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Returning Weather - Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry House, Co. Cork

She will be performing songs from her recent recording “Returning Weather” with an ensemble of both traditional Irish musicians and jazz musicians. The Irish Times describes this recording as a 'Starkly beautiful meditation on reconnecting with Ireland'" - Martin Hayes

Returning Weather - Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry House, Co. Cork
Returning Weather - Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry House, Co. Cork

Time & Location

26 Aug, 22:30 – 08 Oct, 23:50

Cork, Bantry House, Riverview Estate, Ballyvolane, Cork, Ireland

About the event

Tickets and all other info: https://www.westcorkmusic.ie/events/2023/nios-deanai-2/

"Our late night concert will take us into the improvised space between  Jazz music and traditional music. there have been many attempts at  entering that space coming from the traditional side but this program is  uniquely driven from the jazz side by the musical imagination of the  great jazz singer Christine Tobin. She will be performing songs from her  recent recording “Returning Weather” with an ensemble of both  traditional Irish musicians and jazz musicians. The Irish Times  describes this recording as a 'Starkly beautiful meditation on  reconnecting with Ireland'" - Martin Hayes

Returning Weather

Christine Tobin vocals/compositions, Cora Venus Lunny violin/viola, David Power uilleann pipes/whistles,

Phil Robson guitar/electronics and Steve Hamilton piano.

Christine's  latest project, Returning Weather, imaginatively weaves song, spoken  word and a stellar group of musicians from diverse disciplines together,  creating a multi-dimensional sound-world which blends influences from  folk, 20th-century art song and jazz. While the live shows expand upon  the material with additional spoken word passages and visual effects,  the album is a concise collection of nine compositions. It charts a  journey which is part homecoming, part memoir, inspired by Christine’s  return to Ireland after many years abroad and explores themes of finding  home, dwelling and landscape, reconnecting with a cultural background,  reshaping a sense of identity and belonging. The songs are set in the  countryside around Frenchpark, Boyle and Ballaghadereen. There are many  songs of leaving and farewell, this is the music of homecoming and  return. She was commissioned to write this evocative new song cycle by  The Dock Arts Centre, with an Arts Council of Ireland, Music Commissions  Award. All the words and compositions are by Christine, with the exception of 'Still, Life' which a poem by Eva Salzman set to music by Tobin.

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