02 Dec 2021

Backstage hosts Cohen project

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Leonard Cohen fans and music lovers are in for a special treat this weekend.

Leonard Cohen fans and music lovers are in for a special treat this weekend.

Friday, November 15 will see Liam Ó Maonlaí visit the Backstage Theatre, joined by the incredible Brad Pitt Light Orchestra to perform their unique take on the music of Leonard Cohen.

Ó Maonlai, founder member of the Hot House Flowers and a fluent Irish speaker, will perform exquisite Irish language versions of Cohen’s songs, which have been translated by poets Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock.

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra are regular performers at Irish festivals, including the likes of Electric Picnic and Flat Lake. Their music is said to be very difficult to categorise yet tremendously easy to love, with a blend of warm vocal harmonies, classy instrumentation and ear-catching melodies.

The night will be completed with screen projections, which will display a range of images of Leonard Cohen from different stages of his career. Artist impressions of the song lyrics, created by Margaret Lonergan will also be shown.

The Cohen Project – Túr na nAmhrán will take place in the Backstage Theatre this Friday, November 15 at 8.30pm. Audience members who arrive by 8pm on the night will be treated to a complimentary hot whiskey.

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