- 31 Aug 20
As part of our celebrations for Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Paul Casey & Friends feat. Terri Hooley perform 'In The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll', and Paul shares his reflections on Van's music.
One of most highly respected guitarists and singer-songwriters to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years, Paul Casey released his acclaimed double album, Moving On, last year.
His performance of 'In The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll' also features Terri Hooley, Liam Bradley (Drums & Percussion [Van Morrison Band 1994, 1997–1999, 2003, 2008, 2016]), Nicky Scott (Bass [Van Morrison Band 1990–1998]), Rod McVey ( Piano & Accordion [Van Morrison Band 1990–1991]), Paul Casey (Guitar, Harmonic & Vocals), Damien McGeehan (Fiddle) andLauren Doherty [Amberlight] (Backing Vocals) – as well as appearances from Eve Blair, Mickey Bradley, Billy Doherty, Ralph McLean, John Kelly, Gino Lupari, Paddy Nash & Diane Greer and Kate St. John. The music was produced by Liam Bradley & Paul Casey, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Paul Casey at Cable Junction Studio.
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"‘In The Days Before Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is a song my Da loved. As a kid I always wondered what all the words meant. It was just so interesting and different to anything l had ever heard at the time."
Read more in the new Van Morrison Special Issue of Hot Press, and watch Paul Casey & Friends feat. Terri Hooley perform 'In The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll' 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.