Hi there, My wife and I were in your audience this evening at Barlestone School and would like to say, in writing (we did speak to you after the performance), how much we enjoyed the evening. It is indeed a privilege to have musicians of your quality playing in a little village like ours...............thank you so much !!!!
Thanks again for a smashing evening. . . . .I see that you are at Claybrooke Magna next year. . .we might try to come to that too.
Best Wishes, Paul
Saw you a while back at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury – Magical
Concert (When are you coming back??) Mike
LOVE your sound!!! Have many of your CD's. Planning a trip to Dublin in
July 2009, will you be playng anywhere I could get to?
thank you very much! Signe
I saw you perform a while ago now. Superb sound produced by excellent
Saw you for the first time at Dartmouth last year - have just discovered
you're there during our holiday this year as well! Will queue if necessary! Christine
I saw you in Mallow, Ireland about 15 years ago and always seem to miss your
local gigs. I only live about 5 miles from Appleby Magna and missed your
October gig by 1 day. Hmmmm.
I'll try and catch you again soon, Ed
Hi Pippa, Rob and the rest of the band.
Just a quick note to thank you very much for the speedy shipment of your
It travelled with me whilst on hols to NZ.
I absolutely love your new recording. It was trully worth the wait since
What a triumph ! I couldn't expect any less rearly could I now?
Your music seems to just get better and better . My only wish is that one
day I will get to see you perfom live......
"My Crescent City" is more atmospheric than previous works and seemed to
blend in well with the surroundings that I was in in New
Zealand...(Marlborough Sounds).There isn't a track I dont like on the album.
Congratulations to you all on yet another fine colaboration of work!!!!
Now......when does the next album come out?
Best wishes always
Can still remember your gigs at the French Orange Pub on Glos Road North,
Bristol. A few years ago now!
We held our lighted cigarette lighters in the garden!!
You signed my cd.
Still enjoying your music, keep up the good work.
Hi Pippa and Rob, Thank you so much for the wonderful gigs at Wexford and Midleton. Really looking forward to your next Irish visit.
Mike and Angela
Thank you so much for the brilliant gig last Sunday. It was fantastic to have you all back in our folkclub. The response of the audience was great !!
Have a wonderful summer. Best wishes, Piet
Hey Pippa , Rob , Geoff en Chris
I have sent you some foto's that I made from your beautiful concert last week in the Fookhook in Sevenum.
We were happy to see and listen to such a beautiful concert. I enjoy the CD's that we bought very much, and we hope to see you back for another concert soon.
Thanks for a wonderful performance at the Fookhook folkclub in Sevenum. I bought your last CD "My Crescent City" and it becomes better each time
I listen to it, and that's how great music should be! Bye bye, hope to see you again somewhere
Hi Pippa, Rob and the rest of the band
Just a quick note to thank you very much for the speedy shipment of your latest CD. It travelled with me whilst on hols to NZ.
I absolutely love your new recording. It was truly worth the wait since your last. What a triumph !
I couldn't expect any less really could I now? Your music seems to just get better and better.
My only wish is that one day I will get to see you perfom live......
'My Crescent City' is more atmospheric than previous works and seemed to blend in well with the surroundings that I was in in New Zealand...(Marlborough Sounds).
There isn't a track I dont like on the album. Congratulations to you all on yet another fine colaboration of work!!!!
Now......when does the next album come out? - Just kidding! Noel
Discovered Weather in the Heart earlier this year by accident and it's
become one of my all time favourite albums. Thanks. Martin
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the Cork Jazz Festival -
although I would dearly have loved to have gone. I have never seen
Carmina perform live. In fact, I only came across their music by chance a
few months ago and I have NEVER been so completely transfixed listening
to a C.D. before!! Now I am COMPLETELY and UTTERLY hooked!! I just can't
get enough of their music!!!
Warmest wishes, Sylvia
I had a great time in Cork - the big band were great and I really
enjoyed Midleton - Brian was on fire! I especially enjoyed
Chris, Geoff and Dave doing a great number together! I think Rob will never
get over us all dancing, including Pippa at the Met!!!! Stella
Having seen you at the Edinburgh Festival back in 1994 (I think it
was), with Pete Jacobsen playing, I've been an admirer. It was my
best mate and then-drummer who first saw you play in Dublin in the
early 90s, got your demo/EP recording and I've been an obsessive
Concorde listener ever since! I'd like to know if you're playing any
Cheers, and I wish you all the success you deserve. Ben
Got 'Red River Valley Girl' cd single years ago with bonus track 'Concorde', fell in love
with the sound - bought the live album recently over iTunes. wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. thank you
I first heard Carmina at Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia, and laying on the grass in
the warm sunshine listening to Pippa's voice was divine! I remember that afternoon everytime I play the CD now
I've listened to Carmina all day, Pippa has a beautiful voice & her style is exceptional, She is absolutely fabulous! Wow! I am thoroughly hooked on Carmina
Sandy in Ohio
I was at a Dublin gig in Cobblestone's and became an instant fan of Carmina. My cousin from the USA was
here for only one night and had never been to Dublin (or Ireland) before. Seeing Carmina was the highlight of her visit! She has been talking about
them ever since
First saw you play at the Britol Harbour Festival in 2001. Completely captivated by the music and bought a copy of 'Weather In the Heart'
at the gig. It always goes with me on long and frequent car journeys. So glad I had the pleasure of seeing Peter Jacobsen play before
his sad death. His loss must have been dreadful.
Would love to see you in concert again and will keep an eye on forthcoming dates.
Dear Carmina - Just want to say how much my friends and I enjoyed listening to you play your lovely music at the Hammersmith
Irish Centre a few weeks ago. We each bought different CD's and are enjoying them very much!
Please keep us informed of your tour dates and new music. Many thanks.
Best wishes, Alice Rugheimer
Hi Pippa & Rob - Just a quick note to let you know we are both still around. Fond memories of you playing at The Crown - especially for our anniversary - which was the best kept secret and surprise we have had.
Love to you both. Mel & Rosie
"Carmina took the Guinness Festival Club by storm with a superb mix of
jazz, folk and celtic crossover music - taking the audience on a
bewitching journey full of melodic grace and inventiveness - a brilliant band
superbly fronted by vocalist Pippa Marland and guitarist Rob King"
Jack McGouran, Artistic Director, Guinness Jazz Festival, Cork 2004
Hi Pippa and Rob, I just wanted to let you both know how much I enjoyed the gig last night,
I'm sure Pippa has been told a thousand times that she has a beautiful voice and as I said to Rob, I thought his guitar playing was wonderfully expressive and emotive. I particularly liked the songs you had penned yourselves.
I look forward to seeing you on 1 September in sunny Ilkeston! Best regards, John
John Bradshaw, Dragon Cases www.dragoncases.co.uk
Nice site. It's good to see that there are still bands around
playing live music.
John Bradshaw, Dragon Cases www.dragoncases.co.uk
Hi - Its Claire!
I just want to say thank you so much for all the inspiring and
friendly gigs at the Corri Tap on a sunday! also thanx rob for
arranging many more talented duos! they have made my sundays
so much more fun! thank you also very much for your loving friendship
loadsa love Claire xxxxx
I just want to say I am sorry for the lost of a great musician
Pete's music inspired me spiritually & emotionally ..just
so much will be missed about him more than his talent alone
but he will forever be in our hearts and his family and friends
in our prayers - A.J
'Twentythree' - Excellent single, brilliantly produced and shows
Pippa's voice off beautifully. I'll be playing this and other
tracks from 'My Crescent City' until the rest of the world wakes
up and finds out what it's missing.
Justice ? I just hope it comes quicker for you than Mandela.
Eileen, Carmina are coming to Hammersmith again.
Come on!! No excuses this time. Otherwise it will have to be
Celtic Connections one of these days. Belgium in August was
brilliant. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than Carmina
playing to several hundred people in a fortress by candlelight
during a power cut. Love and thanks to all the Carmina musicians.
Phil and Penny
You are driving me nuts all you Southern folks! Ive Still not managed
to get to a concert and still waiting for the grand tour of Alba! Come
on Carmina, get yourselves up here to "Celtic Connections".
We had a brilliant Edinburgh Festival this year with sunshine
and smiles all summer long. Imagine how much better that would
be with the odd Carmina gig to get to! - Eileen in Edinburgh!
Pippa's voice jumped out of the radio doing her awesome rendition
of Raglan Road while the family was crossing the Appalachian
Mountains in North Carolina. The show was the Thistle and Shamrock
and it has taken me some websearching to find out more about
the unique set of musicians making up Carmina. I am pursuing
a set of albums and look forward to seeing them perform when
possible. THANK YOU! So sorry to hear about the loss of Pete
Jacobson. Life is fragile. David Crow
Hi Everybody! Carmina is really fantastic!! Your CD is wonderful
and I really enjoyed the concert in belgium at August,20th.
I hope I can see you all live again !!
*Love to Carmina* XXXXXX
Hia Pippa, it was great to see and hear you live again. The
festival set on Saturday was splendid, but its so magical and
raw when you play live sets @ venues like the 'Tap' on Sunday
lunchtime. Great solo Rob! - Lee
Thanks for a great few days in Ireland. I really enjoyed every
gig. Each time I hear your songs again they feel so fresh and
original, even though I must have listened to some of them hundreds
of times. Keep up the good work - so many people enjoy your
music and I feel it has become a part of my life I cant do without!
Love Stella xx
Hiya Rob and Pippa i think ur a brill band and i love your music!
you are the most talented people i know. You have also been
great friends to me (especially rob) and i want you to know
that. I want to show how i appreciate your friendship and amazing
music! and i feel im really Privileged to have the pleasure
of knowing you. Hope to see you soon, loads of love, Julia xxxxxxxxxxx
We do so agree with Stella. Seeing you sing and play at Mother
Redcap's was very special and our only regret was that we couldn't
make it to Midleton too, following the recent launch of your
wonderful live album On a Quiet Street. It was great to hear
Diarmaid again and Brian for the first time. Congratulations
on the beautifully produced re-issue of Weather in the Heart.
How lovely that we can now listen to Pete's exquisite O Sweet
Dancer. We are now looking forward to 29th June when you will
be at the Hammersmith Irish Centre again, and we really hope
that everyone who reads this and lives anywhere remotely within
striking distance of Hammersmith will be there too. Come on
Eileen from Edinburgh, join us in London. Much love from Phil
and Penny xxx
Never heard of the group before but a last minute decision (
with the help of Time Out) took us to Hammersmith Irish Cultural
Centre just in time to see the band walk onto the stage last
night. I know it's all been said before but an unforgettable
night of wonderful music by a superb group of talented artists.
What a great combination of instruments and sounds. Bought the
latest live CD; all superb tracks; almost worn it out already.
Thanks to all of the band for a wonderful night and hope to
get to more gigs in the future. Bob and Lisa.
Hello Rob,its been a long time since I met you in au Casino
Kortrijk - You'd been playing a great concert there though your
fingers were seriously hurt by the door of your old mercedes.
Probably german revenge for losing the war! I'm very sorry to
hear about the passing away of Pete. Life ain't fair. He was
a brilliant musician...Keep on playing the way you did and remember
him always as if his spirit is playing along with you right
behind you. Hope to meet you again someday somewhere. Kind regards
- Kok de Haan
I never got a chance to hear him play, or see what he was all
about, but I am jealous that he still has the rights to petejacobsen.com!
Let his spirit live on thru mine..after all, we must be related,
somehow..Pete Jacobsen Victoria, BC, Canada
On behalf of myself and my partner, David Latley, I want to
say that your concert with Andy Shepherd was one of the most
spiritually uplifting events in my life. At this moment, Christmas
is upon us, and I think that everyone who was there needs time
to reflect again upon this. I look forward to your next gig
in Bristol! Luv, Cindy Chrighton
Pete was a very nice guy with a rare talent that will be missed.
Tom Appleford, I echo my brother
Pleased to have found your website. So sad to hear about Pete
- glad to have had the privilige of recording him (with you)
a few years back. Hope to make it to the forthcoming gig at
QEH. Regards, Dave Appleford - Digital Recording co.
Heard 'Love Like Angels' from a friend - brilliant album. Am
Coming to the Andy Shep gig (if I can get in!). See you there!
Three years ago, I was in a friend's house. A rainy afternoon
reading a book, when my friend began to listen music and select
an for me unknown CD, "Weather in the Heart". It was
a special situation, I'd never heard anything like that before.
Since then, I have given as a present this CD to all my friends.
When will be held your next visit to Spain? I live in Madrid
and I'd like to see Carmina in a live concert - Vicente Cuesta
Phil and Penny are driving me crazy! They are so fortunate to
be able to go to Carmina concerts. When oh when might you all
make your way north of the border? (no, not Watford!) Edinburgh
needs you! I have been an Eddi Reader fan for over a decade
and poor old Eddi has been shelved of late for the tones and
tunes of Carmina. Blissful listening. How about a few gigs at
the Edinburgh Festival ..... I do a mean Scottish Breakfast!!
First heard of the band through Bird of Paradise on Celtic Mystique
while visiting Scotland in 2001. It was playing in every shop
we went in and really hit a chord. The Album is superb, already
an all time favorite with 'Mountains of Prayer' right up there
as fav all time song. I cant believe that Carmina are not better
known! Stewart Alderman
What a great way to end your summer gigs at the Komedia in Brighton.
The fourth time we have seen you in 2002 and definitely the
best!! Everyone was in the mood to wish Pippa on her way to
have her baby. Thought Rob was great on the bodhran and all
the band excelled themselves. Well Done! Looking forward to
your return in October. Phil &Penny
Irene & Sonja - Two weeks ago we went to the park of Lommel
(Belgium). On that beautiful summer evening it was the first
time we saw you and we hope it won't be the last. It was a wonderful
evening! We've played your CD "Love like angels" a
lot. Please come visit Lommel again! Bye!
Baz the Soundy - Hi Pippa and Rob. Just read about Pete's death
on your web page. I only got to work with him 3 times, but I
knew at first meeting that he was a warm dedicated soul, a true
musician. Regards, Baz
Richard Jinman - Hi Pippa and Rob. Just found out about Pete
from your web site. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with the two
of you. I feel very lucky to have heard him play. Please get
in touch when you can... love, Richard
Lucy Enderby - Just got back from Henley, where we saw you in
the Transparium stage. Wonderful music, bought the CD even (which
I never do!). Sorry about the background noise, which we (i
have to confess) contributed to - but it was great to see such
accomplished musicians apparently enjoying themselves so much
on stage (were you?). I'll campaign for your return! With best
Jack Murton - I was terribly saddened to hear the tragic news
of the death of Pete Jacobsen. I have wonderful memories of
your concert in Spilsby, Lincolnshire where I first heard your
music. It was a spell-binding atmosphere and the music was a
revelation. My thoughts are with you both
Chris J (Spadger Sound) Just heard the news. A great shame to
lose such a talented musician who also had the burden of being
a genuinely nice guy as well. Pippa, Rob et all, my sincerest
Hi there after such a long time I hope you are well. I have
just read about Pete Jacobson's death and wish to send condolences
to all involved with him. He is such a loss a wonderful musician
and an amazing man I consider myself privaleged to have seen
him play and spent time in his and your company. keep it up
and looking forward to hearing the live album sincerely John
Until tonight, 9 years since I heard a haunting piece of music
on a Folk Roots programme on Radio Devon (or Plymouth) while
sitting in my car overlooking Plymouth Sound, a piece from an
album called 'Still Between The Sun and Moon' by a band called
Carmina (I wrote it all down on a scrap piece of paper guessing
the spelling), I concluded that I would simply never get to
see or hear anything about Carmina again. I have been searching
record shops and listings in vain ever since. Tonight, some
months since my heart last sank at the thought of never being
able to find this elusive album, as I logged on to the internet,
I recalled the album again and plugged in an 'exact phrase match'.
Oh Boy. There it was in front of my eyes. Such a long wait.
A cheque is on its way to Pippa and I shall now be pacing up
and down awaiting the arrival of the album. Marvellous, simply
marvellous. David Penniston
Thanks for a great evening of music at East Grinstead last Friday.
It was sad without Pete but still the band's music was really
uplifting and a fitting tribute to his memory. Hope to see you
at Brighton, baby permitting ! Or in Bristol one day when we
visit. Phil & Penny
Helene Londragan - I was very sorry to here of Pete's death.
I unfortunately only saw him perform a few times but the times
I did were memorable. He will be sadly missed. All the best
to Rob, Pippa and the rest of the band. Helene
Tony Campbell - Sending my condolences for all connected with
the band on Pete's passing. First saw the band at Port Fairy
Folk Festival in March this year. Loved your music! Have both
'Weather in the Heart' & 'Love LIke Angels'. Pippa very
kindly signed the latter for me - I'm both a folk & jazz
fan. Keep on making great music! Tony
Jeffrey Davis - Very sad news. I was glad that at the last Carmina
gig I attended, at the Komedia in Brighton, I went up to Pete
Jacobsen to tell him how much I enjoyed his piano solo on "Bird
of Paradise" and other Carmina tracks. He gave some self-deprecating
reply but I'm pleased that I spoke to him. I shall look forward
to the memorial concert in Maidstone.
Kevin Keating - Just sharing the loss of Pete and understand
the loss that anyone who knew him and had the honour of playing
next to him must be feeling I played next to Pete the past 6
years in the Chris Fletcher band in fact always insisted on
standing right next to him, and on our journey's home he used
to talk about Carmina a lot,I considered him a real friend and
soul mate and above all a messiah when it came to music,He was
my dream come true and in all my future plans. I am sure that
Carmina will be a big success as you found Pete Jacobsen and
those who found Pete never let him go because there was no one
like him. See you in Southend Thursday Regards Kevin Keating
Sergio Cabanillas - Dear Pip and Rob, It's sad to re-appear
this way. I've just read about Pete's unexpected loss and I'm
really shocked about it - still remember the pints we shared
at Triskel Tavern and Cafe Central here in Madrid. Next Thursday
I'll play his performance of "Ah sweet dancer" in
his memory at my radio show. Please receive my most sincere
condolences. Your friend Sergio from Madrid, Spain.
Jeff Haines - Logging on after a 6 week holiday break from the
computer I was deeply distressed by the news.I had intended
to send my best wishes to Pete, Rob & Pippa on the recording
of the live album which will now be a bittersweet coda to his
career. I met Pete backstage at the Sydney St. Patrick's Day
concert. We chatted for an hour or so about everything from
the atmospheric noise of the bats circling overhead (from the
nearby Botanical Gardens) to how he was looking forward to returning
to his newly renovated flat in London. I was impressed by how
much he enjoyed working with Pippa & Rob and I can only
send my deep regrets and warmest thoughts to them and his UK/Ireland
friends and family. He will always be there in the music and
Michael and Anne Cummins - Pete was a wonderful musician. We
will not forget the beautiful sounds he created for us at the
Meeting Place in Midleton. We can only say that we are very
sad at his passing and wish to express our sincere sympathy
to the band and his family
Just looked up your website to see your latest news, and we
were shocked to read about Pete's sudden death. How sad to lose
such a talented man. Our thoughts are with you all. Phil &
Tony Moore - The Meeting Place, Midleton, Co. Cork
Ireland expresses our shock at the news of Pete's sudden death.
He will be remembered as a superb musician. He was in brilliant
form a few weeks ago during the recording of Carmina's live
album. All our folk club supporters will be reeling at this
news. Venues all over Ireland will mourn his passing. To Rob
and Pippa, we are thinking of you both. from Tony Moore
Micheal Jovasi - Dear Carmina, I saw you on your first night
at the Meeting Place, Midleton, East Cork. I didn't sign the
mailing list, but I bought your album 'Weather in the Heart',
which I have been playing ever since. I feel that the music
is very spiritually uplifting, especially as I have been through
some hard times just lately. God bless you, and I await the
new live album, especially as it must have my vocal contribution
in there somewhere! Love, Micheal
Dorothy Noade - I'd just like to say that this was my first
time at the Irish Centre, Hammersmith. I was very moved by the
music, especially as apparently the piano player had never played
with you before! Do you have a tour guide for your Irish dates?
I would love to receive one! Love, D
Wouter & Deirdre - Great gig a couple of weeks ago in the
Meeting Place in Middleton!! First time seeing you guys playing,
but it was brilliant! Good luck!
Geoff Robinson - Greetings - I saw Carmina at the Port Fairy
Folk Festival in Victoria, Australia on the first night of the
festival. Wow - I was really impressed and caught them a couple
more times over the weekend - both as a trio (Pippa, Pete and
Rob) and with a couple of locals on drums/percussion and bass.
I purchased "Weather in the Heart" and it has almost
been on endless loop ever since! There was plenty of excellent
music at the festival but Carmina was one of the highlights
Bruce Clarke - I heard you perform live on Melbourne radio (March
14, ABC-774) and was knocked out by your performance, especially
by the song "Bird of Paradise". I would have loved
to have seen you at the Cornish Arms, but other commitments
prevented this. I hope to track down your album "Weather
in the Heart", and can only hope you find your way back
to Oz in the future. Cheers, Bruce
Trefor Patten - Hi there Pippa, Rob and all who sail in Carmina,
best wishes for everything in Oz, looking forward to seeing
you again in some form or another (stripped-down sports version
or full-band limousine remember?) at the Albert
Phil & Penny - Just to wish you well on your Aussie tour.
We and our daughter Jo really enjoyed seeing you again at the
Pizza Express in Maidstone in February. Hope I was OK as MC!
Rather daunting being in the spotlight and on your side of the
mike ! Thanks for the CD 'Still between the sun and moon', there
are some great songs on it. I realised afterwards that Pippa
had said the thanks to all of Carmina but not to herself whom
I should have mentioned as the lady who actually has 'the voice
of the Bird of Paradise'. We have booked for 8 of us to hear
you on May 24 at East Grinstead as a birthday treat for Penny.
Hope the floods don't keep people away this year. Enjoy your
time down under
Phil & Penny Saw you for the first time at the Ram Club,Claygate
on Friday Feb 1st 2002. We thought your performance was absolutely
magical particularly in the candlelight! Now playing Weather
in the Heart and Love like Angels all the time and looking at
your gig list to fix our next visit to hear you. Hopefully at
Maidstone (before you tour Australia) or at East Grinstead or
both ! Unfortunately we can't join you down under. Love Phil
Andrea Cisternino - I saw you at the Harbour Festival yesterday
and I just want to say that your performance was impressive.
The best band of the event. Hope to hear you again in Bristol.
Lee Blackmore - Pippa, Rob & the band, Great Gig @ the festival
this weekend: Pippa, your voice goes through me like 'an arrow
through an apple'. C u soon. Lee xx
Paul Mortimer - I saw you at Bristol today, and what a fabulous
find.You are the best and classiest live music I have heard
since I saw a lot of very good Scandinavian music at Salisbury
festival earlier this year. Keep it up and I hope to see you
in October, also I will tell a lot of people about you!
Cora Mcrory - Thank you for the wonderful concert at Labadoux.
I listen to the CD all the time now. Love, C
Jann Thys - Carmina was for me and my friends (all musicians)
the best concert of the Labadoux festival. Thanks