Leonard Cohen

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Friedrich Nietzsche tells us that: “Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolut(...)

Leonard Cohen’s song Anthem was a very apt and optimistic choice for the end of the Tony Bates talk

I went along to the Tony Bates talk in the Grand Hotel last night. Dr Bates founded the charity Headstrong, the national centre for youth mental healt(...)

Leonard Cohen pictured perfroming in The O2 Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leonard Cohen returned to Dublin for his fifth Irish visit in six years, and if his Irish fans were suffering from Lenny fatigue, they didn’t show it (...)

Tractor factor at Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

Fair of Muff – what do those three words conjure up in your mind? They transported me back 400 years to a bawdy Stratford-upon-Avon; I imagined it to (...)

The Winters: Riches
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  • June 28, 2013, 00:00

The blood coursing through the arteries of The Winters is one part Leonard Cohen, one part The Band and two parts picaresque rural, a kind of Liffeysi(...)

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, who play Dublin's O2 on Saturday, June 8th

Another year, another traipse around the larger venues to see performers who could, if they wished, travel around for free on public transport inst(...)

Leonard Cohen onstage at the 02 arena in Dublin in July 2009. He will return to the arena in September 2013.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Leonard Cohen has no way to say goodbye to his adoring fanbase. Those who turned to his now storied concerts at the Royal Hospital in Ki(...)

Photograph: David Rose/Bloomberg News

The album was born of technology. In 1931 RCA Victor launched a range of vinyl discs that rotated 33 times a minute, which meant they played fo(...)

It’s four in the morning, as the Leonard Cohen song goes. But I’m not in New York. I’m in Tesco. And I can buy a giant flatscreen TV, a washing(...)

Dead trees: an installation by Scottish artist David Mach of towers made from newspapers, called Here to Stay, at the 2000 Kilkenny arts festival.

The traditional class of newspaper – the one made from dead trees – can do certain things that its digital equivalent will never manage. Try mo(...)

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