Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Lime Tree Theatre

Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Presented by Dolans


Bird on the Wire is an 8-piece collective of outstanding Irish musicians interpreting the music of Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest songwriters of our time.

Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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Performed by Pauline Scanlon and The Whileaways this concert celebrates many of Cohen’s best-loved life works.
Bird On The Wire lead a masterful ensemble including Will Merrigan (bass), Dave Clancy (keys) and Eamon Murray (drums) with lush string arrangements bringing the elegance of the performance to life.

Bird on the Wire: Songs from Leonard Cohen is led by Pauline Scanlon who galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, over ten years ago.

As a solo artist and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Scanlon has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity. Pauline has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Damien Dempsey, Sinéad O’Connor, John Spillane and is a member of several high-profile groups including Dónal Lunny’s Atlantic Arc Orchestra. Scanlon has presented several music-based television programmes for both the BBC and TG4 in recent years, and released her latest album Gossamer in 2016 to critical acclaim.

The Whileaways are three powerful forces in Irish roots music: Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. They have released three critically acclaimed albums, toured all over the world, and been nominated for Best Group and Best Album in the RTÉ Folk Awards. Plaudits have been heaped upon the band with The Irish Echo calling their sound ‘perfected simplicity’, and Hot Press saying that the trio ‘stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country’.

Bird On The Wire brings these accomplished singers together, and on stage they create an emotionally charged atmosphere enhanced by the wonderful lights and stage direction of the show. Fans have been blown away by the show in the UK and it promises to have the same effect on Irish audiences.

Whether you’re a diehard Cohen fan, or a fan of the musicians on stage, or simply want to enjoy a spellbinding night of musical magic, make sure you don’t miss out.

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  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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