After the release of her latest album, recorded in Cornwall, a Spanish born singer/songwriter is returning to her adopted home town of Penzance later this month.

With new live-in-lockdown album 'The St Buryan Sessions' drawing critical raves and appearing on best-of-2021 lists on three continents, Sarah McQuaid is once again preparing to hit the road.

Her first tour of 2022 starts off on 20 January in the Spain-born, USA-raised singer/songwriter’s adopted home town of Penzance, Cornwall, and continues through February 12 with dates in Cambridge, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Maidstone, Bordon, Luton, Nuneaton, Winchester, Salisbury and Wotton-under-Edge.

"Obviously it’s all dependent on how the COVID situation develops," says Sarah, "but I did manage to get through a 21-date album launch tour in October and November without any cancellations, so that gives me hope.

"And it was so amazing just to be able to sing and play live to other flesh and blood human beings who were in the same room with me.

"I’ll never take that for granted again. Every gig feels like a gift."

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Released on CD and limited-edition double vinyl LP on 15 October 2021, The St Buryan Sessions was recorded live, with no audience, in the lovely medieval church of St Buryan, not far from Sarah’s home in rural West Cornwall.

The project was the brainchild of Sarah’s longtime manager and sound engineer Martin Stansbury, who also produced and recorded the album and whose job of capturing the natural acoustic of the building has come in for mention in many of the reviews.

With the assistance of second cameraman John Crooks, Cornish filmmaker Mawgan Lewis filmed the entire album as it was being recorded.

His videos of all 15 tracks can be viewed on Sarah’s YouTube channel, together with a 9-minute documentary, “The Making Of The St Buryan Sessions”, featuring interviews and song snippets, and a 59-second promotional video about the album and tour.

Sarah will be performing on Thursday, January 20 at The Acorn in Penzance at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm.

This will be Sarah’s long-postponed eighth visit to this lovely arts centre in her adopted home town of Penzance.

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