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Tuesday
Apr182017

Urgent Rory-Wedding Music Plea: Not Coldplay!

I have no problem admitting I own Coldplay music and certainly understand, barring a reunion of Rory buds One Direction, they would be a huge get for the McIlroy-Stoll nuptials.

Ivan Little details those wedding plans for the Belfast Telegraph, set for Saturday at the beautiful Ashford Castle.

The Sun is reporting that Coldplay is the musical choice and while I have every reason to doubt that publication, I'm going to give them the benefit and assume the bride and groom will be serenaded by Yellow, Clocks and, gulp, Viva La Vida.

Rory you've had him perform at your foundation dinner. Furthermore, Have I Told You Lately that Someone Like You is moving Into The Mystic with this marriage, living on the Bright Side of The Road and most of all, marrying a Brown-Eyed Girl? So for this Wild Night of Crazy Love, there is only one man for this wedding: Van Morrison.

I know, the kids will wonder who that cranky old geezer is cranking out the tunes, but you know Van and the band can still bring it.

If nothing else, my suggestion was better than Feinstein's. (He apparently thinks you are marrying the daughter of a Long Island hedge fund billionaire.)

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Rors.... was not the obvious choice The Script featuring Will.i.am Screw walking down the aisle to Cannon in D, give us what we crave, give us "the hall of fame"
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmile
I'd go with Isbell. Cover Me Up and Flagship, maybe send the guests home with Super 8.
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
No Tupelo Honey?
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterTremendous Slouch
I would not admit to owning coldplay, if I did and I don't
If Rory had any clout he'd have U2 play his wedding or Pearl Jam
Van Morrison is one crusty SOB. I caught him at an outdoor folk festival a few years ago. He uttered not one word from the stage and was in the car and off the grounds before the band had wrapped up the last song. Seems like he'd be delightful wedding entertainment.
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike C
@Mike C....sounds like the show at the Hollywood Bowl about 10 years ago...longtime fan, first time I saw him...last time I'll see him too!

Is my memory playing tricks on me, or does it seem that virtually all weddings with famous musical guests don't seem to have happy endings?
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterManku
When I saw Van he didn't play "Brown eyed Girl". No interaction with the crowd. Almost all the songs were from his latest album. Very disappointing

He was playing with Ray Charles (1996); now that guy was fabulous.
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterStiggy
Manku

I was there for the Hollywood Bowl 'concert" also...you forgot that he turned his back a few times...love his music, but would never waste money on him again...a beautiful night under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl wasn't enough in this case!

#should get our money back
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterC.C.
2013 interview
http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/an-encounter-with-van-morrison-21753

Cranky...? He says that Springsteen and Seger not only owe their career to him, but also royalties... lol

rob
04.19.2017 | Unregistered Commentermainuh
Love seeing that photo of Rory and Van. Big points for both for doing that foundation dinner. Hope he put on a good show for the lad!
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC
Coldplay is so last century. Or at least last decade.

Does this mean that some day Rors will consciously uncouple? Hope not.
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterV.Lind
I would say Daniel O'Donnell would be the better choice. Not afraid to perform a cover if needed.

He bought me a beer at Nairn & Port Noo, what a good chap he is.
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
Christy Moore?? The Cranberries? Sinead???

At least they're Oirish...

DM
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
Love the Crans, but I somehow do not conflate Dolores O'Riordan's plangent nasals with weddings. And somehow "I thought the world of you, I thought nothing would go wrong, but I was wrong" does not strike the right note for "our song."
04.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterV.Lind
Well if he was marrying the daughter of a LI billionaire he could at least get the "I Do" class of membership to Sebonack!
04.23.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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