Duke Special set for Newry gig

Paul Malone Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Entertainment, What's On

Following the release of his albumOh Pioneer’ Lisburn-born, Belfast-resident Duke Special has just announced a run of December dates which will include the very intimate Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry.

Duke Special and his band will perform songs from the new album as well as a selection of hits, rarities and sing-along tunes in his own inimitable style, while support will come from the tremendous Lisa O’Neill.

You’ll know Duke Special, of course, from catchy songs such as Freewheel and Our Love Goes Deeper Than This (Freewheel was recently nominated the second best Northern Irish song of all time at Radio Ulster’s Great Northern Songbook).

You’ll know him also from his Choice Music Prize nominations (2005’s Adventures in Gramophone, 2006’s Songs From The Deep Forest) and his three Meteor Music Award nominations.

What you may not be aware of, however, is the vast array of other bits and pieces Duke has been up to since his 2008 album, I Never Thought This Day Would Come.

In the past three years, the Duke has put his singular artistic imprint on five albums: Little Revolutions Volume 1 & 2, The Stage, A Book & The Silver Screen (comprising songs from the London stage show, Mother Courage And Her Children, The Silent World Of Hector Mann, and the EP, Huckleberry Finn), and Under The Dark Cloth (a record inspired by the works of pioneering American photographers Paul Strand, Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz).

It is clear that Duke Special is someone who finds creative nourishment in all aspects of the art and literary world.

Tickets for Duke Special are £14/£12 concessions, and are available from Carlin Records, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, or online at www.jfpromotions.co.uk from Saturday 20th October.

 


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