Leonard for Ireland?

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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by mutti » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:35 am

Looks like most of the Olympic Blouse Throwers would attend a concert in Dublin...it would be a grand event!
I have a feeling the Irish crowd would go beyond what those of us experienced as a wild concert in San Jose and that means to me
bring it on...its a great mix and I would be honoured to join the crowds in Dublin..not sure if I could handle standing in the rain Mary
but hopefully we would be able to get a seat inside together.
I sure hope Jarkko gives us some hints soon...love those hints and the mysterious workings of his mind...
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by clionamhic » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:54 pm

Yes please, please come to Ireland again Leonard. We loooove you! As Mrs Doyle used to say, ah go on, go on, go on, go on......
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by sandraa » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:58 am

:idea: :idea: And remember there's always Belfast again- even better Belfast and Dublin
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by musicmania » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 am

clionamhic wrote:Yes please, please come to Ireland again Leonard. We loooove you! As Mrs Doyle used to say, ah go on, go on, go on, go on......
You will, you will, you will, ah go on :D
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by Mabeanie1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:01 am

sandraa wrote::idea: :idea: And remember there's always Belfast again- even better Belfast and Dublin
.... via Birmingham .....please.

Ah go on, go on, go on .......
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by remote1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:03 pm

You'll get lots and lots of lovely cups of tea... :lol:
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by Gregor » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:53 pm

Leonard ,
Should you come to Ireland yet again well this time you would see that the true FANS are here with you as we have been for the last 4 decades .Well wishing on your recovery .
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by TipperaryAnn » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:17 pm

How could Leonard RESIST the opportunity to hear once again that enthusiastic Dublin audience joining in on the chorus of "So Long Marianne "? :D :D :D Only at the very end of the concert, though; no clapping along or blouse throwing occurred before that, just reverential attention ! The perfect audience ? ;-)
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by vanvliet » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:30 pm

The Sligo Champion has a story about the cancellation of a proposed concert at Lissadell House at which Leonard was to have headlined - Cat Stevens also on the list. Apparently he was very enthusiastic about it because of his love of Yeats. It now looks like there is no chance of it going ahead. What a pity!
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by jdhayes » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:37 pm

Today being St. Patrick's Day maybe the good Saint could intercede on our behalf. A @yes@ answer would mean that we could drown the shamrock and backdate it to today
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by ladydi » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:30 am

My heart is still with Ireland, as are my hopes for a Leonard concert once again on the blessed soil! Somehow we have to create an Ireland that seems "Nordic"....can you build some ski jumps? Or an Ireland that appears to encompass "Central Europe"...okay, can you guys wear leiderhosen just for a couple of days....pleeeeaze..... LOL..I would like to see that ;-)
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Post by musicmania » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:15 pm

vanvliet wrote:The Sligo Champion has a story about the cancellation of a proposed concert at Lissadell House at which Leonard was to have headlined - Cat Stevens also on the list. Apparently he was very enthusiastic about it because of his love of Yeats. It now looks like there is no chance of it going ahead. What a pity!
Ah that would have been brilliant :(
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by ciaran » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:47 pm

From today's Irish Times - (nothing like a bit of speculation - and it is April 1st after all)

Ciarán
PLANS ARE in place to hold a series of open-air concerts at Lissadell House, the ancestral home of 1916 heroine Countess Constance Markievicz in Co Sligo, over the bank holiday August weekend.

Leonard Cohen is among the potential performers, although the organisers have said that no acts have yet been booked.

But concert promoters POD have given notice that they intend to apply for an event licence before the end of next week to stage four concerts between July 30th and August 2nd.

Preparations are being made to accommodate up to 10,000 people each night.

The concert organisers and the Lissadell House owners are remaining quiet about plans. They will say only that nothing can be confirmed until the licences are in place.

But the organisers have written to Sligo county councillors spelling out their proposals. They say if the shows go ahead they will end at 11pm each night. They also say they have opinions from two separate environmental specialists that there will be a minimal impact on wildlife and birdlife in the environs of Lissadell gardens.

Preliminary talks have already taken place with gardaí, who were said to be happy with parking plans and arrangements to carry concert-goers by bus.

Leonard Cohen was said to be excited by the opportunity to play at Lissadell, where WB Yeats frequently visited from his home in nearby Drumcliffe. The house Yeats visited would provide a stunning background for the concerts.

Lissadell is currently closed to the public while a rights-of-way legal argument prevails in the High Court in Dublin between millionaire lawyer owners Edward Walsh and his wife Constance Cassidy, and Sligo County Council.

The court row has already lasted almost two months and it’s expected there will be another five weeks in the case, with judgment likely to be reserved until after the summer.

Mr Walsh and Ms Cassidy, whose principal address is in Naas, Co Kildare but who use Lissadell as a second home, bought the estate for almost €4 million in 2003. They have spent some €9.5 million restoring it and claim they cannot operate it as a tourist amenity if public rights of way exist.
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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by IrishMar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:11 pm

This sounds promising .... to quote Jarkko "lets wait and see" ! :D

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Re: Leonard for Ireland?

Post by jarkko » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:13 pm

Yes, patience is a useful virtue for our Irish friends, too :shock:
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