Now living in Pitlochry, Jock was brought up in the ballad-rich farming country around New Deer and Fyvie in Aberdeenshire where he developed his love of traditional ballads and songs. Fiddle, melodeon and bothy ballads were the staple diet at the musical gatherings in the family home. He has won numerous traditional singing and bothy ballad competitions and is acknowledged as one of Scotland's foremost traditional singers - a ‘national treasure’. He is a mine of knowledge of songs and ballads and of a farming way of life now long past. His extensive repertoire of traditional ballads and northeast songs is an inspiration to younger singers. In 2006, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to Scotland’s living song tradition.
Website: Jock Duncan: Ye Shine Whar Ye Stan!
and songs on the FifeSing CDs AH002 and AH003 and AH006.
and Jock Duncan - Hall of Fame