Back to Index Traditional Music >> Performers >> Musicians >> Mandolin >> Dagger Gordon

  Dagger Gordon

Black DonaldDagger Gordon was born in Dingwall in 1953 and started playing the guitar in the mid 1960s. At Stirling University he borrowed a mandolin from Nick Keir (later of Finn Mac Cuill and The McCalmans), and he's been playing ever since! His bands have included Black Donald and Highland Connection.

Highland MandolinDagger's main instruments are a Sobell cedar topped 10 string mandolin and an 8 string cittern. He released what was at the time the only album of Scottish mandolin music - Highland Mandolin - in 1988 (re-released in 2000) and has recently released a new CD, The Frozen River.

The Frozen River
Highland Connection