Mary is joined in this trio by Susan Spencer and James Ofsthun. Susan is a guitarist and vocalist who was nominated for the Newfoundland Hall of Honour award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to traditional Newfoundland folk music. As a member of the group Willowgreen Ms. Spencer performed and recorded traditional, contemporary, and original music from Ireland, Newfoundland, and Scotland.
James is a drummer and vocalist who has worked in a number of Celtic music groups including Willowgreen, McInnis’ Kitchen and Double Fiddles, performing fiddle-based music of Cape Breton, Scotland and Ireland.
The band specializes in vocal and instrumental music from Scotland and Ireland. Walking on Air is particularly well-known for three- and four-part vocal harmonies, notably on songs from Scotland. The band also excels in dance music from Celtic traditions, on an array of instruments which includes wooden flutes, concertinas, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles, guitar, bouzouki and percussion.
Members of the band include Don Clark, Michele Delattre, Laura MacKenzie and Ross Sutter. Though the group has been separated, Don and Michele perform together regularly in the Celtic music scene in the San Francisco Bay area, and Laura and Ross have continued to play together in the Twin Cities area and across the country, including the Milwaukee Irish Fest and the Dublin Irish Fair in Ohio.