“Jungr is mistress of all she surveys…. This music is the North American Songbook’s climax, revealed by its greatest interpreter.” 5-stars (The Independent, February 2014)
The UK’s finest interpreter of song, Barb Jungr returns to the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen with the release of her album ‘Hard Rain’ on 24th March. Barb has also taken this wonderful new collection of material on the road, including a date at the Newtownabbey’s Theatre at the Mill on Thursday 1st May. Barb premiered the set at London’s Purcell Room on Friday 14th February to much critical acclaim.
“…a four star show…The most literate of singers, Jungr is the perfect interpreter of this kind of material.” (The Times, February 2014)
Barb has recently completed another triumphant run of shows in the U.S.A. Over the past few years the British chanteuse has been wowing critics and audiences alike at home and abroad with her insightful, intelligent interpretations of well-loved songs combined with her powerful and often witty performance style. Barb’s shows in NYC have now reached legendary status, with her latest season there last December completely selling out – don’t miss one of Britain’s best kept secrets live on her home turf.
Often referred to as “the politicised chansonnier” and cited as one of the world’s best performers of Dylan’s material, Barb turns to six of his most politically hard-hitting songs along with five of Leonard Cohen’s most impassioned songs of conscience. Barb’s selection for Hard Rain reflects her despair with the political times that we live in and she has deliberately chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written: Blowin’ In The Wind is now 51 years old and its sentiments are as relevant today as they ever were.
“In 2002, the British singer Barb Jungr released “Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand”, which is, as far as I’m concerned, the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far.” (The Wall Street Journal, 2011)
“The only word to describe her dramatic interpretations is revelatory…..I was open mouthed with astonishment.” (New York Times, December 2013)
BARB JUNGR – HARD RAIN: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN & LEONARD COHEN
VENUE: THEATRE AT THE MILL, CARNMONEY RD NORTH, NEWTOWNABBEY
DATE: THURSDAY 1ST MAY
TICKETS: £15, Concession £13
Book Online: www.theatreatthemill.com
Box Office: 028 9034 0217
“possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” (Billy Bragg)
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