With interest in Van Morrison raised after his recent 70th birthday concerts, Donegal fans of his have the opportunity to see a unique take on his work.
‘Moondance: The Van Morrison Project’ features exquisite Irish language versions of Morrison’s songs, translated by poets Cathal Póirtéir and Gabriel Rosenstock.
They will be performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, David Blake, and Hilary Bow, with support from the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. Margaret Lonergan has created stunning screen projections of the lyrics.
Liam O’Maonlai needs no introduction to Irish audiences. As the lead singer of the very successful Hothouse Flowers he brought us the massive selling Don’t Go.
He’s since made himself a name as a fine solo singer and collaborator with many top musicians.
His love of the Irish language is well known too.
Following on from his concert last year with the songs of Leonard Cohen Liam Ó Maonlaí, David Blake, Hilary Bow and the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra bring us songs from Van Morrison this Friday night 25th September at 8pm at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny.
From the pulsing rhythm and blues of ‘Gloria’ to the sweet, breezy folk rock of ‘Tupelo Honey’ to the ecstatic gospel of ‘Full Force Gale’, Van Morrison’s music is marked by its emotional drive. Over five decades, he has created a musical vision as much steeped in the poetry of John Donne, Yeats, Rimbaud and Kerouac as it is in blues, jazz and soul. At the heart of it all is a unique Blakean sense of wonder.
To book call 074 91 20777 or online at angrianan.com..