- 07 Sep 20
Emma Langford and Ailbhe Reddy's performances for Van Morrison's 75th birthday celebration are going live tonight.
Following stunning performances on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' last night, we're kicking off a new week with more back-to-back performances – with Emma Langford performing 'Brand New Day', followed by Ailbhe Reddy performing 'I'll Be Your Lover Too'.
Over the course of the YouTube event, celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, you can expect even more renditions of his remarkable songs from some of the most iconic names in the country.
Since being crowned 'Best Emerging Folk Artist' at the inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards in 2018, there's been no stopping Limerick artist Emma Langford. A recipient of the inaugural Dolores O’Riordan Bursary, presented to her in December by Dolores’ mother Eileen, Emma is set to release her highly anticipated second album, Sowing Acorns, later this year. Recently, she was one of several stars to lend her voice to the stunning Irish Women In Harmony’s cover of ‘Dreams’.
Over the course of her career, Ailbhe Reddy has established herself as one of the country's most captivating songwriters and performers. Following a series of ecstatically-received singles over the last few years, and appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera, The Great Escape, Cambridge Folk Festival and Electric Picnic, she's gearing up to release her highly anticipated debut album, Personal History, next month.
Emma Langford's performance of 'Brand New Day' (7pm Irish Standard Time) and Ailbhe Reddy's performances of 'I'll Be Your Lover Too' (8pm) premiere tonight, September 7, on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the next week of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Mon Sept 7, Emma Langford Brand New day (7pm); Ailbhe Reddy I'll Be Your Lover Too (8pm)
- Tues Sept 8, Ultan Conlon Bulbs (7pm); Leslie Dowdall Philosopher's Stone (8pm)
- Wed Sept 9, Wookalily Wavelength (7pm); The Riptide Movement Brown Eyed Girl (8pm)
- Thurs Sept 10, Joy Crookes Madame George (7pm); Uly The Street Only Knew Your Name (8pm)
- Fri Sept 11, Eleanor McEvoy Songwriter (7pm); Jack Lukeman The Way Young Lovers Do (8pm)
- Sat Sept, 12, Ciaran Lavery Country Fair (7pm); PowPig Natalia
- Sun Sept 13, FINALE SPECIAL: Keep an eye on hotpress.com for further details, coming soon!
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Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.