- 04 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Cathal Coughlan performs 'Come Here My Love', and shares his reflections on Van's music.
Famed for his era-defining work with Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions, as well as his solo recordings, Cathal Coughlan is widely considered one of Ireland’s greatest heroes of alternative rock. He recently contributed to Side 4 Collective’s star-studded new album, We Burn Bright.
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"Veedon Fleece is a very, very unusual album – by the standards of Van's canon, or anyone else's. I have to admit to only discovering it in the past decade, and it's really remarkable. ‘Come Here My Love’ impressed me right away as a strange kind of blank canvas, which I thought that it might be good to try to occupy one day, should the opportunity arise. I hope I've done something worthwhile within it."
Watch Cathal Coughlan perform 'Come Here My Love' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the coming days on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Fri Sept 4, Cathal Coughlan Come Here My Love (7pm); Brand New Friend Wonderful Remark (8pm)
- Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
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.