Keith James Performs ‘The Songs Of Leonard Cohen’

Friday 1 December 2023

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

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to give hope and understanding to us all, it is Cohen’s memorable line from his song ‘Anthem’ which begins this concert.

With a lifetime’s experience and peerless reputation of performing these remarkable songs, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. He exposes the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Included in the concert are some of Cohen’s best known songs such as Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah.

An enigmatic, mysterious and visionary songwriter,  Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty and indulgence with the stroke of each word.  His music beguiled an entire generation, challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognise our own vulnerability.

Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in theatres and arts centres across the UK – giving over 550 concerts to more than 200,000 people.

“Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear” – The Independent

“An absolute must” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio

Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice” –  Sunday Times

“…certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music” –  The Guardian

“…a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves” – Acoustic Magazine


Tickets for this event are just £12 per person.

Please note that this event is upstairs at The Spread Eagle, so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility (no lift is available at the venue).


Buy tickets online, see below.

Quantities can be adjusted at checkout.

For more details, visit Ticket Information.

Friday 1 December 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start

The Spread Eagle
47 Eagle Brow, Lymm WA13 0AG



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