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Sarah McQuaid .John Kirkpatrick .Goose! May 2010

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Subject: Sarah McQuaid .John Kirkpatrick .Goose!
From: GUEST,flapjackdavey
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:15 PM

Sarah McQuaid - Upstairs at the Mag – Friday 14th May, 211 Lordship Lane.8.00PM £6/5(floorspots and benefits)

Sarah McQuaid learned folk music from her mother, to whom she dedicates her CD, who sang her traditional Appalachian folk songs. Sarah's mother was a Chicago native, who volunteered with the Quakers in poverty projects in Kentucky and other parts of Appalachia, and there learned of the music of Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger and others who helped to popularize the music of the region back in the traditional folk music boom of the late 1950s and 1960s.
Later, Sarah became enchanted with Irish music, and lived and performed in Ireland from the mid 1990s until 2007. There she also served as a newspaper columnist on music and also wrote a tutorial book on Irish guitar technique.
She is a fine guitarist, and her vocals evoke the classic English folk alto of singers like June Tabor.

"Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck" - Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2.

"Gentle and magical" - Sing Out!

"Some of the lovelies songs you'll hear all year." - Living Tradition

"Recommended" - fRoots.
John Kirkpatrick – DHFC- Friday 21 May, Edgar Kail Way, East Dulwich, London SE22 8BD.
Brilliant performer on the squeezebox, great singer, and a very funny guy as well John Kirkpatrick is one of the most well-known and popular performers on the British folk scene.

His amazing skill with accordion, concertina and melodeon has taken him from folk dancing to experimental rock music - and a wide range of international recording collaborations.

John regularly toured and recorded with Richard Thompson, and played with both the Albion Band and Steeleye Span. He always maintained his love of acoustic music - that led to a long standing partnership with Martin Carthy which subsequently blossomed into the group Brass Monkey.

John has also been recently awarded Musician of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010 .
"Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever ".
Colin Irwin - fRoots 2009
JK "delivers all the boisterous bonhomie and seasonal good cheer anyone could want ".
Joan Crump - English Dance & Song

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