Although the humble moothie is the worlds biggest selling musical instrument, it has seldom hitherto been seriously regarded in the world of traditional music and certainly never in the music of the Celtic regions of our native Scotland; that is until Donald Black arrived on the scene!
With his own unique style, Donald has almost single-handedly been responsible for the promotion of the mouthorgan (particularly the tremolo model) as a serious musical instrument, capable of accommodating all the challenges of fast intricate pieces but also of evocatively producing all that is required in the slower more reflective works.
Donald Blacks performances have delighted audiences from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, UK-wide, through Europe - and from Moscow to Kansas City. He has enjoyed extensive radio play both in Scotland and abroad and has made several TV appearances in Scotland as well as Russia, Lithuania and Germany.
He is very proud to have been the only Scot so far to have been invited to perform alongside many of the worlds top harmonica players in 2005 at SPAH (Society for the Advancement and Preservation of the Harmonica) in Kansas City, USA, and last year he received a very warm welcome in Bristol, England where he performed to an audience of the British National Harmonica League.