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 the the stroke of each line.
The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within ever line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognise 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.
Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres accross the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James' 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain.
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, Cohen's greatest influence. There will also be songs from "You want it Darker" released only weeks before his death - produced by his son, Adam.
Keith James' website
Friday 8th June 2018 7.30pm
The Armistice Suite
A visiting company will present an evening to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 in 2018.
Produced by Griff Harries and Ian Parsons, this is a look at some of the real life stories and events of the War from a Welsh perspective.
This will include a mixture of live performance and multi-media, with live original music composed by the BAFTA Award winning composer, Mark Thomas.
More details to follow.