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Welcome

My name is Mat Walklate. I'm a professional musician and music teacher and this website will provide details of the many bands and musical ventures with which I am involved.

I play Irish Traditional music on the flute, harmonica, whistle and uilleann pipes in addition to vocals. Have a look at my Irish Traditional page and The House Devils .

I front two blues bands as a vocalist and harmonica player. See Depot and The Moochers for further details.

The Moochers have finished their new album, “Play The Game”! It is now available, see The Moochers pages on this site for information.

I teach harmonica in primary schools and I teach privately. Please email for details.

In 2008 I wrote the score for the play Happy & Married by Madani Younis of Freedom Studios www.freedomstudios.co.uk  The score featured only harmonicas! As a songwriter I have authored most of the original material for The Moochers and Depot. I have also composed a number of Irish traditional tunes.

Visit Mats Soundcloud page here www.soundcloud.com/matwalklate

"..one of the best harmonica players on the planet!"
Mike Harding
BBC Radio 2
In His Spare Time Mat Likes to:-
Mat on the look out for Vikings
Mat Charming Snakes
Harmonica Day
patrol the North coast in case the Vikings try it again
charm snakes