Donald Black is predominantly a tremolo player, using the instrument to great effect across the range of traditional Scottish music. He learnt many of the tunes he loves from accordion music, emulating the sound on the tremolo harmonica.
Donald’s musical career started quite late in life, and since then he has performed around the world, appearing at the SPAH convention and even in Moscow. With five albums to his name, Donald has also recorded two tracks with the great Charlie McCoy.
His music summons the beautiful scenery of the misty glens of bonny Scotland.
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Tony Eyers site on Tremolo harmonica:
Profile of Donald: http://tremoloharmonica.com/donald-black.shtml
Winslow Yerxa's, author of 'Harmonica For Dummies':
The Encyclopedia of Harmonica book by Peter Krampert:
Di Mundharmonica by Cristoph Wagner:
NHL Bristol in 2007:
Harmonica UK Lockdown session from 2020:
Piping Live in 2018:
Donald Black Band in Klingenthal in 2018:
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