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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