Van Morrison to emphasise poetry and lyrics at Sligo LiveJuly 6, 2012 - 7:00am
The summer may just be kicking off, but start making plans for October because Sligo Live has just announced a major coup. Van Morrison will be playing the festival on Sunday, October 28, when the legendary singer will present a show entitled Lyrics and Poetry: Emphasis On Words.
This intimate and performance at IT Sligo's Knocknarea Arena will see Van Morrison accompanied by his rhythm section performing songs with a strong emphasis on words, together with readings from his poetry. Songs from his albums, Astral Weeks, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher and Hymns to the Silence will feature in this very special show.
Having been greatly influenced by his father’s eclectic record collection which incorporated blues, folk, country, soul jazz and R’n’B, Van Morrison fused these influences to create his own unique style His compositions also have strong lyrical component with many songs showing the influence of visionary poets, W.B.Yeats and William Blake.
The choice of Sligo, the spiritual home of Yeats, to launch this new show is no coincidence. Morrison shares many of Yeats’ touches including the references to iconic youthful haunts; places like like Belfast’s Cyprus Avenue and Orangefield School feature large in his songs.
Tickets to this special concert are on sale now from sligolive.ie (€47.50 plus €1 Service charge). Numbers are strictly limited and there is a limit of eight tickets per order.