Bird on the Wire

The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Wed 23 Nov ’22 20:15 uur
Wed 23 Nov ’22
20:15 uur
  • Wed 23 Nov ’22
    20:15 uur
    Paterskerk (DomusDela)

A collaborative interpretation of The Leonard Cohen Songbook by singer Pauline Scanlon and the Galway band The Whileaways. Bird On The Wire brings these talented singers together, and on stage they create an emotionally charged atmosphere enhanced by the show's beautiful lights and stage direction. Fans have been blown away by the show in the UK & Ireland. 

Bird On The Wire is a unique combination of outstanding singers exploring their own interpretations of the wonderfully rich music and words of the icon that is Leonard Cohen. They lead a masterful ensemble featuring Will Merrigan (bass), Dave Clancy (keyboards) and Eamon Murray (drums) with lush string arrangements that bring the elegance of the performance to life.


Pauline Scanlon rocked the Irish music scene more than a decade ago with her stunning debut album Red Colour Sun. As a solo artist and a member of the vocal duo LUMIERE, Scanlon has thrilled audiences around the world with her distinctively delicate intensity. Pauline has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists and in recent years has presented several music-based television programs for both the BBC and TG4 and in 2016 released her latest album, Gossamer, to critical acclaim.


The Whileaways are three powerful forces in Irish roots music: together, Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce create a mesmerizing tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. They have released three critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and been nominated for Best Group and Best Album at the RTÉ Folk Awards.