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Fri, 01 Dec


St Peter's Church, Linlithgow

St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church, Linlithgow, Scotland

Multi-award-winning Christine Tobin (vocals) and Phil Robson (guitar) play an eclectic mix of originals and new arrangements classic songs by L Cohen, Milton Nascimento, The American Songbook and much more. Not to be missed!

St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church, Linlithgow, Scotland
St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church, Linlithgow, Scotland

Time & Location

01 Dec 2023, 20:00

St Peter's Church, Linlithgow, 153 High St, Linlithgow EH49 7AB, UK

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Christine  Tobin is one of the most distinctive voices on the UK and European jazz  scene. Born in Dublin and originally inspired by singer-songwriters  including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, she moved to London where she  immersed herself in the Great American Songbook before first coming to  national attention with the Celtic-jazz group Lammas.

Encouraged  by pianist Simon Purcell to write lyrics for his compositions, Christine  began developing her own songwriting and composing and has released  twelve albums under her own name, including her critically acclaimed Sailing to Byzantium,  which featured her settings of poems by W B Yeats and a guest  appearance by Irish film actor – and Christine’s former drama teacher at  school - Gabriel Byrne.

Christine was awarded the BBC Jazz Award  for Best Vocalist in 2008 and Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the  Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2014. Her Leonard Cohen tribute, A Thousand Kisses Deep won a Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and two years  later she and her long-time partner, guitarist Phil Robson moved to New  York.

Christine and Phil made a considerable impact in New York,  where Phil had previously worked with saxophonist Dave Liebman, drummer  Billy Hart and bassist James Genus.  The winner of the Best Jazz  Musician of The Year title at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2009,  Phil has also been a long-time member of the award-winning jazz group  Partisans and has appeared with Barbra Streisand, Dame Cleo Laine and  former James Brown saxophonist Maceo Parker.

Now back living in Ireland, Christine and Phil have recently toured Christine’s rapturously received Returning Weather album  and continue to work as a duo with a consummate mutual understanding  and strong audience engagement performing original songs and inventively  revised standards.

Doors Open 7.30pm


Free Companion for Disabled ticket buyers - please contact organiser.

Unsold tickets available at the door - cash only.

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