- Clips (8)Latest ClipDuke Special performs new song 'Without, Within'
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- Duke Special performs new song 'Without, Within'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02x1wcf.jpg2015-07-14T10:41:00ZDuke Special composed a series of compositions for a production of Gulliver's Travels.This song's taken from the production & performed exclusively on the Gerry Kelly programme.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p02x1x5ySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Duke Special performs new song 'Without, Within'
- Duke Special - Live in Belfasthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c71kt.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZDuke Special performs Yvette's Song and a cover of Mumford & Sons' The Cave at the ATL / Headroom gig in the Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, on 29th March 2010.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p00dt5qhSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 8 mins
Duke Special - Live in Belfast
- Duke Special - Freewheel (with the Ulster Orchestra)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c728m.jpg2011-01-27T00:00:00ZAs part of BBC Radio Ulster's Orchestral Movements in Belfast, Duke Special performs Freewheel at the Waterfront Hall accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p00dts33Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Duke Special - Freewheel (with the Ulster Orchestra)
- Duke Special - Diggin' An Early Gravehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bk7cm.jpg2010-09-23T12:55:20ZDuke Special gives a rousing rendition of Diggin' An Early Grave as part of an ATL-curated evening celebrating the history and re-opening of Belfast's Ulster Hall.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p00b6vv2Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Duke Special - Diggin' An Early Grave
- Duke Special - Love Will Tear Us Aparthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blmq4.jpg2010-06-01T00:00:00ZDuke Special returned to the ATL studios in May 2010 and treated us to a wonderful version of the Joy Division classic, Love Will Tear Us Apart.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p0084rfwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Duke Special - Love Will Tear Us Apart
- Duke Special - Freewheelhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bk7x6.jpg2010-02-15T15:45:00ZWe sent the ATL cameras down the road to Belfast's Auntie Annies bar back in October 2006 to capture a brilliant rendering of the then current single Freewheel.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p006gkggSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Duke Special - Freewheel
- Foy Vance, Duke Special & The Salvation Army Band - Silent Nighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bk7np.jpg2010-02-15T13:00:00ZFoy Vance and Duke Special got together with the Salvation Army band to perform a beautiful version of the traditional carol, Silent Night.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p006gh15Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Foy Vance, Duke Special & The Salvation Army Band - Silent Night
- Duke Special's Plans To Pay The Billshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bk78r.jpg2010-02-12T15:00:00ZRigsy chats to Peter Wilson about just how he intends to fund his music career after parting company with his record label in late 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b7ff7d70-0a1c-43a2-ac00-5b4ef3007adb?clipfocus=p006fdfwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 6 mins
Duke Special's Plans To Pay The Bills
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Duke Special (born Peter Wilson) is a songwriter and performer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A piano-based songwriter with a romantic style and a warm, distinctly accented voice, he has distinctive long dreadlocks, eyeliner and outfits he describes as "hobo chic". His live performances have a theatrical style inspired by Vaudeville and music hall, and often incorporate 78s played on an old-fashioned gramophone, or sound effects from a transistor radio. He is most often accompanied by percussionist "Temperance Society" Chip Bailey, who plays cheese graters and egg whisks, a Stumpf fiddle and a Shruti box, as well as the more typical drums and cymbals. Other musicians who perform with Wilson from time to time include Paul Pilot (guitar), Réa Curran (trumpet, backing vocals, accordion), Ben Castle (clarinet, saxophone), Ben Hales (bass guitar), Gareth Williams, "Professor" Ger Eaton (keyboards), Dan Donnelly (mandoline, backing vocals) and Serge Archibald III (saxophone, "ethereal background sounds", vibes).