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Leonard Cohen honoured at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
by Andre Paine
October 16th 2019 at 9:22PM
https://www.musicweek.com/media/read/le ... rds/077773
Leonard Cohen has been honoured at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Manchester.
Three years after his death, the revered songwriter and poet (pictured at Glastonbury in 2008) was inducted into the Folk Awards Hall Of Fame during the ceremony at Bridgewater Hall.
A posthumous Cohen album is due for release by Columbia next month. A documentary about the Canadian singer’s relationship with Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen is currently on BBC iPlayer.
As a tribute, Thea Gilmore performed Cohen’s 1984 song Dance Me To The End Of Love during the Folk Awards. Cohen joins artists in the Hall Of Fame including Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl and Cecil Sharp.
The event was hosted by Mark Radcliffe and broadcast live on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. It was produced by 7digital.
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For those of us that can access it here is a link to the programme. The Leonard Cohen induction, introduced by Mark Radcliffe, starts at around 62 minutes and 20 seconds. It includes commentary from Judy Collins and an excerpt from “Suzanne”. This is followed by Thea Gilmore’s live version of “Dance Me To The End of Love”
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