Recommended websites

 

The following websites represent some of Scotland's finest talent.

I can vouch for all of these excellent entertainers/musicians, whom I have known well for years. Each of the web-links has a explanation of the talent on offer.

Please do click on these links and see for yourself.

 

Donald Black is widely acknowledged as THE great Highland harmonica player. Originally from Benderloch in Argyll, Donald is steeped in the Gaelic and pipe music of the West Highlands and Hebrides. Well known through performances throughout Scotland, across Europe, Russia and the United States, Donald developed the Hohner 'Highlander' in partnership with the famous manufacturer. This is a mouth organ that accurately captures the bagpipe scale - essential to getting those pipe tunes spot on. If you want to hear how perfect a lament can sound on the humble moothie, just listen to Donald's playing of 'Afghanistan' on his fourth CD 'Dreams and Dances'. 

Born and raised on the Isle of Tiree, Isobel Rutter is an award-winning speaker, actress and playwright based in Glasgow.  She is a highly entertaining and likeable performer with a personality which easily fills any stage.  With her natural talent and immaculate comic timing, Isobel has mastered the art of delivering hilarious comedy routines and after-dinner speeches. 

Having overcome life-changing illness and challenging times, she is also a popular inspirational speaker who combines the serious side of her life story with a light and humorous look at her situation and the world around her.

 

The Scottish Bagpipe Compositions Company

 

     Pipe Major Donald Glass

 

Pipe Major Donald Glass has hit on a great idea to give a perfect gift that really is unique - a pipe tune composed especially for the person or occasion.

 

As well as being a talented composer, Donald is an accomplished piper who has competed at Grade 1 level on the pipe band scene, he is also a popular entertainer at social gatherings of all kinds.

 

Visit The Scottish Bagpipe Compositions Company's website to find out more and to hear some of Donald's tunes played by Pipe Major Gordon Walker, one of the world's top solo players.

 

 

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