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Christine Tobin – A Thousand Kisses Deep

Sat, 20th January 2024 @8pm
Tickets: €18/€16

New arrangements of Leonard Cohen and other great songs.
A Thousand Kisses Deep is a beautiful re-working of Leonard Cohen songs alongside some choice originals and other favourites. In her own writing, Christine Tobin specializes in idiosyncratic, highly musical poetic vignettes with a strong sense of story, so it’s no surprise that she weaves magic with the profound, sensual songs of Cohen, and in her musical settings of WB Yeats and contemporary Irish poet Paul Muldoon. She has chosen Cohen’s songs from his early 1960s albums through to his 2001 release ‘Ten New Songs’. The live show of ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ won a prestigious Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the album received rave reviews. 

Having been an integral part of both the New York City and London scenes for many years, Christine is now based in Northwest Roscommon. Her unique, rich sound was described by The Guardian as ‘Tobin’s 24 carat voice’. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired jazz, folk and twentieth century European art song influences. She can be junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. MOJO Music Magazine said of her “Christine Tobin really transcends glib genre-fiction…..everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism, this singer-songwriter is in a field of one”. Her live show ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ won a prestigious ‘Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2012 she won a BASCA British Composer Award for her settings of WB Yeats, and in 2014 she was awarded “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Earlier in her career Christine won “Best Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards. 

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