Sarah McQuaid poses with her guitar

Sarah McQuaid Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The superb British DADGAD guitarist Sarah McQuaid (profiled in the October 2015 issue of AG) was presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s popular Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland (near Belfast), now in its twentieth year. McQuaid is the first female guitarist to win the award,…

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The Story Behind Davey Graham’s 1960s-Era Fingerstyle Classic ‘Anji’

Fifty years have passed since Simon and Garfunkel released Sounds of Silence, the duo’s breakthrough album. In that time, “I Am a Rock,” “Richard Cory,” and the title cut have become folk-rock classics. But the record covered one already-beloved song: “Anji,” an instrumental by Davey Graham, was well-known among British…