Exquisitely soulful, Christine Tobin has one of the great voices of our times, irrespective of genre. This rare opportunity to catch her live accompanied by long-time collaborator Phil Robson on guitar should not be missed by anyone who appreciates brilliant songs sung by a world-class artist.
The Dublin born and raised, multi-award winning vocalist and composer, has been an integral part of both the New York and London jazz scenes for many years. She moved back to Ireland in 2020, a move that’s reflected in her latest record, Returning Weather, her most explicitly celtic collection to date. Within her kaleidoscopic musical palette that draws on the folk and European art song traditions, she can be junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies and reflective Americana as the material demands.
'Songs with emotional impact, melodic hooks and ecstatic refrains … by turns yearning, bucolic, elegiac, apocalyptic and deliciously romantic, and draws on the folk and European art song traditions as much as Tobin’s jazz background.' Sunday Herald
'Christine Tobin really transcends glib genre-fication. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired folk, jazz and 20th-century classical influences, which already sets her apart. And everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism, this singer-songwriter is in a field of one.' Mojo
'She should be on a global stage rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen... it's a tribute to the quality of Tobin's writing that there are no weak spots in this excellent collection The Guardian
Support comes from the hugely talented Perthshire singer-songwriter, Mairi Sutherland.
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