Duncan Smith began playing piano in the Scottish idiom since 1980 in his native Boston, USA as the founding pianist in Barbara McOwen’s Scottish dance band “Tullochgorum”. He has recorded five CDs of Scottish Country Dance Music – three as part of David South and his Band, and one each with fiddlers Susan Worland and Catherine Fraser. Duncan also released three listening CDs with Catherine, and was co-director with her of the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle (SHISSF) for eleven years, where he taught the accompaniment class.

A Scottish country dancer since childhood and an RSCDS certificated teacher since 1976, he has taught, played, and danced at classes, weekends and workshops in the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Duncan is also active as a dancer, teacher, and musician for English country and New England contra dancing.