SIR VAN MORRISON
Wrest Park, 31st Aug 2018
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SIR VAN MORRISON
31st Aug 2018
English Heritage and Giles Cooper Entertainment (GCE) have announced the next huge outdoor show to take place as place at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire this summer will be the iconic Van Morrison, plus special guests, The Waterboys.
The Heritage Live Concert Series at Wrest Park will take place over the weekend of 31st August – 2nd September and will bring together the best in live music in the most unique of outdoor settings.
One of music’s undisputed true originals, Van Morrison’s matchless songwriting and vocal talents have seen him produce an incredible body of material throughout the course of his career that has seen him travers, and indeed master everything from the British R&B which he originally made his name, to Jazz, Celtic and Soul.
Though also experimenting in these different genres, Van Morrison’s commercial success is well documented – ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Here Comes The Night’, ‘Jackie Wilson Said’, ‘Bright Side Of The Road, ‘Have I Told You Lately’ – the list goes on.
Born of his Irish Showband instincts, the magic of the live performance has been a consistent feature of Morrison’s career. Over the course of his fifty year career Van Morrison has been recognised with awards and accolades such as a Knighthood, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honourary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, which all attest to the international reach of Van’s musical art.
Van Morrison released his 37th Studio Album ‘Roll with The Punches’ to critical acclaim in 2017.
Special guests for the show at Wrest Park will be Mike Scott’s The Waterboys. The folk-rock band, formed in Edinburgh in 1983, are known for their Celtic-tinged hits such as ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ and ‘The Whole of The Moon’.
Fronted by founder member Mike Scott, after a hiatus throughout most of the 1990’s Scott reformed the band in 2000. They continue to perform worldwide, releasing their most recent album of new material, ‘Out of All This Blue’, last year.