Drawing on his experience of working with Van Morrison, Hughes examines the ways in which Morrison’s representation of Belfast offers a different view of the city from ubiquitous images of it as a city of conflict.
In turn, you are offered an insight into the originality and innovation Morrison brings to the art of song writing.
Eamonn Hughes teaches at the School of English at Queen’s University Belfast. Specialising in Irish literary and cultural studies, his history of Irish literature was broadcast by BBCNI in 2009. He worked with Van Morrison on his selected lyrics Lit Up Inside (2014).
This is a joint event between Liverpool Literary Festival and Liverpool Irish Festival, sponsored by The Institute of Irish Studies.
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