Published: 17/12/2012 11:47 - Updated: 17/12/2012 11:58

Duke Special Inverness date for 2013

Duke Special returns to Inverness.
Duke Special returns to Inverness.

THERE'S a long-awaited return on March 12 to Inverness for Belfast singer songwriter Duke Special aka Peter Wilson, who this time will play the Ironworks.

There's been a music-hall feel to his live performances - despite his unique eyeliner and dreadlocks look - since the earliest days before debut album Adventures In Gramophoneland back in 2005.

He often plays 78 records as part of his show and at this summer's Camp Bestival, he performed both live sets and debuted as a 78rpm record DJ!

His latest album Oh Pioneer is the seventh album from his own record label Adventures in Gramophone.

In the past Duke Special has supported acts including Crowded House, Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, The Beautiful South and The Divine Comedy.

Other high profile projects have included playing at the Last Night Of The Proms in 2010, presenting a documentary on the life and songs of Belfast's legendary 50s singer Ruby Murray and releasing an album of her songs in 2011. Also that year, he performed songs based on three pioneering photographers whose work is shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, before releasing the songs on an album performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

For ticket information, go to the venue's website at or check out their Facebook page.

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