This event takes place at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA
His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual
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.
The chilling announcement of Leonard’s passing 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 fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!.
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 such songs as Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah are also poems by Federico Garcia Lorca - Cohen’s greatest influence, which Keith has set to music.
Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear The Independent
Purchase a pass to Poetry Swindon Festival and come and go without the need to buy individual tickets. Gold, Silver & Bronze passes available.
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