On Friday’s Homeward Bound between 3.00 and 6.00pm presenter Gordon Hotchkiss is going to have a busy programme with two guests playing Glasgow over the weekend.
Sarah McQuaid will play at the Patrick Folk Festival at St Peter’s Church Hall, Partick on Friday 25 May.
Sarah will chat with Gordon just after 4.00pm on Friday. She is a gifted and captivating performer whose warm, haunting alto is delicately cradled by her “sparkling guitar” (Sing Out!). She is both song crafter and song collector, equally at home with traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930s jazz numbers.
Her musical output is a direct and unfolding reflection of her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship and currently lives in rural England.
While the genre, era and geographical location of her songs may change, at their core is a musician who has soaked it all in – and, luckily for us, is able to eloquently express the stories she’s gathered.
Before Sarah chats to Gordon, he will have the leading edge three-part harmony Girlyman in the studio. Girlyman play Stereo in Glasgow city centre on Friday night.
Homeward Bound with Gordon Hotchkiss, Friday 25 May 3.00-6.00pm.