Christine Tobin’s Returning Weather

Instruments: Composer | Electronics | Fiddle | Guitar | Piano | Singer | Uileann Pipes | Viola | Whistle

Christine Tobin

The Dublin born and raised, multi-award winning vocalist and composer, has been an integral part of both the New York City and London scenes for many years. She
returned to Ireland in 2020 and is now based in Northwest Co. Roscommon. Within her kaleidoscopic musical palette that draws on the folk and European art song traditions, she can be junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies and reflective Americana.

Cora Venus Lunny – Violin and Viola

Cora Venus Lunny is a freelance improvising and composing musician with a classical lineage and decades of professional experience in contemporary classical, improvised, recorded and folk musics. A violinist since early childhood, who performed around the world as a soloist and chamber musician before specialising in collaborative contemporary music, they have been exploring improvisation and composition for many years. A fascination with consciousness, groove, power and connection drives their compositional curiosity.

David Power – Uilleann pipes and Whistle

David Power is an uilleann pipes soloist, who also plays in duos with fiddlers Willie Kelly and Martin Hayes, with harpist Triona Marshall and in collaborations with many others including Edges of Light, Masters of Tradition, Pipers Union, baroque ensemble Camerata Kilkenny, the ConTempo Quartet and organist/harpsichordist Malcolm Proud. David recently performed the world-premieres of contemporary concerti ‘Gol na mBan san Ár’ (Kevin Volans), ‘Buile Shuibhne’ (Dana Lyn) and ‘Antarctica’ (Linda Buckley and David Power).

Phil Robson – Guitar and Electronics

Phil Robson is a multi-award-winning guitarist & composer, originally from the UK who relocated to New York City in 2015 for five years and is currently based in Ireland. He has led bands featuring jazz legends such as David Liebman, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, James Genus, Marc Copland & many more as well as working as a sideman with Kenny Wheeler, Barbra Streisand, Steve Lacy, Charles Earland, Donny McCaslin, Django Bates, The BBC Big Band, Ingrid Jenson, Phil Woods, Mike Gibbs, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Wilson and a hugely diverse spectrum of internationally renowned artists.

Steve Hamilton – Piano

Steve, originally from Aberdeen, is one of Europe’s most creative and experienced contemporary pianists, performing a multitude of music from the improvised to pop to film and session work. Steve grew up in a musical family and won a full scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After he moved to London where he became one of the most in-demand pianists across the genres performing with legends such as Freddie Hubbard, Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, Martin Taylor, Gary Burton, Van Morrison, Pee Wee Ellis, Dennis Rollins and became a long standing member of legendary drummer Bill Bruford’s internationally acclaimed group Earthworks.

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