Waverley Market

'This Scotland'
 Exhibition

1959

'This Scotland'

 Exhibition

Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

  Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran,   Photo 99971128  Scran 000-000-067-871       Photo published: Aug 21, 1959

 

'This Scotland'
 
Exhibition

Here are three of the musicians on stage at 'This Scotland' Exhibition at Waverley Market in 1959.   Please click on the thumbnail image below to see the whole band, and the dancing:

Dancing at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

Do you know which band this was?   Please email me if you know the answer.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 15, 2011

 

Reply

1.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who replied:

Jimmy Shand

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"I'm sure you'll get many, many responses telling you that the ban was Jimmy Shand's - with Sir Jimmy in the forefront.  There is an imposing statue of him in his home village of Auchtermuchty.

There is a picture of this statue on the Wikipedia page for Jimmy Shand."

Brian Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  December 15, 2011

Reply

2.

Frank Wilson

Wester Hailes, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who replied:

Jimmy Shand

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"The accordion player was Jimmy Shand who came from Auchtermuchty Fife.  He was famous in the 1950s and 1960s for Scottish reels, etc.   It could be his band or perhaps he was playing as a guest."

Frank (Francis) Wilson, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh:  December 15, 2011

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3.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Gus Coutts also replied, briefly and to the point!

Jimmy Shand

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"It's Jimmy Shand"

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  December 15, 2011

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4.

JD MacArthur

Japan

Thank you to JD MacArthur who also wrote:

Jimmy Shand

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"I'm sure that many people have already e-mailed you to tell you that the accordionist in this picture is the great Jimmy Shand, but just in case they haven't, that's who it is."

JD MacArthur:, Japan:   October 3, 2012

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5.

Mary Johnson

Thank you to Mary Johnson who also wrote:

Jimmy Shand's Band

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"The man in this photo is Jimmy Shand, so I'm sure that this picture is of Jimmy Shand and his band.

JD MacArthur:, Japan:   October 3, 2012

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6.

Allan Dodds

Thank you to Allan Dodds who also wrote:

Jimmy Shand's Band

    Three Musicians at 'This Scotland Exhibition' at Waverley Marketm, 1959

"I remember 'Jimmy Shand and his Band'.  In the same year as this photo was taken, Buddy Holly died (3rd February 1959 - I was wearing a Harris tweed jacket, white shirt with cutaway collar, cavalry twill trousers, brown suede shoes and a cravat - the height of fashion) and we teenagers never had any time for the likes of Jimmy and his ilk who represented a bygone Scotland from another era that we wished to dissociate ourselves from.

We used to say: "Jimmy Shand (and he's banned)" to indicate that we belonged to a new and more internationally aware generation."

JD MacArthur:, Japan:   October 3, 2012

 

 

 

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