Thursday 20 July 2017

Cohen concert date is down to the wire

Anita Guidera

LIKE a bird on a wire, the appearance of legendary singer songwriter Leonard Cohen in Ireland this summer is once again up in the air.

Throughout yesterday, the official website of the Canadian troubadour maintained he would play in the grounds of Lissadell House, the ancestral home of Countess Markievicz, in Sligo. The concert was marked for Saturday, July 31.

But by 5pm yesterday it was a case of 'So Long, Lissadell' -- at least for the moment -- as the publicity company behind the event's promoters branded its inclusion as "premature", and the listing was removed.

Last night, it was still unclear whether the 75-year-old would indeed be performing in the west of Ireland as part of his world tour, although rumours of a Cohen concert for Sligo have gathered significant momentum in recent weeks.

Lindsey Holmes Publicity for POD Concerts said the announcement was premature.

Irish Independent

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