‘Fabulous’ is the word that springs to mind when describing Barb Jungr … although the Independent on Sunday was more specific in it’s April 14 in-depth feature on Ms Jungr - ’our greatest living interpreter of Bob Dylan’. But there’s more to Barb than Bob, she wrote all the songs in “We’re All Going On A Bear Hunt”, Little Angel Theatre, Islington May 11-Jul 31 … and, Barb embarks on her third visit to Australian shores in June with shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre and more, performing material from her new album “Stockport to Memphis” (Naim Records).
New Album ‘Stockport To Memphis’ - # 4 in the itunes jazz chart, # 4 in the Amazon vocal Jazz & #5 Movers and Shakers in overall Amazon music.; 4 Star review in the Independent of for Chelsea’s 606 Club show; 4 Star review in The Times for London Crazy Coq show. Appearance on BBC Radio 4′s ‘Start The Week’ alongside the composer John Adams, composer and broadcaster, Howard Goodall and the writer, director Stephen Poliakoff.
Lúnasa‘s US Tour is announced – a 21 date run commencing Feb 22nd, including shows in East Coast centres from New York to Florida as well as Wyoming, Montana and Ohio. Lúnasa new album ‘Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra‘ has its North American release on Lúnasa Records St Patrick’s Day (Mar 17th) digitally with physical release scheduled for April 16th. The CD includes footage of the band’s sell-out concert with the RTÉ CO at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, June 19th 2012.
Sean Taylor pays his first visit to the land Down Under with a March Tour promoted by Gaynor Crawford Presents. Dates include Port Fairy and Blue Mountains Folk Festivals. Sean has recorded his new album with producer Mark Hallman (Hot Club Of Cowtown, Carole King, Eliza Gilkyson) at Mark’s Austin, TX studios. Stand-up Bass maestro Danny Thompson (John Martyn, Tim Buckley, Richard Thompson) guests.