Studio Guest Donald Black Wed 19th June 7-10pm on Hotchkiss Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss
Donald Black Scottish Celtic Harmonica player and writer of tunes!
Local ‘lad’ from Benderloch Argyll, Donald Black, has been playing the harmonica from the tender age of 4! Which he played for ‘fun’ until being ‘discovered’ by Phil Cunningham in 1993! And the rest as the saying goes is history ! Donald was picked up by Greentrax and his first album was released in 1995 the first of 4 albums. ‘Bho m’ Chridhe’ – ‘From My Heart’ – is his fifth album released in 2017 – not to mention the collaborations on a further 7 albums!
Donald has gigged extensively from Moffat to Moscow, Tarbet to Tonder, and from Killin to Kansas at major festivals throughout the UK and Europe – Donald has established himself as a leading light of the Scottish harmonica!
“In his life so far, Donald Black has found himself in a whole variety of different roles from forestry worker, cattlehand in the Australian outback – to insurance salesman, building site labourer and University Honours graduate. None, however, will ever be more meaningful or spiritually rewarding to him than playing the exquisite music of his people. Donald lives in his native Scotland and is married to Lorna.”
Upcoming Gigs:- Donald Black Band
Thurs 20th– Oran Mor Byres Road,
Fri 2nd – The Sunart Centre , Stontian, Argyll
Sat 3rd – Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown
Wed 14th Donald Black -S.P.A.H. Annual Convention – Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel , Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
Sat 31st Donald Black & Donnie Mackenzie – Celitdh Tent Cowal Gathering, Dunoon