He appears on an album, FOLKSINGERS OF AUSTRALIA SERIES, VOLUME TWO, whose players are:
- SHAYNA KARLIN - from Brisbane "A Brisbane Lady"
- GORDON McINTYRE - from Glasgow "Highly thought-of Scottish Round Singer"
- DANNY SPOONER - from London "Singer and teller of Naughtical Yarns"
- MIKE BALL - from Bath "The last of the steam-concertina players"
Folk singer Warren Fahey cites him too:
When I left school I started to go to the Elizabeth Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, where Mike and Carol Wilkinson ran one of the first pub folk clubs. I became a firm friend of the Wilkinson's and their associate 'door man' Harvey Green. The four of us, and Mike Ball, would usually have a meal every week followed by a night of stilton, pickled eggs and song. The Wilkinson's were terrific singers and especially English harmony songs. Mike Ball, well, I always thought him a genius. He was an extraordinary English concertina player, singer and songwriter. He put many Robert Graves poems to music and I can still remember his setting for 'Timothy Winters'. It was the nearest I ever came to crying over a song. Eric Bogle's songs have the same effect.There is no mention of any steam.