News

Van Morrison marks Freedom Award with Belfast gig

Van Morrison marks Freedom Award with Belfast gig

Van Morrison will receive the Freedom of Belfast award. Photo: Associated Press

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison plans to play a special gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland to celebrate winning the freedom of the city.

Civic officials announced last month that the “Brown Eyed Girl” hit maker will be given the “Freedom of Belfast,” the highest honor the city can bestow on a person.

He has announced a gig at the city’s Ulster Hall on Nov. 15 to mark the honor.

Morrison says, “Belfast is my home. It is where I first heard the music that influenced and inspired me… It is where I first performed and it is somewhere I have referred back to many times in my songwriting over the past 50 years. I am delighted and honored to receive the freedom of the city.”

The singer is expected to receive the Freedom of Belfast next year.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

Fresh
gun

A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

in Local

Man Charged in Connection With July IED Found Downtown

BRADFORD MOSS

Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

in Local

Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

poverty

Census says numbers are stagnant

in Local

It’s Time to Watch Out for Deer

IL Deer

November, October top months, says State Farm

in Local

The Case against the Illiana

local_news_generic

No real evidence it's going to be money well spent, Illinois PIRG says