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Unmissable recreation of Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album live at the Kirkgate

Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social / Ellen & the Escapades

[R]elive the magic of Paul Simon’s iconic Graceland here in Cockermouth this November, as it’s performed live in the new Kirkgate winter season…

Popular Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social / Ellen & the Escapades) and his incredible 7-piece band will come together for one night only to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory.

Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves – if you’re lucky!

Conceived as a one-time only show (and due to high demand), Gary’s Graceland band is now a permanent fixture; presenting a perfect concert for the festive season.

Centre Manager Gilli Goodfellow said: “I remember what a brilliant album this was first time round and I’m really looking forward to seeing this as one of the November highlights here at the Kirkgate. Are there diamonds on the soles of Gary Stewart’s shoes I wonder?”

Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you’re basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe!

“Gary Stewart & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of Paul Simon’s Graceland album but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.” Joe Rusby – Underneath the Stars Festival

Tickets to Gary Stewart’s Graceland at the Kirkgate Centre are on sale now, available on the Kirkgate Arts website: and direct from the Box Office: 01900 826448. Early booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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