Barb Jungr

Musician Barb Jungr discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Barb Jungr is an award-winning international performer, recording artist and writer. She is best known for her interpretations and recordings of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jacques Brel. With performances across four continents and fifteen solo album recordings she appeared on Talking Bob Dylan Blues: A Tribute to Bob Dylan for BBC TV and has appeared on programmes about Dylan’s work and on singing Dylan and Cohen. Will Friedwald’s The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums (2017) has a chapter devoted to her 2002 CD Every Grain Of Sand (Linn Records). Alongside her performance work she writes music, songs and adapts for children’s and musical theatre; We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Fabulous Flutterbys, The Singing Mermaid, The Pixie and The Pudding, How To Hide A Lion, Chocolate Cake, There May Be A Castle, Liver Birds Flying Home. She has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel, Dylan at 80: It used to go like that, and now it goes like this, Woman: The Incredible Life of Yoko Ono and John Lydon: Stories of Johnny, and has appeared as a commentator on culture and the voice on radio and television. After spending many years in Pimlico she now lives in West Sussex. 

1. Cheese and onion pie

2. Stockport

3. Wolfen

4. The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

5. Bosch

6. The Rorys – Rory Block, Rory Gallagher and Rory McCleod

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