special delivery for limavady
The one, the only Duke Special performs with us on Saturday 5 May, 8pm.
Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, artistically ambitious and bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality, his self-confessed “hobo-chic” sound is awash with vaudevillian sensibilities, beautifully bruised romanticisms and addictive melodies. With dashes of Gershwin and orchestral swing, tinged with a Northern Irish lilt and poetic lyrics that could feature in a modern-day fairy tale, Duke Special is the perfect balance of old and new.
His critically acclaimed 2006 album ‘Songs From the Deep Forest’ achieved platinum status in Ireland, and combined with his 2008 follow up ‘I Never Thought This Day Would Come’, led to Duke pursuing such creative avenues that the average artist can only dream of! He has written music for a critically acclaimed production at London’s National Theatre in 2009 and his most recent project was a major collaboration with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The resulting work, Under the Dark Cloth, was described by The Irish Times as ‘luxurious left-of-centre music’ and Duke as ‘one of Ireland’s most supremely unconventional talents’. Read the 4 star review here
Performing to sold-out shows across the world, he has also opened for artists such as Van Morrison and Snow Patrol. Tonight, he presents a feast of music including songs from his new album ‘Oh Pioneer’. You can now download his new single Punch of a Friend free here
This is one of two Northern Ireland tour dates Duke is doing in May to promote his new album, sandwiched in between his international dates, so this really is a unique opportunity to catch this unique, creative artist live in Limavady!’
‘A grand storyteller and lyricist, he stands at his piano, behind a curtain of dreadlocks and black eyeliner, and draws the crowd into his tales of heartbreak and woe. From the loud eruptions of the crowd, you could tell we were singing from the same hymn sheet.’ The Independent
‘By turns jaunty and mournful, and always rich in detail, his piano-led songs were realised exquisitely by a tight clutch of backing musicians.’ The Scotsman
Tickets cost £15 full / £13 concession and are available from our Box Office on Tel: 028 7776 0650, but hurry as they’re selling fast!
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