- 04 Aug 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Andrea Corr performs 'Moondance', and shares her reflections on Van's music.
Since rising to global attention as the lead singer of The Corrs, Andrea Corr has built up a reputation as one of the country's most treasured artists. Over the course of her career, she has topped charts around the world, received an honorary MBE, found major success as a solo artist, and released her acclaimed memoir, Barefoot Pilgrimage, last year.
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It was through my parents, Jean and Gerry, that I first connected with Van Morrison’s music. They had a band called The Sound Affair that would perform his music. So, basically from infancy, I’ve been listening to Van.
The fact that every song sounded like a classic made a big impact on me. The universality of his music makes him unique and very special. I feel a connection to him as an Irish artist – but I also think I would feel it even if he weren’t Irish.
I’ve covered ‘Moondance’, which is quite simply a classic.
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