Lyra and Ryan Sheridan to feature on ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’ tonight –

Lyra and Ryan Sheridan’s performances for Van Morrison’s 75th birthday celebration are going live tonight.

Following stunning performances on ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’ last night, we’re bringing you another special evening of back-to-back Van covers – with Lyra performing ‘A New Kind Of Man’, followed by Ryan Sheridan performing ‘When The Leaves Come Falling Down’.

Over the course of the YouTube event, celebrating Van Morrison’s 75th birthday, you can expect even more renditions of his remarkable songs from some of the most iconic names in the country.

Following the release of her Rupert Christie-produced debut EP WILD in 2016, Lyra has rapidly established herself as one of Ireland’s most captivating pop talents. She has continued to develop her unique sound with a string of acclaimed releases and live performances – and was recently announced as one of the first wave of acts for Reading & Leeds 2021.

Initially finding success as a busker, Co. Monaghan multi-instrumentalist Ryan Sheridan has built up a reputation as one of the country’s most popular performers – releasing two acclaimed album, The Day You Live Forever and Here and Now, through Rubyworks.

Lyra’s performance of ‘A New Kind Of Man’ (7pm Irish Standard Time) and Ryan Sheridan’s performance of ‘When The Leaves Come Falling Down’ (8pm) premiere tonight, September 3, on the Hot Press YouTube channel.


See the schedule for the upcoming performances on ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’ below:

  • Thurs Sept 3, Lyra A New Kind Of Man (7pm); Ryan Sheridan When The Leaves Come Falling Down (8pm)
  • Fri Sept 4, Cathal Coughlan Come Here My Love (7pm); Brand New Friend Wonderful Remark (8pm)
  • Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
  • Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic’s Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale

Each ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’ performance premieres every night on theHot Press YouTube channel. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of our upcoming videos, subscribe to our YouTube here!

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.


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