Our guest last week on Art of the Song was Sarah McQuaid. Born in Madrid, Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, she was taught piano and guitar by her folksinging mother, and remembers being inspired by meeting her distant cousin, well-known singer/songwriter Gamble Rogers. From the age of twelve Sarah was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children’s Choir, and at eighteen she went to France for a year to study philosophy at the University of Strasbourg. Sarah moved to Ireland in 1994 and lived there for 13 years, 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 as the musical guest on John Kelly’s popular Friday evening arts show The View. Now she has four albums to her credit. We hosted Sarah at the Art of the Song Coffeehouse in Albuquerque, NM.