Hop­ing for a ‘fool’ house for al­bum launch

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.

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