On Sunday, Nov. 3, British Isles singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid returns to Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. "F" St., for a matinee performance.
McQuaid appeared last year at the Downtown Tehachapi venue and enchanted the audience with her lovely alto voice and what has been called her "sparkling guitar."
With roots in Europe and America, McQuaid is equally at home singing Irish, Appalachian and Elizabethan ballads, and even 1930s jazz standards.
In her own songs, McQuaid is a storyteller. Her subjects cover a range of human history and emotions. She sings about Bess of Hardwick, a remarkable 16th Century English businesswoman. She sings about love, from a tender love letter from mother to daughter, to an old-fashioned Cole Porter-style "first kiss" love song. In other pieces, she moves to spiritual questioning and ponders the relationship of soul and place.
McQuaid was born in Spain but raised in Chicago by her Spanish father and American mother. She currently lives in rural Cornwall, England, with her husband and two children.
Tickets may be purchased next door to Fiddlers Crossing at Mountain Music, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi Furniture in Old Towne, 20346 W. Valley Blvd., or with a credit card by calling 823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and doors open at 2:30 p.m.