Leonard Cohen Tribute Featuring Julie Felix: London, Feb 6, 2017

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About the Talk

Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary lyrics and music were a symbol of our times. He captured the imagination and respect of millions worldwide and his songs and poetry spoke to a generation hungry for meaning in a turbulent world. Tonight we will hear songs and reflections from Julie Felix who met him in the 60s in Hydra and developed a lasting friendship with him. We will also be inviting the audience to share their reflections of the influence Leonard’s music had on their lives and favourite tracks. Julie will sing a few of Leonard’s songs will also sing a song she wrote to Marianne (of so long Marianne fame) who was also a close friend.

Message from Julie Felix: ‘Leonard was a friend of mine. It hit me hard when I heard of his passing. There were so many things I wanted to tell him and memories I wanted to revisit. I am grateful to have this opportunity to be part of a concert in his honour; to walk through parts of the landscape we shared, and to sing for him and for you – song is my kind of prayer.’

Julie Felix & Leonard Cohen ‘Hey,That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’ 1968

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 20:30

Venue: St James’s Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Leonard Cohen’s Music As Succor: How Leonard Cohen Helped Us After Losing Our Son To Heroin

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Excerpt from How Leonard Cohen Helped Us After Losing Our Son To Heroin by Bill Williams (Addiction Unscripted):

Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” compelled me. I listened to it over and over and over, lying in bed with my laptop, listening first to a gravelly Leonard Cohen himself singing it, then testing the renditions of all the artists I could find. Sampling them all to distinguish comforting subtleties… Ultimately soothed by repetitions of K.D. Lang’s rich offering, my ritual continued in the two weeks leading up to William’s memorial service. I have no memory of when the rite tapered off. I do know that I come back to the music when I need to, even finding something about the hateful embrace of heroin in all of Cohen’s lyric, most especially: “… love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.”

Read the complete article at the link.

No Way To Say Goodbye, A Tribute To Leonard Cohen: Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Jan 14, 2017

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Featuring Allison Crowe, Louise Gauthier, Tara Manuel …

On November 7, 2016 after a year of iconic losses, the incomparable Leonard Cohen bid farewell to this life. In a career that spanned seven decades, our cultural treasure had departed. How do we let go of an artist whose words and music have profoundly affected us?

In Corner Brook on Saturday, January 14, 2017 a group of incredible artists from all stages in their careers will gather to pay tribute to the man, in his own words. We invite you to join us at the Rotary Arts Centre at 8 PM to share in this celebration of a life well lived with the talents of Allison Crowe, Louise Gauthier, Tara Manuel, Dahlia & Bridget, Ruth Lawrence, Daniel Payne, Gary & Whit, Emma Peckford, Helen Fox Reid and more.

The above excerpt is from and more information is available at the event’s Facebook Page.

There is also a screening of Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen at 4 PM the same day. For information, see Mr. Leonard Cohen Facebook Page.

Date: 14 January 2017
Film Screening Time: 4 PM
Tribute Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Rotary Arts Centre
Unit 101, 5 Park Street (Lower Level City Hall)
Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Video: Connor Mc Keon Tribute To Leonard Cohen, Prince, David Bowie

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A stunning tribute to David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen will be performed live on the RTÉ Late Late show tonight, Friday January 6. ‘The legends tribute’ is the brainchild of musician Connor Mc Keon and producer Billy Farrell and features a powerful arrangement combining Prince’s Purple Rain, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Bowie’s Life on Mars all sang by Connor McKeon with Sandii Hyland and the Earthangel Gospel Choir. The project was inspired by Connor reflecting on the giants of global music and the impact they had in his life.

Excerpts from Stunning tribute to Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen to feature on The Late Late Show by Alan Walsh (Longford Leader: 6 Jan 2017)

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These were true light workers, giants of music and I felt so strongly that I wanted to honour them in some way. My own kind of personal memorial project but thankfully others shared my vision and low and beyond this idea just grew legs and we recorded the song in late December and before we knew it we were invited onto the Late Late show, Ireland’s leading television show. The music will live on forever and I’ve no doubt that a whole new generation will now be inspired to carry the flame forward.quotedown2

Connor Mc Keon

 

Credit Due Department: Prince photo by Micahmedia at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia Commons. David Bowie photo: public domain. Leonard Cohen photo courtesy Leonard Cohen.