Celtic Soul, the definitive tribute to Van Morrison come to the Ardhowen fresh from their sell-out show at the Ulster Hall.
Receiving critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform, they have continued their success with shows across Ireland. Always in demand, they were the house band and main performers in the BBC’s celebration of Astral Weeks 50th Birthday.
With years of playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands, the seven-piece band have the ingredients to deliver Van’s music authentically. They are: Clarke Wilson on Vocals and Saxophone, Ray McEvoy (Electric Guitar), Marcus McAuley (Acoustic Guitar), Rik Gay (Drums), Keith Ward (Piano and keyboards), Gerry McClurg (Trumpet) and Mark Crockard (Electric and Double Bass) Expect to hear songs from right across Van’s musical history including the big hits as well as stand out album tracks.
Let Celtic Soul take you on a journey through the songbook of our very own musical legend!
‘a great band, superb interpreters of Van’s back catalogue. Ralph McLean, BBC
‘ an excellent band’. Dr Linley Hamilton, Musician and Jazzland Presenter BBC
‘As close as you can get ... even the Man approves ‘. Noel Casey, Dublin City FM
‘A magnificent night of Van music’ Michael Duffy, Dundalk FM