Roddy MacDonald is an exponent of the traditional melodeon tunes of the Hebrides. Learning the tunes to the beat of Gaelic lyrics by the fireside as a child. The Collection Fasan a Dh’fhalbh is a combination of traditional Gaelic Airs and Danns an Rathad tunes. Lewis Barn dances.
The tunes were played at the open air dances for Highland Schottische and Scotch Reels. The tunes became Danns an Sabhal during inclement weather and village weddings. In the barn there was only one small window and there was a prank,with turf piled up against that source of light, so that the morning light did not stop the dancing.