- 12 Aug 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Bronagh Gallagher performs 'And The Healing Has Begun', and shares her reflections on the legendary artist's music.
A renowned Derry-born singer, songwriter and actress, Bronagh Gallagher has appeared in classics like The Commitments and Pulp Fiction, and recently receiving an IFTA nomination for 'Actress In A Lead Role - Film' for A Bump Along The Way. She released her latest album, Gather Your Greatness, in 2016.
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"‘And The Healing Has Begun’ always made me feel it would be the song we would sing in the North when the war ended. When sectarianism and hatred stopped being bred into the youth – the only culture some people there still have. Children are born with love and play in their hearts; hate and violence are passed down in the poison cup. If peace feels like a song, it feels like ‘And The Healing Has Begun’."
Read more in the upcoming Van Morrison Special Issue of Hot Press, and watch Bronagh Gallagher's performance below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the next two weeks of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
Wed Aug 12 Bronagh Gallagher And The Healing Has Begun (7pm)
Thu Aug 13 Imelda May Wild Night (7pm)
Fri Aug 14 Maverick Sabre Beautiful Vision (7pm)
Sat Aug 15 Una Healy Reminds Me of You (7pm)
Sun Aug 16 JC Stewart Bright Side of the Road (7pm)
Mon Aug 17 Duke Special Orangefield (7pm); Junior Brother Dweller on the Threshold (8pm)
Tue Aug 18 Damien Dempsey Tupelo Honey (7pm); Carrie Baxter Out In The Cold Again (8pm)
Wed Aug 19 Camille O'Sullivan Avalon Of The Heart (7pm); Joshua Burnside You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push The River (8pm)
Thu Aug 20 Gemma Hayes Comfort You (7pm); Little Hours Streets Of Arklow (8pm)
Fri Aug 21 Gemma Bradley Sometimes We Cry (7pm); Jess Kav Vanlose Stairway (8pm)
Sat Aug 22 Mick Flannery Linden Arden Stole the Highlights (7pm); The Henry Girls These Are The Days (8pm)
Sun Aug 23 Martin Hayes Moondance (7pm); Cara Dillon Memory Lane (8pm)
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 Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler, Una Healy and David Keenan – who reflect on Van's music and influence. The issue will also look back at five decades of landmark Hot Press interviews with Van, in which he discusses everything from Ray Charles and his other musical heroes, to the inspiration behind the seminal Astral Weeks. Plus, you can expect exclusive photos from the archives, ten ways Van has changed the world, and much more. This historic publication is set to be a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to pre-order now.