Jock (Peter) Walton and Mitch (Iain) Mitchell Jock writes:-
“He’s the singer and guitarist, I am the box (accordion) player. We have been playing together since 2016 and discovered that we know many of the same tunes and songs.
I arrived in Dunedin in 1975 and was instrumental in getting The New Edinburgh Folk club started as well as helping with the first Whare flat Festival. The bush band I started got many people interested in Celtic Music. I ran a Scottish radio programme on 4XD for a while and had the privilege of interviewing Dougie McLean.
I have played in many Scottish and Irish bands in Dunedin over the years.
On the night expect a mix of Scottish, Blues, and Old timey music, with a few interesting guests thrown in. We both tend to tell Jokes and silly stories as we go along so the crack promises to be good.” Mitch writes:-
I’ve been singing British Celtic music semi-professionally since I was 13. Metro Magazine once pronounced my voice as “as strong as a Scottish gale” which I’ve always taken as a compliment! I’ve played in many venues and festivals in both the South and North Islands, some more than once!”
Mitch is an established traditional singer, with a wide knowledge of the music’s roots reflected in his eclectic personal repertoire of shanties and Scottish songs of love and work plus some Mississippi Delta and Chicago Acoustic Blues.Jock and I have been playing together for around four years in clubs, dances and busking venues. We argue all the time but it
seems to work!”