Search Results for 'Leonard Cohen'

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Ireland needs to tackle the racism on its own doorstep

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Ireland, claims Joyce's Mr Deasy, has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the Jews. Yet it is an empty boast, as it turns out the bigoted Deasy has a punchline: "She never let them in."

What’s on at the Linenhall

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In the coming weeks, a host of diverse events will place at the Linenhall Arts Centre, to include a theatrical treat by John McManus, in the form of An Ogeous Brose.

Judy Collins - folk legend returns to Galway

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IN 1961, a young singer-songwriter, originally from Seattle, but now part of the thriving folk scene in New York's Greenwich Village, released her debut album, A Maid Of Constant Sorrow.

Galway Film Fleadh unveils 2019 programme

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AFTER A dreary, wet, and windy June, summer and sunshine finally combined to greet the programme launch of the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh on Tuesday evening at the Galmont Hotel.

Sylvie Simmons to play Monroe's

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ONE OF rock music's leading journalists and writers, who deservedly won high praise for her magnificent biography of Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, Sylvie Simmons is also a singer, songwriter, and performer.

Songwriters to explain the art of writing lyrics at Cúirt

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ARE MUSIC and literature separate art forms? Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from Tennyson, Coleridge, and Robert Burns for their songs; Leonard Cohen was a poet as well as a songwriter, and novelist Polly Samson has written lyrics for David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.

Julie Felix - a folk legend comes to Galway

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SHE TAUGHT Leonard Cohen the art of songwriting; featured The Kinks and Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist Jimmy Page on her BBC TV show in the 1960s; and despite being a Californian, The Times called her "Britain's First Lady of Folk".

Niall Connolly - new album, Róisín Dubh show

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NIALL CONNOLLY, “among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City", according to folk music magazine No Depression, has released his new album and is touring Ireland this month.

Leonard Cohen protege to play Galway this month

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SHE SPENT time with the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa, worked with street children in Egypt, and with Tribal Elders of Wekweti, an isolated First Nation community in northern Canada, but she is best known as the late Leonard Cohen's protege.

Rhetoric and reporting as the season draws on

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen.

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