Jimmy Shand

Born 28 January 1908. Died 23 December 2000.
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Jimmy Shand's lucky break

Jimmy Shand talks emotionally about the start of his music career after he was spotted as a young man, out of work, trying out an achordian in his local achordian shop. Filmed for the 1985 Arena film The Achordian Strikes Back

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Sir James Shand MBE (28 January 1908 – 23 December 2000) was a Scottish musician who played traditional Scottish dance music on the accordion. His signature tune was "The Bluebell Polka".

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