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Now on sale: The Proclaimers at The Ulster Hall

The Proclaimers AKA Craig and Charlie Reid will be back in Belfast this December at The Ulster Hall

THE Proclaimers will be back in Belfast this December. Having celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017, Scots musical veterans Charlie and Craig Reid are currently gearing up for the release of their 11th album this August – the follow-up to 2015's Let's Hear It For The Dogs – with a lengthy tour to coincide.

The dates will include a stop at The Ulster Hall on December 7, which is pretty much guaranteed to be an essential pre-Christmas sing-along for all Irish fans.

"Sometimes you get nerves and you don't know why it's happening, y'know?" explained Craig of the Edinburgh duo's hugely popular live shows in last year's BBC Scotland documentary This Is The Story.

"I think it's always good to have that – you should never be on autopilot at all, you should be going in there and the energy should be going through you, because that's what's going to communicate what you're thinking and feeling to the audience.

"We have a larger audience now because we've played so many shows, we've been all over the place. And if you keep delivering, I think people keep coming back."

The stage musical inspired by their music, Sunshine on Leith (which was also turned into a film in 2013), will also have its fourth run in theatres this year from April to June with the biggest production to date by West Yorkshire Playhouse.

:: Tickets priced £32.50 are on sale from 9am today via The Ulster Hall box office on 028 9033 4455, online via Ulsterhall.co.uk and from Ticketmaster outlets

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