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Barbican announces new (postponed) dates for Jane Birkin and Aoife O'Donovan

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Postponed Concert Dates

Jane Birkin

New Date: Sat 9 Jul 2022, Barbican Hall, 8pm

(Postponed from 5 Feb 2022)

Tickets £25 - 35 plus booking fee

Singer, songwriter and actress Jane Birkin returns to the Barbican to perform tracks from her most recent album Oh! Pardon tu dormais… accompanied by her band.

Oh! Pardon tu dormais….was born in 2020 in collaboration with Étienne Daho and Jean-Louis Piérot. The album traces and soundtracks Birkin’s life - encompassing romance, tragedy and acceptance - weaving Birkin and Daho’s texts with Daho and Piérot’s music to create a wistful and reflective collection of ballads.

Birkin most recently performed at the Barbican in 2017 to present a symphonic tribute to her long-term partner, Serge Gainsbourg and returns now, shifting focus onto her own experience and bringing with her, in her own words, “a backpack filled with memories”.

Produced by the Barbican In association with Como No!

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Due to restrictions caused by the pandemic Jane Birkin’s show has had to be rescheduled to Saturday 9 July. All tickets held for the original date remain valid and more good seats are now on sale.

Aoife O’Donovan

New Date: Wed 2 Nov 2022, Milton Court Concert Hall, 7.30pm

(Postponed from 2 Feb 2022)
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
Grammy award-winning Irish-American vocalist and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan makes her Barbican music programme debut in Nov 2022, in an intimate concert at Milton Court Concert Hall, performing solo and with a string quartet featuring fiddle player Jeremy Kittel.

Recognised for her ethereal voice and substantive songwriting, Aoife O’Donovan is also known for her collaborations. Her most recent one being the band project I’m With Her, comprised of O’Donovan and fellow singer-songwriters Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz. Their debut album, See You Around, was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim.  

As a solo artist, O’Donovan has released two studio albums – In the Magic Hour (2016) and her debut solo album, 2013's Fossils – and is currently finishing her third full length album due out in late 2021.

O'Donovan spent the preceding decade as co-founder and front woman of the bluegrass string band Crooked Still. She is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Throughout her career, Aoife O’Donovan has also collaborated with artists such as Alison Krauss and jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas and spent a decade as a member of the house band on Live From Here, the US radio variety show. 

Produced by the Barbican
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Message from Aoife O’Donovan: We are absolutely gutted to announce that due to complications from current travel restrictions, we are left no choice but to reschedule Aoife O’Donovan’s Jan-Feb UK/EU tour.  Aoife cannot wait to bring this music to audiences and hopes that everyone remains safe and hopeful. Your tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled performance on Wed 2 Nov 2022.


Change of Support Artist

+ Lioness

+ Jawino

Sun 30 Jan 2022, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50 – 15 plus booking fee

Avant-garde British composer and multi-disciplinary artist Klein will bring a new thrilling, inimitable live show to the Barbican this January. Working at the intersection of composed music, theatre and song, this South London artist defies categorisation.

Her new album Harmattan, released on the renowned classical label Pentatone in November 2021, expands our notions of what classical music means today. Live, these explorations are taken further. Her impulse to playfully experiment and push boundaries arrive centre stage, inviting audiences into Klein’s unique sound universe.

Klein returns to the Barbican’s music programme following her opening set for Moor Mother at Milton Court Concert Hall in October 2019.

Grime superstar Jawino opens the night, followed by a second support set from Grime MC Izabelle ‘Lioness’ Fender which then merges into Klein’s performance.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Rockfeedback

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