'Van the man' creates huge stir in the capital city
HE is an elusive and iconic figure who is rarely glimpsed on the streets of the capital.
So singer Van Morrison caused heads to turn when he arrived at the Clarence Hotel in a chauffeur-driven car wearing a pinstripe suit worthy of a banker. For once, he was even minus his sunglasses.
However, there was no tight tie on his white shirt – instead he sported an artistic flourish, with one of his trademark neckerchiefs.
The immensely private legendary singer, who stopped touring in the 80s, is due to play two gigs at the Slieve Donard hotel in Co Down at the end of the month and will appear at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October to perform in BluesFest.