Special guests announced for Adventures in Belfast shows.

Posted on Thursday 2nd March

We are thrilled to announce the special guests who will be joining Duke on his forthcoming series of shows in Belfast. It’s a stellar and eclectic list of suitably intriguing music from around Ireland, with each artist personally selected by Duke himself to fit the occasion

7 & 8 April - Sunflower Public House - Special Guest: JOEL HARKIN

A singer of songs and a spinner of yarns from Donegal. His 2020 album Never Happy was shortlisted for the NI Music Prize. Joel describes himself a miserable Irish socialist and an
alternative folk singer

3 June - The Black Box (Afternoon All Ages & Evening Shows) - Special Guest: BLIND STITCH

A project featuring the music of Kevin Murphy, a celebrated cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter from Cork, Ireland, who has also featured as a guest musician with many Irish and international artists including The National, Bon Iver, Jenny Lewis, Lisa Hannigan, Rick Danko, and Dave Gahan.

3 August - Ulster Sports Club - Special Guest: SASHA SAMARA

An alt-pop artist from Belfast, bringing a fresh vision that is honest and insightful. Her live performances are magnetic, combining her joyful energy and introspective curiosity.

6 October - Deer’s Head Music Hall - Special Guest: NIAMH DUNNE

Known for her folk infused fiddle compositions and smoky warm vocal style, Niamh has performed on the world stage as founding member of the Grammy nominated band Beoga, whose profile was elevated in 2017 through their writing and performances on Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ album and supporting on his 2018 tour.

1 December - Empire Music Hall - Special Guest: CIARAN LAVERY

An NI Music Prize winner, with an acclaimed catalogue of releases, headline tours and major festival appearances under his belt, and an international reach underlined by his more than 100,000,000 spotify streams and many famed admirers.

Tickets for all of Duke Special’s Adventures in Belfast shows are currently on sale via