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The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Keith James


Date: 23 March 2023

Doors open: 18:45

Start Time: 19:30

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Keith James in concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Remarkable songs – stripped back, honest, naked and sensual.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty and indulgence with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard’s death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own vulnerability.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. This concert has been seen in theatres and arts centres across the UK, giving over 550 concerts to more than 150,000 people.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as If it be your will, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times ‘The UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

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