Signature Series 2011: Ruby and the Duke - The Concert
Wednesday 2 February, National Concert Hall
Also in Cork Opera House, Sunday 6 February
Special guests Mary Coughlan and Mary Kate Geraghty
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
David Brophy conductor
Opening the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series 2011
The bold and brilliant Duke Special makes a personal journey through the life and work of one of Ireland's most successful performing artists, Ruby Murray. Inspired by the RTÉ Television/Hardy Films documentary Ruby and the Duke (RTÉ One, 18 January, 10.15pm), this concert features Duke Special's interpretations of her work, with guest appearances by two of the most striking Irish female singers of today, Mary Coughlan and Mary Kate Geraghty.
The concert will also feature some of Duke's own personal works. Renowned for his theatrical and engaging performances, and diverse use of instruments starting with the conventional and stretching to kitchen utensils and an old gramophone, his distinctive voice and poetic lyrics have granted him mass appeal and made him one of today's most sought-after performers.
A unique evening to open the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series 2011.
NCH: €15-€35 (€13-€33)
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online
For Cork ticket and booking information see here
Also in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series 2011
Curtis Stigers in A Celebration of Classic MGM Musicals
Karl Jenkins conducting The Armed Man
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch
Christmas with Lesley Garrett