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Christine Tobin

IMC presents Christine Tobin's Returning Weather at the National Concert Hall

IMC is thrilled to announce Christine Tobin's performance of her latest work Returning Weather at the National Concert Hall on March 1st 2023.

Returning Weather is the latest work from Dublin born multi-award-winning vocalist and songwriter Christine Tobin. She was commissioned to write this evocative new song cycle by The Dock Arts Centre, with an Arts Council, Music Commissions Award.

Christine Tobin will bring her latest work to the National Concert Hall on March 1st, for a special performance of this exciting new work.

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. 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.

Christine Tobin - Voice
Cora Venus Lunny - Violin & Viola
David Power - Uilleann Pipes & Whistles
Phil Robson - Guitar & Electronics
Steve Hamilton - Piano

Tickets for Christine Tobin at the National Concert Hall will go on sale next Monday, January 23rd 2023, from

“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
“Tobin has followed a studiously personal path as a singer and songwriter that has won her the kind of accolades bestowed on only a few. This rare and thoroughly personal artist is, a one-off.
The Irish Times

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