 

The Folk Diary - Jim Marshall

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “A beautifully crafted collection.”

 

Irland Journal - Markus Dehm

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows German original). “Intelligent in der Themenwahl, außergewöhnlich in der Präsentation.” (Intelligent themes extraordinarily presented.)

 

Fatea - Peter Cowley (May 2012)

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Once in a while, you come across an album that stands out from the crowd. This is one such album. It is truly a lovely album from start to finish and one that gets better with every listen.”

 

Hot Press - Jackie Hayden

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “An album that should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.”

 

Keep Music Live - Paul Abraham

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “An amazing album where the listener should be thanksgiving to a singer-songwriter who is without parallel. A classic.”

 

NetRhythms - David Kidman

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “A sublimely well-crafted calling-card for Sarah’s unobtrusive artistry.”

 

fRoots

 

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

 

R2/Rock & Reel - John Crosby

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Bewitching ... Behind the gentle lilt of the performance every note counts.”

 

Heaven Magazine - Koos Gijsman (May 2012)

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “The Plum Tree and The Rose benevelt op alle onderdelen de zinnen.” (The Plum Tree and The Rose makes the senses swoon on all counts.)

 

Concerts-Review - Michel Preumont

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows French original). “Orchestration subtile et un timbre impeccable.” (Subtle orchestration and an impeccable sound.)

 

Rambles.net - Michael Scott Cain

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Sarah McQuaid does not make background music. She demands a careful listening. Giving her that listening will pay off.”

 

euVue - Seamus Doran

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Every song catches your attention immediately and holds you in its spell.”

 

Johnny’s Garden - Martin Overheul

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Elk nummer op dit wonderschone album rechtvaardigt het gebruik van superlatieven.” (Every song on this beautiful album justifies the use of superlatives.)

 

Folkforum - Mirjam Adriaans (Mar 2012)

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een betoverende plaat.” (An enchanting record.)

 

Altcountryforum - Johan Schoenmakers

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Dit is muziek met diepgang – voor de verfijnde liefhebber het neusje van de zalm.” (This is music with depth – for the discriminating connoisseur the pick of the bunch.)

 

Midwest Record - Chris Spector

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “Low key but glorious and incendiary, the writing and performance keep you riveted throughout.”

 

Properganda - Simon Holland

 

Album review – The Plum Tree And The Rose. “An album that is every bit as good as it is ambitious, striking and remarkable.”

 

fRoots - Geoff Wallis

 

Interview and profile. “Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.”

 

Songwriter’s Monthly - Allen Foster

 

Interview and profile. “Her voice floats within the air like a beautiful fragrance.”

 

Surrey Comet - Will Gore

 

Interview and profile. “Sarah McQuaid is an artist who is unafraid of traversing genres in search of musical inspiration.”

 

WVIA-FM: The Graham Weekly Album Review - George Graham

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “A delightful set that shows some of the transatlantic connections that have always existed.”

 

Leicester Bangs - Rob Forbes

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “Central heating for grown-ups.”

 

Moors Magazine - Holly Moors (Aug 2009)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Mooi album.” (Beautiful album.)

 

Johnny’s Garden - Rein van den Berg

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Verademend dus.” (A breath of fresh air.)

 

fRoots (Mar 2009)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “An album that further defines McQuaid as an artist of restraint and subtlety.”

 

Living Tradition - Clive Pownceby (Mar 2009)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “Sarah McQuaid has poured her heart into this record – but it’s also firmly attached to her sleeve and this is Folk music in every sense. It’s that good.”

 

Rootstime - Eddie Janssens

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een rustige, sfeervolle folkplaat van een artieste die vooral maturiteit en waardigheid uitstraalt. Zo moesten er meer zijn.” (A tranquil, atmospheric folk recording by an artist who projects, above all, maturity and dignity. There should be more like this.)

 

FATEA - Allan Wilkinson

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “A rare beauty of an album, which I imagine will be revisited on this reviewer’s iPod, time and again.”

 

Revolver Magazine - Harry de Jong

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Straalt zoveel warmte vanaf dat je er even stil van wordt.” (Projects so much warmth that it makes you go quiet for a spell.)

 

FolkWorld - Adolf Goriup

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “For me this singer with both Irish and American citizenship is certainly a revelation and I’m sure her album will be a great success.”

 

Sing Out! - Tom Druckenmiller

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “A gentle and magical recording that I will return to time and again.”

 

Heaven Magazine - Koos Gijsman (Feb 2009)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning (English translation follows Nederlands original). “Een streling voor het gehoor.” (A caress to the ear.)

 

Spiral Earth - David Kushar (Dec 2008)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning illustrates the cyclical nature of life with piercing clarity.”

 

Taplas - Roy Harris

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “There’s no need to be an Appalachian song lover to enjoy McQuaid’s velvet voice and all around musicality, it speaks for itself.”

 

Concerts-Review - Michel Preumont (Nov 2008)

 

Live review – Toogenblik, 21 November 2008. “Une voix de velours et une technique guitaristique limpide!”

 

The Irish Times Ticket Magazine - Siobhán Long

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “Beautifully spare ... a melancholy but somehow celebratory collection.”

 

Americana UK - Steve Wills

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “A very lovely personal album but also an incredibly good introduction to Appalachian folk music. Highly Recommended.”

 

Hot Press - Jackie Hayden (Oct 2008)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “Truly spine-tingling.”

 

NetRhythms - David Kidman (Oct 2008)

 

Album review – I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning. “This is a truly lovely record.”

 

Cornwall Today - Liz Norbury

 

Interview and profile. “Singer Sarah McQuaid has lived around the world, but is happiest in Cornwall.”

 

Haverford Magazine - Sarah McQuaid

 

First-person account for alumni magazine. “From magazine editor to folk musician living in Cornwall, England, find out about Sarah's journey.”

 

JMI (The Journal Of Music In Ireland) - Rory McCabe

 

Live review – Ballina Arts Centre, 27 March 2008. “One is convinced that here is a woman singing with her own voice and listening with her own ears.”

 

Mardles Magazine - Mike Everett

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “This debut album is a wonderful introduction to a fine singer and guitarist.”

 

fRoots (Dec 2007)

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “Sarah McQuaid’s debut album offers a masterclass in restraint and subtlety. Authoritative singing and quietly insistent arrangements make for a sumptuous whole – recommended.”

 

Irish Post - Sharon Ní Chonchuir

 

Interview and profile. “Hundreds of years ago emigrating Irish men and women brought their traditional tunes to America and wove their melodies into the emerging folk music of that continent. In 1994, a travelling American completed that journey in reverse.”

 

Taplas - Keith Hudson

 

Interview and profile. “The re-release of an album originally published a decade ago has made singer/guitarist Sarah McQuaid an instant hit.”

 

DugguP - Thatch

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “Goes straight to the emotional jugular.”

 

Folknews Kernow - Chris Ridley

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “Love permeates this thoughtful CD.”

 

NetRhythms - David Kidman (Aug 2007)

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “47 minutes of pure delight.”

 

The Munster Express

 

Live review – The Bowery, 21 June 2007. “A great night.”

 

Evening Echo

 

Interview. Sarah answers questions about her favourite book, favourite album and more.

 

The Rough Guide To Irish Music - Geoff Wallis & Sue Wilson

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “Sarah’s voice is both as warm as a turf fire and as rich as matured cognac.”

 

fRoots - John O’Regan

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “When Two Lovers Meet is both sparse and withdrawn by effect but it casts a quietly lingering spell.”

 

Irish Music Net - Feargal McKay

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “For my money this was a beautiful disc.”

 

Irish Music Magazine - Andy Ryan

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “One for a romantic evening in, listen to it with a hot whiskey and a peat fire – heaven!”

 

The Irish Times - Joe Breen

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “A debut to note.”

 

Hot Press - Colm O’Hare

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “Her intelligence is matched by a warm, velvet-tinged voice and a distinctive acoustic guitar style which mark her out as a significant talent.”

 

globalvillageidiot.net

 

Album review – When Two Lovers Meet. “All in all, this is quite a revelation ... One of the best Irish albums to travel down the pike in a long time.”