The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen: Part 2 - Music

Sophie Solomon, Emily Barker, Mara Carlyle, Liz Green, Sam Lewis


Leonard Cohen has had many incarnations: seen by many as a living musical legend, he has been a novelist, poet, folk singer, and Buddhist monk. Admitting to influences as wide ranging as Hebrew prayer and Lorca, Cohen himself has in turn inspired generations of artists. Salman Rushdie said, “If I could write like that, I would.”

In this second part of a double bill on the opening night of Jewish Book Week 2013, a cast of self-confessed Leonard lovers including Emily Barker, Mara Carlyle, Liz Green, Ed Laurie, Sam Lewis and Sophie Solomon offered their own versions of Cohen’s music, backed by a house band featuring some of London’s finest musicians.

In association with the Jewish Music Institute and Faber