Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick releases special performance ahead of Glentoran's Irish Cup final against Ballymena United

Fri, Jul 31 2020

Warwick (centre) has filled the great Phil Lynott's shoes in Thin Lizzy since 2010. Credit: Black Star Riders

Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick showed his support for his local team Glentoran ahead of Friday night’s Irish Cup final against Ballymena United.

The East Belfast native performed Black Star Riders’ ‘Finest Hour’ with a few Glens-related lyric changes as they look to seal their first cup title in five years at Windsor Park.

Mick McDermott’s side have yet to qualify for Europe after finishing fifth in the curtailed Premiership season and will hope to seal the last of Northern Ireland’s two Europa League spots.

They overcame Cliftonville in a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Monday evening after Ballymena had likewise seen of Coleraine with the aid of spotkicks.

Warwick, who was formerly singer with Glasgow band the Almighty, joined Lizzy in 2010 following the departure of John Sykes, who had revived the band in 1996 ten years after Phil Lynott’s death.

The current line-up, which includes classic-era guitarist Scott Gorham, perform their own original material under the name Black Star Riders.