My Leonard Cohen: Up Close and Personal
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Stewart D'Arrietta shares the poetry, stories and insights of the great Leonard Cohen with songs such as Tower of Song, Dance Me to the End of Love, First We Take Manhattan and Bird on a Wire. The stirring interpretations delight seasoned fans and expose Cohen's music to new generations. Beneath the roaring bluster and cyclonic musicality, the sinewy strands of romance weave poignant and compelling stories of life, love, lust and loss " this performer's favourite themes. Rave reviews from Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2019, and with new songs added for 2022.

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