One by one the guests arrive|
The guests are coming through
The open-hearted many
The broken-hearted few
And those who dance begin to dance
And those who weep begin
Welcome, welcome, cries a voice
Let all my guests come in
From "The Guests"
by Leonard Cohen
Welcome to The Leonard Cohen Files - a tribute to the music and poetry of the Canadian singer-songwriter-poet-novelist Leonard Cohen.|
This website was launched in September 1995. The site is hosted by Jarkko Arjatsalo in Finland. The webmaster appreciates the continuous help
and support provided by Leonard Cohen and his management
Our Leonard Cohen Forum at www.leonardcohenforum.com
is the meeting point for our members and all other Leonard Cohen fans. So far, there are more than 200,000 messages posted by over 20,000 members.
Thanks to the very effective worldwide network, The Forum is often the first to announce the news related to Leonard!
Click on the links on this front page to go to various sections of The Files, or use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom
of every page to navigate through the pages (more than 1000 so far). The Index page is here.
Watch the lyric video of Show Me the Place.
Listen to the songs Darkness &
Leonard Cohen's recent studio album, "Old Ideas", was released on January 31, 2012. Available in CD and Vinyl formats. |
Click here to read the lyrics and see more details!
The album is discussed here on the Forum - thousands of comments and details!
Marie's Media Report is here.
OLD IDEAS WORLD TOUR 2012 |
The tour schedule with links and reviews here
Meet the Tour Band
Forum reports: Concerts in Europe in 2012 here.
Concerts in North America in 2012 here
Leonard is back on the road now in 2013! (scroll down for more info)
Sylvie Simmons: I'm Your Man - The Life of Leonard Cohen, the new biography now on sale! |
Also Spanish, German, and Dutch translations have been published, more coming soon!
Interview with the author here
Book details on our Bibliography pages
WORLD TOUR 2013: |
THE SPRING TOUR: 21 concerts in USA and Canada (March 3 - April 28). Read our reports and reviews!
THE SUMMER TOUR IN EUROPE: More than 20 concerts confirmed and on sale, but there is more to come!
Concert schedule of both legs here.
Complete information on The Leonard Cohen Forum:
The North American tour here
The European tour here
ARTIST AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR JUNO AWARDS |
April 20 & 21, 2013: Leonard Cohen is the winner of two Juno Awards: Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of The Year. Adam Cohen accepted the Artist of the Year Award on his father's behalf at Saturday's Juno Awards dinner gala in Regina, Canada.
On Sunday Leonard's Songwriter of the Year Award was coincidentally presented by Adam! - More here on the Forum
LINKS TO OUR LATEST UPDATES: ||
|A new official Leonard Cohen webstore for Europe has been launched! Click here!
The Glenn Gould Prize Gala on May 14 in honour of iconic singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen, the Ninth Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize.
Reports and photos HERE on the Forum (the link takes you to page # 1 of the report)!
Photo © Eliott Lefko
|The 2012 PEN New England Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence |
were presented on Feb 26 to Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry by Salman Rushdie and Paul Simon at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
More here on Marie's site!
Photo © Charley & Hattie Webb.
Click for full size pic
PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD|
Leonard Cohen has won one of Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias awards for his poetic gifts
and thought-provoking songs. The prize foundation
praised him as one of the most influential authors of modern times. The prize was presented on October 21 by
Crown Prince Felipe in the Northern city of Oviedo, capital of the Asturias region.Click here for more information!
The link takes you to the beginning of the Oviedo report on the Forum.
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