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A message from Duke....

'Blood for Ghosts' is the title of my new album, which is the result of an exploration of an archive of

mainly Irish-American song sheets from the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco.

I was interested in discovering  if some of these songs could survive being brought into the

present day; if they still felt relevant or were still able to move us in some way.

Of the ten songs, six are recognisable from the original song sheets, one was adapted from another

version, for two I have written new music, and for one, new words.

I will reveal more about the recording process and history of the songs as we go along, but for now,

it’s enough to say that I am very proud of the recordings and am excited to share them with you all!


Thank you so much for your support.


Duke Special x


We are thrilled to launch this pre-order campaign for 'Blood for Ghosts' on vinyl and hope that by ordering your copy in advance, you feel that you are contributing to the process of releasing this record into the world! Funds raised from the campaign will help pay for up-front costs for artwork, mastering and manufacturing the record on vinyl. We will reveal the artwork as soon as it's ready.

'Blood for Ghosts' is NOT being released on CD, but a download code will be included with every vinyl copy. The album will also be released as a very special book, with an accompanying download code, but this is not currently available to pre-order. The book will be available to pre-order at a future date still to be confirmed.
We hope to release the album in October, as long as there are no unforseen delays in production. Once we have a better idea of time-lines for artwork & manufacture, we will be able to confirm the officical release date and let you know when the pre-orders will be sent.
This vinyl pre-order campaign will run from Thursday 18th May until Friday 6th October.
As with 'Hallow' and the Songbooks, we offered exclusive Limited Edition Signed & Numbered versions.
These were initially limited to 100 copies, but these sold out in less than 24 hours, so we added another 30 copies, but these have now also SOLD OUT. There will be no more Limited Editions, but you can still order a signed or standard copy. All versions include a download code.
Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Vinyl - £30 (SOLD OUT!)
Signed Vinyl - £25
Standard Vinyl - £22
All prices include postage & packing costs.
Pre-order your copy now!






£30 (inc p&p)

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The pre-order campaign will end at 5pm on
Official release date for the album is TBC.
e will announce when we are ready to start posting orders. Orders will be sent via Royal Mail using standard 2nd class post to UK addresses and standard Air Mail to outside UK.
Please allow 7 days for delivery in UK and 14 days outside UK.

Contact us if your order hasn't arrived after this time.
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£25 (inc p&p)


£22 (inc p&p)

On Advocate, you can also purchase a birthday card with a special message from Duke, a song-writing session, a recording of your choice and a house concert!


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