- 11 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Eleanor McEvoy performs 'Songwriter'.
A highly regarded musician, performer and composer, Eleanor McEvoy has been the Chairperson of IMRO since 2017, and is a voting member of of the Recording Academy of America (the Grammys).
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"His melodies are intrinsically Celtic, to some degree. When you fuse that with the blues, with the whole American influence, the result is amazing."
Watch Eleanor McEvoy perform 'Songwriter' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- 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
PLUS – the programme for the. 'Rave On, Van Morrison' finale this Sunday, September 13:
- Liam Ó Maonlaí (7pm) The Master's Eyes
- Paul Muldoon (7.15pm) Coney Island
- Niall Stokes with Gavin Glass (7.30pm) Have I Told You Lately
- Amberlight (7.45pm) Celtic New Year
- Jordan O'Keefe (8pm) Real Real Gone
- George Hutton (8.15pm) Born To Sing
- Keywest (8:30pm) Come Running
- Sinead O'Connor (8.45pm) Who Was That Masked Man
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.