Van the Man to become Sir Van in Queen's honours list

Van Morrison who has been given a knighthood in yesterday's Queen's Birthday Honours
Gail Bell
HE is best known as simply 'Van the Man', but the east Belfast music legend will have to get used to becoming Sir George Ivan Morrison after he collects a knighthood in the latest Queen's birthday honours list. Morrison, who is due to perform at a sold-out 70th birthday gig at Cyprus Avenue in August, has been recognised for services to the music industry and tourism. He is among 85 Northern Ireland 'honours' recipients, including an octogenarian ploughing champion from Coleraine and a Hong Kong-born expert in the 'Chinese Lion Dance'. At 89 years old, Hugh Barr is the oldest person selecte[...]

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