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The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it's live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music.

More recently the pub has added Blues and more modern Jazz bands to its program and now has live music on every night of the week and on Sunday lunch times.

Easter Weekend No More Scaffolding Re-launch

After nearly a year the scaffolding will finally be coming down off of The Old Duke next week. To celebrate this event we're having a little 're-launch' of the pub. Basically a few extra bands over the Easter weekend.

Please come and join us.

2014 Old Duke Easter Weekend Re-launch
Thursday April 17 - Monday April 21
Thursday 17th April
9pm - 11pm The Zen Hussies
Friday 18th April
4pm - 7pm The Bristol Jazz Establishment
8.30pm - 11pm The Algiers Stompers featuring  Andrew Hall (New Orleans)
Saturday 19th April
3pm - 7.30pmImmigrant Swing
9pm - 11pm The Carny Villains
Sunday 20th April
12.30pm - 3pmThe Robin Reece Jazz Band
5pm - 7.30pm The Handsome Bastards
9pm - 11pm Eddie Martin's Blues Band
Bank Holiday Monday 21st April
4pm - 6.30pm Kitty and the Purramours
8.30pm - 11pm Cass' Combo with Jessica Radcliffe

I'd like to thank CB Construction for all of their hard work over the last year. ParticularlyIslwyn for looking after the scaffolding and all of his help.

I'd also like to thank Dean Arnel and Clifton Decorators Ltd for the fantastic job they did with the painting.

Bands - add your profile to our site.

If you are in a band that plays at the Old Duke would you like your profile featured on this web site? Just email a description of your band, a photograph and even an mp3 of your music and we will add it to our band profiles.

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My Home of Music 

A brand new documentary series kicks off this September on BBC Radio Bristol. Broadcast every weeknight at 6.15 on BBC Radio Bristol, 'My Home of Music' tells the personal stories of musical homes in the West. 

And we have been featured! 

Throughout the series, locations will range from The Old Duke, The Glen and The Granary to Russ Conway's childhood home and the Bristol Institute of Modern Music. The programmes will also be telling the story of those less likely musical homes, such as Twerton Park, Milsom Street in Bath and music therapy at St. Peters Hospice.

See this 'My Home of Music' video of The Old Duke in Bristol.

BBC Radio Bristol invites people to visit the Colston Hall throughout the series and record their message.Visitors will also be able to listen to some of the pieces on the BBC Radio Bristol Theatre Jukebox in the Glass Room. 

Listeners can also tweet @myhomeofmusic or email

For more information see here:

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