A review of Donnie Munro at amaSing on  Sunday 1st September, 2013.

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Donnie Munro, fresh from his cameo at the Party On The Moor, gratefully accepted the baton (in the guise of a well warmed up crowd) from Davy Cowan and most certainly did not disappoint.

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Perhaps testimony to his status the crowd swelled by a fair few and maintained the already heightened atmosphere, singing, clapping and dancing along from the off.  New material ‘Strangers to the Pine’ – the product of a collaboration with Blair Douglas – was well received but classics such a ‘Protect and Survive’ melted this audience.

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I am always very pleasantly surprised at how only a few instruments can produce such a very full sound – in this instance two guitars and a fiddle. In that respect, and very much in the spirit of amaSing, Donnie was joined on stage by the young Shetland fiddler Maggie Anderson; one for the very near future I suspect.

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Life-long engagement with music and a truly eclectic taste (although prog-rock and metal will usually have me scrambling for the off button). If pushed, I would have to say the Velvet Underground are one of the most important band’s of all time. Although I consider myself first and foremost a photographer, as regards reviewing I guess I cut my teeth in the vibrant fanzine scene of the 80’s. Around the same time I started taking photographs and, to be brief, performance and photography were made for each other: perfect match.