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Scottish Saltire

George Bell

George Bell

George Bell formed his Scottish Dance Band in the late 1960s. During their distinguished career, they played regularly on the BBC's Scottish Dance programmes, for royalty at Balmoral Castle and had a very busy schedule as guest band at accordion and fiddle clubs throughout Scotland.

A well known and very popular character in his home town of Blairgowrie in Perthshire, in addition to being a band leader and accordion tutor, George was organiser for the Blairgowrie Accordion Club, the Blairgowrie Accordion Festival, the Blairgowrie Braemar Night and the Blairgowrie Highland Games. Although all of this might point to hime being a very busy man, George also found time to be a fund-raiser and organiser for the Perth and Kinross fund for the blind.

.....from the sleeve notes of THISTLE108

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