The Passing of Donald MacPherson
It’s a sign of the passage of time when the great ones embark on their journey to Tir nan Og. Donald MacPherson had his heyday long before the internet, so most of us must be content with the experience of seeing him in recital, or hearing the tunes on “A Living Legend.” Even in his later years the man was masterful. He recorded the aforementioned CD when he was in his 80s. Luckily a few videos have made it up to YouTube. They are obviously converted VHS cassettes and the quality is not the greatest, but you can get the sense of the man’s music, even at this point in 1990 when he would have been just about 70.