To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Irish singer-songwriter LYRA is releasing her uplifting track ‘Light Me Up’, which is taken from the recently released ‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ movie which stars an impressive Irish voice cast, including Pierce Brosnan, John Kavanagh, Brendan Gleeson and Aisling Bea. Co-written by LYRA and ‘Riverdance’ Grammy award-winning composer Bill Whelan ‘Light Me Up’ has been introducing Netflix, Sky and NOW TV viewers to LYRA’s impassioned voice and ‘Celtic-Beat’ sound since ‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ debuted on streaming platforms at the close of 2021. Bill Whelan’s innate feel for the cinematic drama of traditional Irish music makes him an ideal collaborator for Cork-born LYRA’s unique positivity and inspiring energy.
‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ which tells the story of an Irish boy named Keegan (Sam Hardy) and a Spanish girl named Moya (Hannah Herman Cortes) as they journey into the mythical world of the legendary Megaloceros Giganteus has been a big hit on Netflix worldwide and (in the UK & Ireland) on Sky and NOW TV.
The movie featured in the top 10 most-watched Films in 71 countries on Netflix and sat at number 2 in kids content on Netflix US. The film’s producers have had many enquiries from viewers about LYRA’s song so, due to public demand and to coincide with the cultural celebration of St. Patrick’s Day ‘Light Me Up’ by LYRA, from ‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ will be released on all digital platforms, Thursday March 17th.
Speaking about the release Lyra says…: “What an absolute dream come true! I absolutely LOVED being involved in this project, and am so honoured to have written the closing song for this amazing movie. What a magical experience. Now LETS DANCE”
Lyra is a young Irish singer-songwriter hailing from County Cork. She started releasing music in 2016 when her song ‘Emerald’ was used by a number of TV shows including ‘Teen Wolf’, ‘The X Factor’ and ‘The Only Way Is Essex’. Her 2019 single ‘Falling’ was featured in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Love Island’. She recently collaborated with mysterious dance producer / collective Unsecret for ‘We Are Beautiful’ which soundtracked the 2022 season preview for the STARZ network. Her 2021 single ‘Lose My Mind’ has been one of the biggest airplay records in Ireland for the last six months, and in-demand Irish club DJ / producer Shane Codd has just remixed the track.
It’s been over 2 years since Riverdance performed in Ireland but it will be back this summer with an extraordinary new interpretation which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the show – it plays Live at the Marquee, Cork from 2nd to 5th June and at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin from 17th June to 11th September. Tickets are on sale now.