After a lengthy and partly intentional hiatus, I return to maintaining this online diary with a reminder – thanks to the online Jazzwise Magazine – that one of my favourite jazz singers, the award-wining Christine Tobin, is to begin her Irish tour in October.
Christine Tobin is to embark on a major autumn Irish tour beginning next month. From Dublin originally but long since resident in England in London and more recently Kent, Christine Tobin says: “I’m delighted to have a tour in Ireland – back in the home country. It’s very important to me because although I have done the odd gig in Dublin this is my first tour there since the late-1990s and significantly it’s my first tour there since I was awarded best vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards. I say significantly because I’m the only Irish person ever to receive a BBC Jazz Award and I’m very proud to return with such an accolade.”
Cleeres, Kilkenny (1 October);
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2 October),
Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee (3 October),
Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare (4 October),
Triiskel Jazz at Jurys Hotel, Cork (6 October),
De Burgos, Galway (7 October)
Mermaid Arts Centre., Bray (8 October),
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge (9 October),
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (10 October)
JJ Smyths, Dublin (11 October).