Duke Special’s Gramophone Club

Duke Special’s Gramophone Club is back

 & prizes for best dressed are up for grabs!!!

Following the successful inaugural events in Dublin’s Liquor Rooms, Belfast, Dundalk, Cork and Wexford, Duke Special’s Gramophone Club has picked up some residencies around Ireland. The word is spreading and people are beginning to come down in their droves to the club nights so they can swing and dance to all the 78rpm records of bygone times!

Duke Special’s Gramophone Club is set to bring the time warp night back this May and June but this time there are prizes up for grabs for the best dressed! We strongly encourage you to look your vintage best so you’re in with a chance of picking up a prize for looking fabulous! And also so you don’t stick out like a sore thumb as everyone comes down dressed to the nines in their old stylish threads ready to swing, tap and jive to the sounds from the decadence of the 1920’s Jazz Age, the pure glamour of the 1930’s Dance Band Era and the nostalgia of the War Years, exciting Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Jumpin’ Jive, exotic Latin and Calypso beats through to the Rock ‘n’ Roll explosion of the 1950s.

Duke Special’s Gramophone Club came about after a chance meeting with The Shellac Collective, a like-minded group of eccentrics who are passionate about 78rpm records from bygone times. Duke and the Shellacs started to appear at the same festivals and perform together on occasions. From here Duke decided to create the Irish arm of the Shellac Collective and so formed Duke Special’s Gramophone Club. Here he explains what it’s all about

Make sure you head to one of the below dates to get into the swing of the sounds Mr. Special will be playing and come dressed to impress!


Duke Special’s Gramophone Club will be visiting :

Thursday 29 May                The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin

Friday 30 May                       The Sunflower Bar, 65 Union Street, BT1 2JG, Belfast

Saturday 31 May                  The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Louth

Sunday 1 June                       Dr. Johns (above Blind Pig), William Street, Limerick