Van Morrison, Llangollen Eisteddfod - review

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Musical royalty in the shape of Van the Man graced the stage for the latest Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod evening concert.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison – or Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE - to give him his full title, showed a capacity crowd last night just why he was knighted for services to music.

The Northern Ireland musician who has been on the scene since he was a youngster but came to prominence in the 1960s when he formed his band Them, has been a major influence across the world ever since.

With his latest band of eight consummate musicians, Van Morrison played and sang non-stop for 90 minutes giving the audience a fantastic show of jazz, blues, Celtic and African-inspired songs.

The star didn’t speak a word to the audience throughout his show, just letting the music do the talking – and, wow, was it articulate.

Numbers ran into each other, including Have I Told You Lately and I’ve Got My Mojo Working, and finished with a superb rendition of Brown Eyed Girl that got the audience on its feet and rocking in the aisles.

Another huge success for the Eisteddfod.

By Deborah Knox


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