Watch: Ronnie Wood joins Van Morrison on stage at Páirc Festival in Kings Heath, Birmingham
Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood joins Van Morrison as surprise guest at Birmingham Irish music and culture event Páirc Festival at the Irish Centre in Kings Heath, Birmingham
Van Morrison was the headliner for day one, yesterday (Saturday, August 26), and Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones made a surprise appearance alongside the Irish singer renowned for his hits Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance and Gloria.
Ronnie’s wife Sally is from Moseley and he previously played with Van at the Sandringham Estates concerts the night before on Friday (August 25). Blues and soul singer Chris Farlowe also joined the stars, he is best known for his hit single Out of Time written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards which made it to number one in 1966.
Fans were delighted with the surprise double bill after enjoying a day of Irish music and culture from Mary Black, Mary Coughlan and Derek Ryan alongside local heroes The Father Teds and Bang On the Ear. There were also cheers for a welcome announcement that a full St Patrick’s Day Parade is returning to Birmingham next year. Irish Ambassador Martin Fraser was among the guests, with Conor McGregor Forged Irish Stout exclusively available for the first time outside his bar in Dublin in the VIP area.