I had a great evening up in Coigach, before the excellent new Summer Isles Festival, having tunes with two delightful gentlemen of Lewis, Donnie and Murdo MacDonald. Donnie, who plays a National RM1 resonator mandolin, which is a tremendous instrument, has a fine Gaelic lilt and touch to his playing, which I greatly enjoy. His father Murdo, who I had only just met, is a very fine West Highalnd button box player, and we had a rare old time with the old gaelic and pipe repertoire. Here's a flavour of the evening, if you're interested. I suspect we were the only two mandolinists in a hundred miles!