Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Neil Warren
Donald Black interview
59 minutes Posted Nov 22, 2020 at 5:00 am.
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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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Links:
Donald's website:
https://donald-black.com/

Album reviews:
https://donald-black.com/albums-reviews/

Tony Eyers site on Tremolo harmonica:
http://tremoloharmonica.com/
Profile of Donald: http://tremoloharmonica.com/donald-black.shtml

Winslow Yerxa's, author of 'Harmonica For Dummies':
https://winslowyerxa.com/

The Encyclopedia of Harmonica book by Peter Krampert:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Encyclopedia-Harmonica-Peter-Krampert-ebook/dp/B07TW9MRW5

Di Mundharmonica by Cristoph Wagner:
https://www.amazon.de/Die-Mundharmonika-Ein-musikalischer-Globetrotter/dp/3887471105



YouTube:

NHL Bristol in 2007:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7R3vZclR2M

Harmonica UK Lockdown session from 2020:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89fnOFmU9po

Piping Live in 2018:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXnQpyYcmc

Donald Black Band in Klingenthal in 2018:
https://www.facebook.com/100004723477107/videos/1118269991673773/



Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

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