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This was the first tune I ever heard played on an accordion. It was when I was a kid staying at my grandmother' home. She used to have the wireless on all day and one of the most popular tunes at that time was Jimmy Shand's Bluebell Polka. I loved that sound. Many years later, staying in Fife, I was invited to his home in Auchtermuchty and spent a pleasant afternoon sitting in his front room nattering and playing. A charming and most unassuming man with a fascinating history and well-deserving of the knighthood he received.