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Singer-song­writer Sarah Mcquaid will be per­form­ing the fi­nal con­cert of a se­ries of win­ter shows put on by Folk in the Barn this week­end.

Born in Madrid, brought up in Chicago and now liv­ing in Corn­wall, the ac­com­plished gui­tar player will be per­form­ing at the Black Robin Inn in Kingston, near Can­ter­bury, on Sun­day.

Re­cently hon­oured with a life­time achieve­ment award by the Ards In­ter­na­tional Gui­tar Fes­ti­val in North­ern Ire­land, she has won crit­i­cal ac­claim for her play­ing, voice and live per­for­mances.

She has re­leased four al­bums so far, with a fifth – If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dan­ger­ous – due for re­lease soon,

She’s even writ­ten a book on Dadgad gui­tar tun­ing – also known as Celtic tun­ing – which was de­scribed by the Ir­ish Times as “a god­send to as­pir­ing tra­di­tional guitarists”.

Taught piano and gui­tar by her folk-singing mother, from the age of 12 she went on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Chil­dren’s Choir.

She moved to Ire­land in 1994, work­ing as a mu­sic jour­nal­ist and mag­a­zine editor.

In 2007, she re-re­leased her 1997 de­but solo al­bum, When Two Lovers Meet and launched her solo ca­reer with a per­for­mance on Ir­ish na­tional tele­vi­sion.

Her show at the Black Robin starts at 6.30pm.

Tick­ets in ad­vance are £12 if bought on­line and £14 on the door.

Visit www.folkinthe­barn. co.uk or call 01227 831493.

Catch Sarah Mcquaid at Folk in the Barn this week­end

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