DUKE SPECIAL – LIVE AT THE OH YEAH CENTRE, 27.1.2011

Was at the Oh Yeah Centre tonight for the launch of a new charity EP by Duke Special, of covers of songs by Belfast born singer Ruby Murray.

Duke Special had become interested in Ruby Murray when filming a documentary on her for RTE, and recorded this EP to raise money for Depaul Ireland.

Ruby Murray was a major star in the 1950s, who died in 1996 aged only 61. She is commemorated in her home city with a blue plaque outside the Ulster Hall and a mosaic mural in her home neighbourhood of Donegall Road.

Duke Special only played five songs, interlinking it with clips from the documentary he recorded but it was an enjoyable evening with Duke on form.

Working on this concept, he will be performing this album in Dublin next Wednesday with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

The album can be found on Depaul’s website, and is well worth a purchase, as it is an enjoyable listen.

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3 thoughts on “DUKE SPECIAL – LIVE AT THE OH YEAH CENTRE, 27.1.2011

  1. Duke Special is with out a doubt the most industrious and unique creative musician I’ve ever come across and a wonderful international ambassdor for a region already rich in artistic talent. So looking forward to the Ruby shows in February and following his other art projects in the USA in March. A busy start to 2011 by anybody’s standards.

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