Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr is an award winning singer, writer and theatre practitioner who has worked internationally for four decades, with more than 20 album recordings as a solo artist and many more in collaboration with other major artists.

For the last three years she has been Master Teacher at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Cabaret Conference in Connecticut. She has been the Artistic Director of the Deep Roots Tall Trees project in Corby alongside Cultural Engineer and Producer Rosalind Stoddart for 5 years working with local musicians, singers, and songwriters and has written a body of work ‘A Song Cycle for Corby” and is mentor and co-writer of the major upcoming Our Woods project there in May 2017.

She has written for many major publications including The Guardian, contributed chapters and essays to books including The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel and a biography of Yoko Ono, and is a regular contributor to many BBC Radio programmes. She recently was the subject of an hour long special currently airing in the USA on PBS National Television and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC4 TV and BBC2 TV, as a performer and contributor on singing and the voice.

For The Little Angel Theatre Barb was book writer, composer and lyricist for The Fabulous Flutterbys, (London and touring productions) for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, she was co-adaptor and songwriter, (now two London runs and four national tours) she was the lyricist for Birmingham Stage Company’s The Jungle Book (London, regions and touring). Barb is also the songwriter/composer for Polka Theatre’s How to Hide a Lion. She was the song, lyric and book co-writer of The Ballad of Norah’s Ark and is co-adapting and writing the songs for the upcoming Royal and Derngate and Little Angel Theatre’s production of The Singing Mermaid which premieres Christmas 2017 in Northampton.

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