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Three New Records

Please join me! I want to give you access to exclusive items, music and experiences across the release of 3 new records!

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Hello

I am pleased to be able to invite a select few of you, my good friends, to participate in the release of my three new records.

I have created some exciting new ways for you to get hold of the music and, by visiting my updates page, pledgers will also have exclusive access bonus music, demos, rough mixes and live tracks to videos, tour diaries and photographs from the road.

Also I have decided to donate a percentage of the profits from this Pledge to DePaul Ireland, a Charity which helps chronic alcoholics. They are passionate about what they do, working in the very heart of local communities.

Some of you will know these 3 records, but for those new to our world;

The first contains Studio Versions of the songs I wrote with Brecht’s words for the recent production of Mother Courage & Her Children at the National Theatre

The second is an E.P – ‘Huckleberry Finn’; the first ever recordings of 5 songs which comprise an unfinished musical by Kurt Weil based on the Huckleberry Finn novel by Mark Twain.

The third is a collection of songs inspried by Paul Auster’s Novel ‘The Book of Illusions’, entitled ’The Silent World of Hector Mann. This comprises 12 songs written by myself and 11 of my friends including Neil Hannon, Matt Hales and Ed Harcourt amongst others, and
recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, USA.

In order to raise funds to set up our own well-run DIY operation, and to put on some unusual and elaborate concert/theatrical experiences next year, we’re also offering some more unusual Duke Special things and experiences!

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Duke Special

Project Photo by Ryan Suffern

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15% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Depaul Ireland.

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AccessPass: Mother Courage & Her Children

Mother Courage & Her Children
£8
8.00
Available

Huckleberry Finn Signed & Numbered

£11
11.00
310 left

Combined Hector Mann and Huckleberry Finn digital downloads

£13
13.00
Available

Mother Courage CD Signed & Numbered

£15
15.00
243 left

The Silent World of Hector Man CD Signed & Numbered

£15
15.00
281 left

Signed Hardback Book of Duke Special Artwork and Lyrics

£30
30.00
423 left

Signed and numbered Hardback Book of Duke’s Artwork, Lyrics and Photos.

Pledgers only concert of all 3 records + Q&A (Belfast)

£40
40.00
74 left

On Saturday February 20th I will perform songs from all three records at The May Street Church in Belfast with a question and answer session plus signing. You will be emailed the specific date of the show the second its confirmed. If money has been taken for this item you will be fully refunded if you let us know within 7 days that you can’t attend!

Pledgers only concert of all 3 records + Q&A (Dublin)

£40
40.00
19 left

On Friday 19th February I will perform songs from all three records at The Smock Alley Theatre at St Michael John’s Church in Dublin with a question and answer session plus signing. You will be emailed the specific date of the show the second its confirmed. If money has been taken for this item you will be fully refunded if you let us know within 7 days that you can’t attend!

Hand written Lyric Sheet

£45
45.00
65 left

Duke will hand write the lyrics to any song of his that you choose!

Please specify the song of your choice in the “anything else you’d like the artist to know” box in the delivery section.

White Label Vinyl Slipcase Boxset

£50
50.00
240 left

White Label Vinyl Slipcase Boxset of Hector Mann, Huckleberry Finn & Mother Courage. Limited run of 250 only. Incredibly rare!

Phone the Duke!

£55
55.00
All gone!

20 minute Skype call with Duke!

Handwritten Duke Special Poem

£60
60.00
28 left

Duke will hand write you a poem on the subject of your choice!

Please specify the subject of your choice in the “anything else you’d like the artist to know” box in the delivery section.

Set of 3 Mounted Duke Special Photographs

£60
60.00
77 left

Set of 3 Wet Double Mounted Duke Special Photographs chosen by you from a Gallery
of Duke Special photographs

3 Disc Boxed Set and Hardback book of Artwork and Lyrics

£65
65.00
447 left

Duke will personally write you a thank you note and slip it into this limited edition boxed set. Includes hardback lyric artwork and photo book.

Pledgers only concert of all 3 records + Q&A (London)

£70
70.00
All gone!

On February 25th I will perform songs from all three records at Hoxton Hall in London with a question and answer session plus signing.
You will be emailed the specific date of the show the second its confirmed. If money has been taken for this item you will be fully refunded if you let us know within 7 days that you can’t attend!

2 x ACCESS ALL AREAS passes to the show of your choice.

£80
80.00
All gone!

Come to any Duke Special show of your choice in 2010 and get 2 AAA passes to come back stage, to sound check, or to the after show party. If you can get there you are in!

An Original piece of Duke Special Artwork

£95
95.00
20 left

We will send you a unique screen print of Duke Special artwork.

A Day in the recording studio with Duke

£100
100.00
12 left

Come down to the studio and watch Duke at work. (Belfast or London only)

Please specify which in the “anything else you’d like the artist to know” box in the delivery section.

Write a song with Duke Special!

£100
100.00
All gone!

Come to Duke’s Studio in Belfast and spend a couple of hours writing a song with him. (Transport and accommodation not included)

The Complete Duke Special on CD, Vinyl and DVD

£150
150.00
198 left

The complete works of Duke Special on CD, DVD and Vinyl in a Duke Tote Bag. Approximately 20 pieces!!

Photograph Duke Special!

£200
200.00
All gone!

Duke will make himself available for a 2 hour photo session. You get to snap him in London or Belfast (transport not included).

Complete Set of Merchandise inc hardback art & lyric book

£300
300.00
8 left

The Complete set of every Duke Special CD, Vinyl, Merchandise with handwritten note, and hardback lyric artwork and photos! Contains now rare Empire Box set.

Dinner with Duke Special

£300
300.00
All gone!

Dinner with Duke Special and manager Phil Nelson at your house and they’ll bring the dessert!

Limited to Belfast, London & Brighton

Entry for you and a mate to any 2010 Duke Special show

£300
300.00
All gone!

Two laminates allowing entry for any show that Duke Plays in 2010. If you can get there you are in!

Exclusive recording of cover song of your choice

£300
300.00
6 left

Duke will record an exclusive version of a cover of your choice. It can be any song and it will be a unique recording for you.

Please specify the song of your choice in the “anything else you’d like the artist to know” box in the delivery section.

Duke's Private Sightseeing Tour

£1,000
1000.00
All gone!

Duke will pick you and a friend up at Belfast Airport and will show you the sights of his home town.

Return flight for one person within the EU included.

Duke Special Private Concert

£1,500
1500.00
All gone!

Duke will come out to your home and play songs for you and whomever you invite over. Limited to UK & Europe only.

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