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Video: Duke Special talks about his new album, tour and being inspired by poet Michael Longley

Popular local singer-songwriter Duke Special has been speaking about his new projects.

He was at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast for the launch of it's new spring-summer programme.

'Duke' has just finished a year as artist-in-residence at the Lyric which he described as "an amazing" experience".

"I've been writing a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn with Andrew Doyle - and hopefully that will be programmed in the next calendar year at The Lyric.

"I'm also being inspired and using the words of the poet Michael Longley and that will be touring Ireland in the autumn - and there'll be an album as well," he said.

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