Wainsgate Concerts 20-21 May
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Sarah McQuaid in concert
3pm 20 May
Born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holding dual Irish and American citizenship and now settled in rural England, Sarah McQuaid brings the eclecticism of her background to her "captivating, unorthodox songwriting" (PopMatters)and to her choice of material, spanning genres and defying categorisation.
Sarah McQuaid's music has been likened to classic 1970s British folk singers such as Sandy Denny and Nick Drake, and her diverse work has also explored three-part round singing with the likes of Niamh Parsons and Tom Barry.
Sarah McQuaid's lush, chocolatey voice combines with her engaging personality, "subtle mastery onstage" (Huffington Post) and "brilliant musicianship" (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience.
More details about this and other concerts - including times, ticket prices and how to book in advance can be found on the website.
Dale Storr: The Sound of New Orleans:
3pm 21 May
Sheffield pianist and singer Dale Storr who brings the sound of New Orleans to Wainsgate Chapel. Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the "piano man's piano man…" and "a national treasure", Dale Storr's musical journey has now brought him recognition as one of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans piano.
"A very very fine piano player indeed" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
"Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard" Richard Hawley
"(his) music is authentic barrelhouse pianism and singing and should be on the playlist of all broad-minded jazz lovers" Jazz Journal magazine
"Incredible...never seen anybody play like that..." British blues legend Victor Brox