Duke Special
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1971-01-04
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Duke Special

Duke Special Biography (Wikipedia)

Duke Special (born Peter Wilson; 4 January 1971) 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).

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Condition (Quay Sessions)
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Condition (Quay Sessions)
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Sweet, Sweet Kisses
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Sweet, Sweet Kisses
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Salvation Tambourine
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Salvation Tambourine
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Domino
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Domino
Ulaid
The Shipyards Of Belfast
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The Shipyards Of Belfast
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Ballerina
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Ballerina
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Emily Dickinson
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Emily Dickinson
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Far Set
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Far Set
Ulaid
Far Set: The Fadgies / Beann Mhadagain / The Eagle's Nest
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Far Set: The Fadgies / Beann Mhadagain / The Eagle's Nest
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Freewheel
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Freewheel
Ulaid
The Poet's Mission
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The Poet's Mission
Ulaid
Burn The Sun
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Burn The Sun
Ulaid & Duke Special
The Poet's Mission
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The Poet's Mission
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Grace Darling
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Grace Darling
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Granddaughters
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Granddaughters
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Condition (The Quay Sessions, 1st December 2016)
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Condition (The Quay Sessions, 1st December 2016)
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No Cover Up
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No Cover Up
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Nail On The Head
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Nail On The Head
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Last Night I Nearly Died
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Last Night I Nearly Died
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Nothing Comes Easy (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Nothing Comes Easy (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Why Does Anybody Love? (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Why Does Anybody Love? (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Diggin' An Early Grave (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Diggin' An Early Grave (6 Music Session, 27 May 2009)
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Everybody Wants a Little Something
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Everybody Wants a Little Something
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Elephant Graveyard
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Elephant Graveyard
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