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BWM Promo presents

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

9 September

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

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. Amongst a concert of such songs as Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music. There will also be songs from 'You want it Darker' released only 10 days before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

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

'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times

'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland

'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Concessions
Saturday, 9th September 2017 19:45 Main House £12 -