The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
May 22, 2021

Mat Walklate interview

Mat Walklate interview

Mat Walklate joins me on episode 39. 

Mat is based in Manchester and has worked as a professional musician throughout his life, playing mainly blues and traditional music using a variety of harmonicas. He started out with a love for Sonny Boy Williamson II, and was soon touring Europe in a blues band. His interest in traditional music came from learning the tin whistle, and he also picked up other instruments for this genre, including the flute and pipes.

Mat supplements his playing income through teaching, with one-on-one, group and online teaching. 

Devoted to laying down some tracks, he has plenty of albums and online material available, including various efforts at recording songs with a multitude of harmonicas to accompany his deep vocals. Something that he’s really developed over the last year during lockdown.


Links:
Mat's website: http://matwalklate.co.uk

For lessons, contact Mat here:
http://www.matwalklate.co.uk/contact.html

BandCamp:
https://matwalklate.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/search?q=mat%20walklate

Traditional harmonica album:
https://matwalklate.bandcamp.com/album/traditional-harmonica

Mat's Music Guru courses:
https://www.musicgurus.com/gurus/matwalklate/?fbclid=IwAR3ThLVldrYuz69xKXc6DlczKi1A3PjKwL7sRUZmphzj5wZF9OydxVH4NQk

Irish Ceilidh Band:
https://www.lastminutemusicians.com/members/mat-walklates-irish-ceili-band.html


Videos:

With Tom Attah:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F81W3uV82IA

With Alex Haynes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6VfOWdSOE0

With Paolo Fuschi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxwNXn7FZgk

Promo video for Seydel Lightning harmonica:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxgbnojKAQs


Podcast website:

https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

Donations:

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https://paypal.me/harmonicahappyhour?locale.x=en_GB

Spotify Playlist: 

Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains most of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Podcast sponsor:

This podcast is sponsored by SEYDEL harmonicas - visit the oldest harmonica factory in the world at www.seydel1847.com  or on Facebook or Instagram at SEYDEL HARMONICAS