- 07 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Ailbhe Reddy performs 'I'll Be Your Lover Too', and shares her reflections on Van's music.
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.
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"I first heard 'I'll Be Your Lover Too' when I saw the film Proof of Life when I was younger, so I was just drawn to it – it's quite stripped back and raw which is really appealing to me."
Watch Ailbhe Reddy perform 'I'll Be Your Lover Too' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the next week of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- 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
Hot Press has also published 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.