Donald Black concert
THE DONALD Black Band will be appearing in concert in the Glasgow College of Piping on Otago Street on Friday September 18.
Donald is world famous for his mastery of the harmonica and has been rightly called ‘ the instrument’s foremost exponent in Scottish traditional music’. It is easy to see why he is held in such high regard. His latest album ‘Dreams and Dances’ is one of the best albums I own. The passion he puts into Gaelic airs and the bounce he gives to 2/4 pipe marches is phenomenal.
Although I have never managed along to any of Donald’s live performances, I hear from those who have that his incredible musicianship is matched by his lively sense of humour. I quite believe that.
When I told him I was going to be writing about him in the Oban Times this week, he told me to describe him as a young Elvis Presley look-alike. Such a joke is typical of Donald’s sense of humour… at least I assume it was a joke!
Donald will be joined by Donnie MacKenzie, guitar, Martainn Skene, accordion and keyboard, and the band’s special guest for the evening Roddy Campbell - a Gaelic singer and piper from Barra.
The evening starts at 8pm sharp, with refreshments available at the interval.
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