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Recorded at various concerts across the UK

Concert Appearances


Concert for a Changing World - Glive gig poster

As a gesture of belief in the possibility of harmony and understanding within all of us interwoven in today's World

Concert for a Changing World

This is not a collection of protest songs Much more about question, vision, re-evaluation and change.

Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these times of fright, disinformation, fractured societies and pollution. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible.

Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith

Each song has a new verse for the 21 st century, one that exposes our collective fragility and the suspicion that our own greed, growth and worship of the future may be taking us on a journey that will be increasingly spiritually impoverished.

"In my later years, I have found time to meditate and to reflect on the Poetry of those who have handed down their innermost thoughts about our combined human commitment. I have often found this unsettling current writes its own song: those in this concert are" Life in a Western World 1978. One small voice 2004. Pantomime Horses 2017 and I can see 2019.

'The world needs powerful songs as much as ever. 'I Can See' certainly hits its target. Keith clearly sees the danger of living in a post-truth, self-serving society, but he sees hope too!' Folking.com



Canadian Road Songs - Blackdyke gig poster



The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Ropetackle October 10 2021 gig poster

These remarkable songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. Our World misses him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts - close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James' 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen's well known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance and Keith's dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca - Cohen's greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard's poems from his collection 'Book of longing'

'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent
'Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard's songs alive' Sylvie Simmons, Biographer - The Life of Leonard Cohen
'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times
'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland
'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian
'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' Times Literary Supplement
'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine


Celebrating the Music of

Yusuf - Cat Stevens

Yusuf - Cat Stevens, Arts Hungerford gig poster

It is hardly surprising that, to mark its 50th anniversary, Yusuf has entirely re-recorded and re-released his remarkable Album Tea for the Tillerman, with each of the unforgettable 11 songs re-conceptualized and re-imagined and gifted back to us among all the uncertainties of 2020 and beyond. (Released September 2020)

During the early 1970s, amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely loved singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide.

This concert will give you far more than just the music itself...

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility.

Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced; respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues, he was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today's World.

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children's appeal.



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Upcoming Dates

[L] Lorca
[ND] The Songs of Nick Drake
[PNY] Poet in New York

Saturday 25th September 2021

BROADBENT THEATRE, Snarford Road, Wickenby, Lincolnshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01673 885500

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://broadbenttheatre.org

Sunday 26th September 2021

THE PALACE THEATRE, 430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01702 351135

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://south

Saturday 2nd October 2021

ARTS FOR HUNGERFORD, The Croft Hall, The Croft, Hungerford - 7:30PM
Box Office - 07590 555877

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. This is the new date for the concert that was due to be on March 26th but was cancelled due to the COVID 19 restrictions.

https://artsf

Sunday 3rd October 2021

THAME PLAYERS THEATRE , 3, Nelson Street, Thame, Oxon - 7:45PM
Box Office - 01844 212012

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Thursday 7th October 2021

THE CUT THEATRE, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0300 3033211

A CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. This is not a collection of protest songs; much more about question, vision, re-evaluation and change Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these times of disquiet, fright, fractured societies and our polluted planet. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible. Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith Each song has a new verse for the 21st century, one that exposes our collective fragility and the suspicion that our own greed, growth and worship of the future may be taking us on a journey that will be increasingly spiritually impoverished. “Across my working life as a songwriter and musician, I have often felt an unsettling wind; times when too many were making me feel very uneasy. A number of them you will hear in this concert” Life in a Western World 1978. One small voice 2004. Pantomime Horses 2017 and I can see 2019. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://newcut.org

Friday 8th October 2021

QUAY THEATRE, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01787 374745

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://quays

Saturday 9th October 2021

ENTS SHED, Bedford, Bedfordshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07923 621140

ONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT!! UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.e

Sunday 10th October 2021

ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE, Little High Street, Shoreham by sea, West Sussex - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01273 464440

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://ropet

Thursday 14th October 2021

MAC ARTS, Galashiels, Roxburgh - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01896 756852

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY MAY 8TH 2022. THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://www.macarts.scot

Friday 15th October 2021

BLACK DYKE MILLS HERITAGE VENUE, Brighouse Rd, Queensbury, Bradford, W Yorkshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07920 122735

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://blackdykemills.thomaswoollard.com

Sunday 17th October 2021

PRINCES ROAD SYNAGOGUE, Liverpool, Merseyside - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0151 709 3431

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Sunday 24th October 2021

THE OLD FIRE STATION, Warwick Street, , Carlisle, Cumbria - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01228 598596

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.o

Thursday 28th October 2021

THE OLD CINEMA LAUNDRETTE, 38 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate Moor, Durham - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0191 384 1412

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.w

Thursday 4th November 2021

THE FISHER THEATRE, 10, Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01986 897130

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SPRING 2022 - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK. The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way.. similar to 49th Parallel KD Lang. After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://fishe

Saturday 6th November 2021

KENTON THEATRE, 19, New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01491 525050

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://kento

Thursday 11th November 2021

THE ACORN THEATRE, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01736 363545 / 07968 3403690

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Saturday 13th November 2021

THE FLAVEL, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01803 839530

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://thefl

Sunday 14th November 2021

FOREST ARTS CENTRE, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01425 612393

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.f

Wednesday 17th November 2021

STROUD SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS, George Street, Stroud, Glos - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01453 796880

CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://thesu

Thursday 18th November 2021

THE STABLES, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes - 8:45PM
Box Office - 01908 280800

All currently held tickets are valid for this new date. THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. All tickets for May 12th are valid for November 18th.

https://stabl

Friday 19th November 2021

G Live. BELLERBY THEATRE, London Road, Guildford, Surrey - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01483 369350

A CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://glive

Saturday 20th November 2021

ASHCROFT ARTS CENTRE, Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01329 223100

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.a

Wednesday 24th November 2021

KITCHEN GARDEN CAFE, 17, York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0121 443 4725

A CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.k

Thursday 25th November 2021 [ND]

LEICESTER GUILDHALL, Guildhall Lane, Leicester - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0116 253 2569

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.l

Friday 26th November 2021

WRECKINGBALL ARTS CENTRE, 15, Whitefriargate, Hull - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07960 794823 & 07942 244845

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://wreck

Saturday 27th November 2021

WEST KIRBY ARTS CENTRE, 29 Brookfield Gardens, Birkenhead, West Kirby, Wirral - 7:45PM
Box Office - 07484 537502

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://westk

Wednesday 12th January 2022

THE TORCH THEATRE, St Peters Rd, Milford Haven , Pembrokeshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01646 695267

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more I have been listening to and have been noticeably influenced by all of these Singer-songwriters throughout my career as a musician and have always been amazed by the unique sense of honesty and deep collective integrity that music from Canada possesses; a natural embodiment of human awareness that has caressed the country’s songwriters over many decades. Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way: After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Saturday 15th January 2022

TROWBRIDGE TOWN HALL, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01225 774306

A CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. This is not a collection of protest songs; much more about question, vision, re-evaluation and change Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these times of disquiet, fright, fractured societies and our polluted planet. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible. Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith Each song has a new verse for the 21st century, one that exposes our collective fragility and the suspicion that our own greed, growth and worship of the future may be taking us on a journey that will be increasingly spiritually impoverished. “Across my working life as a songwriter and musician, I have often felt an unsettling wind; times when too many were making me feel very uneasy. A number of them you will hear in this concert” Life in a Western World 1978. One small voice 2004. Pantomime Horses 2017 and I can see 2019. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Saturday 29th January 2022

NORDEN FARM ARTS CENTRE , Altwood Road, MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01628 788997

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://norde

Friday 4th February 2022

HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 023 8066 7683

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.m

Saturday 12th March 2022

TRINITY ARTS CENTRE, Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01427 676655

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.w

Friday 18th March 2022

LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01584 878141

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://ludlo

Thursday 31st March 2022

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE, Church Street, Colchester - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01206 500900

A CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.c

Saturday 2nd April 2022

BECCLES PUBLIC HALL THEATRE, Smallgate, Beccles, Norfolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01502 770060

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.t

Friday 6th May 2022

CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, Lower Borough Walls, Bath - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01225 461700

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://chape

Thursday 16th June 2022

THE BRINDLEY, High Street, Runcorn - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0151 907 8360

UNICEF CONCERT.Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. This Concert has been rescheduled from Thursday November 19th 2020 and rescheduled again from March 11th 2021. It was rescheduled again to Thursday September 23rd and has been now been rescheduled once again to Thursday June 16th 2022. All tickets purchased for any of these dates are valid. Tickets for June 16th 2022 are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://ticke