The Bothy's final guest of the year is singer/guitarist and songwriter Sarah McQuaid, making her first visit to the Bothy and (I think) to Southport. Born in Madrid, raised in Chicago and holding dual Irish and American citizenship, Sarah McQuaid lived in Ireland from 1994 to 2007. She has since moved to Cornwall and lives near Penzance. She sings a mixture of her own songs, covers and some traditional material. Here she is on YouTube singing the Bobbie Gentry classic, Ode To Billie Joe.
See her tomorrow night (13th December) in the comfortable surroundings of the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport. The music begins at 8.00pm, and the real ale is Thwaites Bomber.
Watering the Mild and Other Wheezes, 1955
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