Peter Corry asks fans to help him find missing favourite mic he's used for more than 10 years
Northern Ireland singing star Peter Corry has pleaded with the public to help him find his missing favourite microphone.
He misplaced it just minutes after singing for royalty at Belfast City Hall on Saturday night.
Corry brought the house down with a performance of Christmas classics for the 40th anniversary of the Mary Peters Trust.
Princess Anne gave royal approval to the event, surprising the crowds at City Hall by flying in to Belfast for the sporting charity.
After the evening ended Corry hopped into a taxi behind City Hall, losing the specialist microphone worth nearly £1,000 somewhere along the way.
With no luck finding the microphone in City Hall or with the taxi firm, he appealed on Facebook: "HELP BELFAST!! I'm hoping someone/anyone can help me out."
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, he explained: "I'd had a very busy day. I'd done a flash mob earlier in the city centre for my show The Music Box and then performed at the gala that night, so I was very tired."
The silver-coloured Neumann microphone was in a small black padded case.
Tracing his steps back, Peter said he believed it must have been dropped on the street outside the City Hall.
Known for his producing and directing, Corry is perhaps best recognised for his singing, with some of his most notable performances over the years coming in West End productions of Les Miserables, as well as singing at George Best's funeral in 2005.
Having relied on the same type of microphone for over 10 years, he said: "It's just perfect for my voice. When you're travelling around doing gigs, it just removes that doubt that sound-wise everything will be okay. I suppose it's like any musician - you get used to a type of instrument. I'm very annoyed with myself."
Among the last people to hear Corry use the mic were leading sportsmen and women, including Britain's first winter Paralympic gold medal skier Kelly Gallagher.
The singer is keen to recover the lost item in time for performances of his annual Christmas spectacular, The Music Box, at the Waterfront Hall from December 17-19.
Have you seen the microphone? Let us know at the Belfast Telegraph or contact Peter on his facebook page www.facebook.com /peter.corry.92