Every Grain of Sand
On the release of the Barb Jungr’s Linn Records Vinyl Celebratory collection of Every Grain of Sand, the cult classic CD released in 2002 which launched her career in the USA and later, in Australia, Jungr returns to her fabulous original arrangements live, cementing her status as “one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today.” (The Village Voice USA)
In 2013 The Wall Street Journal called the album “the most significant vocal album of the twenty first century thus far.”
At its original release the album was in the Top Ten Jazz Albums Of The Year in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Washington Paper (USA).
Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan.
Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerizing and magical, Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. Her repertoire includes songs by Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Jimmy Webb, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen (to name a few) and she has attracted particular acclaim for her work on the songs of Bob Dylan, which produced two critically-acclaimed albums and a series of sell-out, award-winning transatlantic shows. For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows, and in 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.
Barb Jungr’s first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic and has won her a dedicated fan base from around the world. The album even boasts celebrity fans, with Jeremy Irons naming it as one of the must-have albums on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
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An evening of modern English folk music in aid of GNHCT, supporting orphan children in Africa.
Tickets £7.50, Children £4
Based in Cornwall Jake Walton is a unique singer songwriter who has toured extensively. Famed as a Celtic music pioneer he plays the guitar and hurdy gurdy. His music reflects both Cornish and Breton influences of Celtic myth and legend. Together with Tinker’s Cuss there will be a wide range of instruments and voices, both traditional and contempory. This will range from the slow and gentle to the more upbeat bluegrass.
This performance is in aid of GHNCT, a charity founded by Annette Montague-Thomas, a Cornish herbalist and qualified pharmacist.
The charity which is run from Truro, runs a clinic on a settlement in South Africa where the inhabitants live in abject poverty. This was started in 2000 after Annette saw a programme about the suffering caused by the Aids/HIV pandemic in sub Saharan Africa. She was so moved that she felt that she must do something about it and flew out and met officials from the Department of Health.
Following this she set up a clinic and an orphan’s reception centre to try to alleviate some of the suffering in one of the most impoverished areas in the world.
This is a free clinic in an area of 2,000,000 plus people. There are now 15,000 patients and 13,000 babies and children being looked after in a foster care system.
By supporting this event not only will you be entertained but you will be supporting a worthwhile charity.
Wurlitza are a critically acclaimed five piece band from South East Cornwall who add live soundtracks to silent films in a way that is completely unique.
Their wide ranging repertoire includes original, pop, contemporary, classical, jazz and klezmer music.
Expect the unexpected!
Wurlitza add a modern twist to silent film accompaniment by adding music that will be familiar, but arranged in a way that is novel and fresh.
The soundtrack to A Cottage in Dartmoor includes classical pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Villa Lobos, alongside jazz and pop songs from Serge Gainsbourgh, Blondie, Buddy Holly and Coldplay.
A Cottage on Dartmoor is a thriller of love, jealousy and hairdressing.
Made in 1929 by the young Anthony Asquith, this film explores the latest craze to have been hitting the cinemas; the talkies.
One of the last silent films to be made, this is early British cinema at its best.
Tickets £10 (concessions £8) from 01326 341353 or online from www.tolmencentre.co.uk