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Hello, friends

Leonard Cohen at Lissadell

Leonard Cohen was "honoured to be in such a historical setting”, and recited W. B. Yeats: “The light of evening, Lissadell, great windows open to the south, two girls in silk kimonos, both beautiful, one a gazelle”. He had learned the poem 50 years ago in his home town of Montreal, and said: "I never knew my steps would take me to this place, and that I would receive such a welcome sheltered in the spirit of the great master whose lines I have just quoted”.

He also recited his beautiful lyrics:  “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in”:

Leoanrd Cohen at Lissadell

"I've told the truth, I didn't come to the Yeats' country to fool you.."

from the song 'Hallelujah' as sung at Lissadell


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Dance me to the end of love


Leonard Cohen with Roscoe Beck at Lissadell

Leonard Cohen with Roscoe Beck (left) and Rafael Gayol

LC Concert Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy LC concert Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy

Dino Soldo and Bob Metzger

Sharon Robinson at Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy

Sharon Robinson, singer and songwriter, graced Lissadell

javier mas

Javier Mas

Charley Webb by Pamela Cassidy sound supervision by Pamela Cassidy

Hattie Webb, Charley Webb and sound superviser Russell Wilson


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Thank you so much, friends

Ben Bulben by Pamela Cassidy

The light of evening, Lissadell


Garda patrolling Drumcliff Bay by Pamela Cassidy

Garda patrol boat in Drumcliff bay (above) and a beached boat in the bay (below)

stranded boat drumcliff bay


Rehearsals and tuning

Rehearsals LC by Pamela Cassidy

Rehearsals by Pamela Cassidy Rehearsals by Pamela Cassidy

Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy

Backstage


James Connolly photographs the audience

James Connolly on crowds

James Connolly


Cohen Forum Maple Tree

 

Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy

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