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Van Morrison - Orangefield High School,Belfast East Side Arts Festival 22/23 August 2014


Van Morrison accompanied by his band performs  at Orangefield High School, Belfast as part of the East Side Arts Festival 22/23 August 2014


Celtic Swing  filmed by TheSweetthing2011


The last time Morrison trod the boards of Orangefield High, he would have been ‘Van the Boy', but he returned every inch the conquering hero.
After the customary Celtic Swing intro had set the mood, the first words out of the singer's mouth were the opening lines of Got To Go Back.
 (Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)

Orangefield/Brown Eyed Girl . filmed by  Age Jager


 “When I was a young boy back in Orangefield,” crooned the portly figure in black, “I used to look out my classroom window and dream.”
Morrison's dreams have certainly come true, and if his choice of setlist is to be taken at face value, he wouldn't change a thing.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)



Enlightenment.filmed by TheSweetthing2011


 “If I had to do it all over, I'd do the same thing again,” he sang on third song Only A Dream.
As for his erstwhile classmates and teachers, several hundred of them had crammed into the school's assembly hall
.(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)



Wonderful Remark. filmed by TheSweetthing2011

  The school’s closure is a shame on many levels, not least because the acoustics in the hall were better than those in many purpose-built music venues.
Every note Morrison and the band played was crystal clear, and the main man's vocals have rarely sounded better.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)


Whenever God Shine His Light.filmed by TheSweetthing2011



  Needless to say, he was hardly Mr Chatty, but he did seem in good form, whether announcing a “comedy section” (“Billy Connolly said I was very, very, very, very funny”) or delivering an impromptu Clint Eastwood impression during Rough God Goes Riding.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)


Into The Mystic.filmed by TheSweetthing2011


 Elsewhere, Morrison delighted with a string of hits including Moondance, Whenever God Shines His Light, Days Like This and Brown Eyed Girl.
The highlight of the evening was arguably the 1999 track Precious Time.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)


Rough God Goes Riding. filmed by megholm73


 The sentiment of the lyrics (“It doesn't matter to which God you pray/Precious time is slipping away”) took on a deeper resonance given the occasion.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)


Ballerina. filmed by Age Jager




Retreat and View filmed by TheSweetthing2011




Northern Muse(Solid Ground)filmed by TheSweetthing2011




Keep It Simple. filmed by   megholm73

 


Got To Go Back filmed byTheSweetthing2011




On Hyndford Street filmed byTheSweetthing2011



Magic Time. filmed byTheSweetthing2011


Now in his late sixties, it's clear Morrison has fallen in love with his home country all over again. The star has played everywhere from the Harp Bar to Dunluce Castle over the past few years.. But for sheer nostalgia and cultural significance, nothing is likely to top last night's school reunion at Orangefield.
(Belfast Telegraph – By Andrew Johnston – 23 August 2014)

                                                        THANKS TO THE TAPERS!!
“Orangefield High School played a significant role in east Belfast and at EastSide Arts we believe that this should be celebrated and, importantly, preserved,” said Mr Kinkaid.

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/van-to-bring-down-the-curtain-on-old-school-1-6110891
“Orangefield High School played a significant role in east Belfast and at EastSide Arts we believe that this should be celebrated and, importantly, preserved,” said Mr Kinkaid.

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/van-to-bring-down-the-curtain-on-old-school-1-6110891
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