Box din are Elizabeth O Shea and William Robertson. They originate from Denny where, during musical sessions in many bars in that area, they met. Liz had learned to play the accordion from a very young age with encouragement from her mother and father she took to the instrument instantly. She developed her style of playing further by going to sessions and playing with other musicians which in itself is an education. Billy started playing guitar later in his life but again went to sessions to develop his style of playing it was during these sessions that he met up with ex Clydesiders and played for many years in venues throughout central Scotland.
In the summer of 2011 Liz and Billy joined with a band called Tigh na Mara and for two years played many venues in Scotland, Dunfermline folk club, Linlithgow folk festival last year and also Leith folk club to name but a few. Their roots are in folk music and the accordion and the twelve string guitar complement one another. It was in July 2013 that they formed Box Din after two great years with their former band which was a great learning curve for both of them.
Box Din are now playing in many venues throughout the central belt and also visit many sessions when time allows them to. Folk music is their main source of material but they can diversify into other genres of music when requested. Scottish, Irish and American folk are rooted well in their sets which offer a wide range of music which they enjoy playing so much.
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