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Hallelujah! Platform to host Leonard Cohen Tribute

Author: 
Chris Satori

 

A musical tribute to esteemed late songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen will be coming to the Platform in Morecambe on Friday March 17.

Enigmatic and mysterious, 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.

Keith James has been performing bio-doc concerts featuring interpretive versions of songs by Leonard Cohen for over 5 years, among his other projects. He plans a concert offering "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 poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music.

There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before Cohen's death – produced by his son, Adam.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £14 and are available from www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform or the box office on 01524 582803.

 

 

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