- 31 Aug 20
As part of our celebrations for Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Hozier performs 'Caravan', and shares his reflections on Van's music.
Hozier initially came to worldwide attention with his breakthrough hit 'Take Me To Church'. He has since released two acclaimed albums, Hozier and Wasteland, Baby!, and was voted 'Artist of the Decade' by the readers of Hot Press earlier this year.
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"'Caravan' just up there for me – his rendition with The Band is iconic. In one hand there is that sense of the free-spirited, freewheeling Celtic Gypsy soul, and in the other is an expression of love and celebration for RnB music."
Read more in the new Van Morrison Special Issue of Hot Press, and watch Hozier perform 'Caravan' below:
See the action-packed programme for Van's Big Day on Monday, August 31, below:
• President Michael D. Higgins with Bill Whelan – ‘Rave On, John Donne’ (7pm)
• Bob Geldof – ‘I'm Tired Joey Boy’ (7.15pm)
• Moya Brennan (Clannad) – ‘The Beauty Of The Days Gone By’ (7.30pm)
• Paul Casey & Friends feat. Terri Hooley – ‘In The Days Before Rock ’n’ Roll’ (7.45pm)
• Brian Kennedy – ‘Days Like This’ (8pm)
• Mary Coughlan – ‘Warm Love’ (8.15pm)
• John Spillane – ‘Cleaning Windows’ (8.30pm)
• Altan – ‘Whenever God Shines His Light’ (8.45pm)
• Malaki – ‘Someone Like You’ (9pm)
• Glen Hansard – ‘Astral Weeks’ (9.15pm)
• Hozier – ‘Caravan’ (9.30pm)
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.