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Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon humbled by legend accolade

By Erinn Kerr

The Divine Comedy will be proclaimed home-grown legends when the band receive a special tribute this autumn.

The group, fronted by Enniskillen man Neil Hannon, will be given the Oh Yeah Legend Award for their contribution to music here.

Hannon said: "I am amazed and humbled to be receiving this honour. There is nothing more gratifying than recognition from your homeland."

After receiving the Legend Award on November 14 at the Mandela Hall, the band will play a selection of songs from their back catalogue.

Stuart Bailie, CEO of the Oh Yeah music centre, said the Divine Comedy had delivered "stunning" music with "wit, emotion and intelligence".

He said: "We're so pleased that he has agreed to accept his award and to perform at the occasion."

This presentation is part of a wider programme of events for the Sound of Belfast which takes place in November.

Tickets for the concert and award ceremony are £12 each.

For more information contact info@ohyeahbelfast.com

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