- 27 Apr 20
Watch Dermot Kennedy's powerful performance below.
Among the most moving moments of Friday's The Late Late Show was Dermot Kennedy's powerful performance of Van Morrison's classic single 'Days Like This'.
The Dublin singer-songwriter appeared on the show, which also featured the likes of Mary Lou McDonald, Andrew Scott and Orla Tinsley, to promote the work of Brother Kevin Crowley's Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin – which provides over 700 meals each day and 1,500 food parcels each week to the homeless and poor of the city. His rendition of 'Days Like This', as well as originals 'All My Friends' and 'Power Over Me', followed similarly emotional performances by Hozier, Glen Hansard, Gavin James and Danny O'Reilly in recent weeks.
Kennedy's appearance also coincided with the release of his new EP, Lost In The Soft Light. The project contains stripped-backed versions of tracks from his debut album, Without Fear – which charted all over Europe, and reached No.1 in Ireland and the UK. Earlier this year, the Rathcoole artist also topped four of the major categories in Hot Press Readers' Poll 2020 –winning Irish Album, Debut Irish Album, Best Male and Best Track for 'Power Over Me'.
See Dermot Kennedy's performance of 'Days Like This', as well as reactions from viewers, below:
— Doug Leddin (@dougleddin) April 25, 2020
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) April 24, 2020
— dara 🇮🇪 | 🇲🇪🇮🇹🇱🇹 (@chefairumore) April 25, 2020
The Late Late Show during COVID19:
Hozier - Parting Glass
Gavin James - Over the Rainbow
Coronas - Heroes or Ghosts
Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
Dermot Kennedy - Days Like This
I really hope they make a charity album out of all these. Its been brilliant.
— Adam Higgins (@Adam_Higgins27) April 24, 2020
Dermot Kennedy. That is all 💚#latelate
— RTÉ 2FM Stay at 🏡 (@RTE2fm) April 24, 2020
This boy Dermot Kennedy. Wow 🙌 #LateLateShow
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) April 24, 2020
Dermot Kennedy is an exceptional Irish talent, beautiful performance on the #LateLateShow 👏👏
— Pierce O' Riordan (@PierceORiordan) April 24, 2020
— CROSSY (@CrossyTweets) April 24, 2020
— Harry McCann (@TheHarryMcC) April 24, 2020
Delighted the #CapuchinDayCentre is receiving such positive attention this week. It's so well deserved and what a brilliant musical ambassador they have in @DermotKennedy !
The work of the Capuchins in Ireland will go down in history. Esp during the 1916 Rising. #latelate
— Clo 🌻 (@ClodaghShortall) April 24, 2020