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Sarah McQuaid DADGAD Workshop and Concert

October 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Dear Friends,
We are delighted to host Singer Songwriter Sarah McQuaid as a part of our house concert series.  I first saw Sarah at the Eddie Owen Theater in Duluth a number of years ago, and I was absolutely smitten with her exquisite musicianship and her wonderful lyrics and melodies.  It is not often that I encounter such a combination of superb technical proficiency and imaginative songwriting.  This is a different flavor of concert for us, and we are delighted to follow Sarah as she transports her listeners to a wonderful world of songs and stories.
As a master DADGAD guitarist, Sarah will be offering a 90 minute DADGAD workshop the day of the concert. Please let us know if you’d like to take part.  We will cap the workshop at 7 attendees.
An Evening of Folk music
Sarah McQuaid
Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2018
4pm – 5:30pm DADGAD WORKSHOP (limit 7 attendees), price $30
(please see further workshop info below)
6pm Potluck Dinner
7pm Concert Begins
Suggested donation $20
Space is limited, and reservations are required. 
To RSVP, please email koko4note@yahoo.com,
or leave a voicemail for Bella at (404) 926-6438
About Sarah McQuaid:

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill.

Recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my favorite shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

With the release of her new album, the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter has expanded her battery of instruments to include piano, electric guitar and drum, and it’s drawn critical raves internationally: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savor” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”

“Seeing a shared world in a new way, from a different angle, is the role of the songwriter. Sarah gets a gold star on that front. This is a fabulous album.” —The Afterword

“A darkly melodic, richly layered folk tapestry … haunting and sparse, yet beautifully rendered … a voice as thick and soft as fur.” —Elmore Magazine

“A work of formidable passion.” —FolkWords

A few samples of Sarah’s music:
Workshop info:

Sarah McQuaid is the author of a guitar tutor, The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” and has developed two workshops: An Introduction To DADGAD, for players with little or no experience of DADGAD, and DADGAD Song Accompaniment, a follow-on workshop for guitarists who are experienced DADGAD players or have already attended the beginning workshop. Sarah has presented DADGAD workshops at music schools, festivals, arts centres, private homes and other venues in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Holland and Germany.

Click here to download workshop information sheet, including course outlines for both workshops.


October 7, 2018
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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