Hoping for a ‘fool’ house for album launch
ANOTHER April Fools’ Day has come and gone and, this year, myself and Ross Wilson received an interesting prank call from Glasgow while on the way to a gig in the Highlands.
‘I’ve got a dug here for you!’ exclaimed the caller. ‘You ordered a dug! I’ve got it here ready to deliver.’
I was clueless and confused but Ross quickly clocked the perpetrator and asked him: ‘Does this dug play the moothie?’
The prankster was, of course, Argyll mouth organ player extraordinaire, Donald Black, who is preparing to launch his new album next month.
The album, entitled Bho m’ Chridhe, features a number of guest musicians including Alex Dalglish from Skerryvore, Malcolm Jones from Runrig and Nashville’s Charlie McCoy, the world’s most recorded harmonica player, with whom Donald duets on a tune written by Skye accordionist, Blair Douglas. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this CD.
The launch will take place on Thursday May 18 in the College of Piping on Otago Street and is sure to be a great night. I expect Donald to have the audience rolling in the aisles with his humour and sobbing into their tissues with his delivery of slow, Gaelic airs.