Dublin-born singer Christine Tobin releases a new album, Retuning Weather, on Friday 3rd March.
Part homecoming, part memoir and inspired by Christine’s return to Ireland after many years living and working in London and, latterly, Brooklyn abroad the nine tracks explore themes of finding home, dwelling and landscape, reconnecting with a cultural background, reshaping a sense of identity and belonging.
The album features Christine with a first-class group of musicians from different disciplines – Cora Venus Lunny (violin and viola), David Powe (uilleann pipes and whistles), Scottish jazz pianist Steve Hamilton and Christine’s partner, Phil Robson on guitar and electronics.
Christine sang with Celtic jazz group Lammas during the 1990s before going to record a series of well-received albums under her own name, including adaptations of WB Yeats poems, a reimagining of Carole King’s Tapestry and a Leonard Cohen tribute, A Thousand Kisses Deep.
Returning Weather reflects her varied musical and cultural interests and blends influences from folk, jazz and 20th-century art song.