- 20 Aug 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Little Hours performs 'Streets Of Arklow', and shares her reflections on Van's music and influence.
Little Hours, aka Co. Donegal multi-instrumentalist John Doherty, released his self-titled debut EP in 2014 – featuring 'It's Still Love', which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year. After clocking up support slots for James Bay, Tim Baxter and his Rubyworks labelmates Hudson Taylor, Little Hours released his debut album, Now The Lights Have Changed, last year.
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"Van Morrison was one of the reasons I started singing to begin with. His vocal and lyrical style is just so unique, raw and honest. It's something that I take inspiration from all the time."
Read more in the upcoming Van Morrison Special Issue of Hot Press, and watch Little Hours perform 'Streets Of Arklow' below:
See the full schedule for the upcoming performances on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- 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)
- Mon Aug 24 Damien Rice Crazy Love (7pm); ROE Lifetimes (8pm)
- Tues Aug 25 Moncrieff Hungry For Your Love (7pm); Loah If I Ever Needed Someone (8pm)
- Wed Aug 26 Rosie Carney Gypsy Queen (7pm); Whenyoung Irish Heartbeat (8pm)
- Thur Aug 27 Mary Stokes Band Roll With The Punches (7pm); Wyvern Lingo Domino (8pm)
- Fri Aug 28 Beoga Scandinavia (7pm); Reevah Ballerina (8pm)
- Sat Aug 29 Luka Bloom Madame George (7pm); Conor Marcus Rough God Goes Riding (8pm)
- Sun Aug 30 David Lyttle feat. Liam Neeson On Hyndford Street (7pm); Paul Brady Cry For Home (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.