Returning Weather Christine Tobin

Returning Weather Christine Tobin

Saturday, 11 March 2023, 8.00pm
Added by The Dock

Christine Toibin will return to the birthplace of her brand new album, Returning Weather to perform it live.

Celebrated for her versatility and nonconformist musical spirit, Returning Weather imaginatively weaves song, spoken word, visual effects 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.

This album charts a journey that is part homecoming, part memoir. Inspired by Christine’s return to Ireland after many years abroad, it explores themes of finding home, dwelling and landscape, reconnecting with a cultural background, and 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, Music Commissions Award.

“It's a tribute to the quality of Tobin's writing that there are no weak spots in this excellent collection….. There’s a thrilling, dark timbre to Tobin’s voice that moves you like no other…a 24-carat voice”. The Guardian

“What sets her apart is her intensity and the sheer beauty of her voice, a deep soulful thing that she seems to summon from somewhere deep inside…”. Time Out Magazine

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