Tower of Song: A Creative Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Friday, July 19th | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Mary Irwin Theatre | $42
Intermission: 8:30
Rating: 12+

Refund Policy: No Refunds

Tower of Song began as a one-off tribute night for a packed house at Vancouver's The Media Club in 2011, and has since grown into an actively touring folk duo. Originally produced by Glenna Garramone, she invited fellow Victoria musician (Juno nominated) Oliver Swain, and the show gave Swain and Garramone the chance to grow their musical chemistry. Together as Tower of Song the two have arranged some of Cohen's timeless songs beautifully, for two voices, string bass, piano, guitar, and banjo.

Encouraged by the audience response, they continued to present the show regionally, and after several sold-out shows, Tower of Song put "more power in the tower," recording their debut album In City and In Forest, with Juno award winning producer Joby Baker. They have since toured several times across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, playing more than 200 shows to thousands of people at theatres, festivals and folk clubs across Canada. Highlights include Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, West End Cultural Centre (Winnipeg), Aeolian Hall (London), the Rotary Centre for the Arts (Kelowna), and the Dave Dunnet Theatre (Victoria).

"The tunes are hauntingly lovely. Wonderful takes with close harmonies and violent re-rhythmings. Musically sound. Faithful by being strongly, creatively Cohen, and yet wholly their own."- James N. Porter, Professor Emeritus (Arts), York University

Tower of Song website



19th July, 2024

Starts: 7:30 pm

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