CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin (June 13, 14, and 15)

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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby kaz » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:55 am

Hello,

Though there`re a lot of films from Dublin on You Tube I think
a couple made by me are worth seeing. Especially So Long Marianne
with the audience singing chorus.Leonard seemed to be very
happy watching and listening to the crowd.

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=hRn8sjvGObk

and unforgettable recitation: A Thousand Kisses Deep

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=L3eSZbIHdRU

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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby damellon » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:20 am

Oh Kaz -
'So Long Marianne' - this is wonderful.
Thanks so much for flagging it.
I haven't watched any of the YouTube films but couldn't resist this.
What a night, what an atmosphere, what a voice!
I daren't watch your second clip. That's for a few weeks down the road.Too near tears at the first.
Great stuff.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby Diane » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:42 pm

I watched the first vid. of So Long Marianne, Kaz. Great that you captured it. Thanks. I'm also not sure I want to watch too many of these youtube clips just yet, but in the future they will be invaluable reminders.

I clicked on this one, with Leonard's Whither Thou Goest and his closing remarks from the Saturday including when, referring to the Irish No vote on the Lisbon Treaty he said,

"Ireland continues to bewilder the world. Bless you for affirming your destiny in this vale of tears."

(Earlier he'd emphasised how honoured he was to play in the land of such esteemed literary tradition although I don't recall how he phrased it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvSb4YaOHM
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby fisherinbelfast » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:43 pm

well i,m back from my holidays and i enjoyed a week in the sun listening to my recording off the dublin 15th gig . hows my petition going ?
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby lonndubh » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:46 am

Fisher I think that Leonard didnt really leave Ireland at all :D :D
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby fisherinbelfast » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:41 pm

well i think he left his heart here. but i live in hope that he will grace a stage to the best audience in the world in belfast
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby lonndubh » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:46 pm

No not the best audience but probably ONE of the best :)
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby clionamhic » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:32 am

Kaz,
Thank you so much for these two clips. I was at this concert and your clips really capture the atmosphere. It was like a giant party at times and Leonard really reacted to the crowd's enthusiasm - there was a great rapport going on both in the sing alongs and in the moments when you could hear a pin drop during the recitals. Magical night -thank you for posting the clips. Two weeks later and my heart still misses a beat on seeing these!
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby fisherinbelfast » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:18 pm

beleive me lonndubh belfast is the best in the world
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby tiggs » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:11 pm

Apart from Derry of course.
And for those of you from outside the fine island of Ireland,
Derry is the capital of N.Ireland :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby MFL » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:42 pm

tiggs wrote:Apart from Derry of course.
And for those of you from outside the fine island of Ireland,
Derry is the capital of N.Ireland :lol: :lol: :lol:
No it is not.... Monaghan is the Capital of the North of our Fair Land, :D :D

It's just nobody knows yet... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby Isi » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:28 am

tiggs wrote:Apart from Derry of course.
And for those of you from outside the fine island of Ireland,
Derry is the capital of N.Ireland :lol: :lol: :lol:
Someone explained his view of Derry to me lately - the only city in the world where the first six letters are silent. Now that's capital!
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby Waxy's Dargle » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:32 am

I was at the Sunday Lenny concert in Kilmainham & was also lucky enough to get to Neil Young's concert in Malahide Castle grounds on Sun 29th june. Although very different styles & content here was another Canadian artist at the height of his powers. NY was very enjoyable & the weather was exemplary unlike the Sunday Lenny concert where we were pissed on.

One thing I noticed at both concerts & something that pissed me off, was that lots of people around us just started talking loudly when they weren't into the song or didn't know it. Why pay €100 to have a chat with your buddies in a field while being gouged at the bar (admitedly the prices at Lenny's concert, for drink, were very reasonable, I thought).

Apart from a lack of respect for the artist, it also shows a very closed minded attitude & an inability to recognise what art is about - the right of the artist to inform/challenge/educate/startle/transport/etc his/her audience. Is this disrespect/ignorance a common feature of concerts, nowadays?

Apart from these two excellent concerts, I haven't been to a concert in about 20 years.

If only Joni Mitchell would tour, my hat-trick of favourite Canadian artists would be complete!
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby tiggs » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:36 am

I think its about being outdoors in Ireland with a free, liberated happy and wonderful crowd. People singing dancing talking is the spirit of the whole thing.
Art, music, literaterature, pornography, dance, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, is what it is, I wouldn't change my experience of it for the world.
Don't get old dude :lol:
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Postby Waxy's Dargle » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:29 am

Hey tiggs,
I'm not talking about being precious about the whole thing but savouring the moment not wasting it with a half arsed attention, talking with disregard to the music, not dancing/enjoying the music. These moments don't get repeated you know? You speak as someone who sounds like they have the arrogance of youth in believing that time is infinite.

As I said why go if you only want to hear the songs you know - it's not a CD/ipod that you can skip to the next track you like. Open your ears & mind to listen to a beautiful lyric from Lenny or a wonderful 30 minute jam from NY.

To hell with this attitude, "it's all part of the spirit of the thing" - I reckon spirits have a lot to do with it all right - mainly from the bar!

Am I alone in this opinion?

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