Thursday, 16 December 2010

Jimmy MacFarlane: The Happy Whistler (2010)

Jimmy MacFarlane was the fiddler in the Jim MacLeod Band, who were extraordinarily prolific in their recorded output. Their act, which they performed live in venues such as Dunblane Hydro and also on radio and television programmes, consisted of a mix of Scottish Country Dancing and lounge-bar crooning from Mr MacLeod himself.

As well as fiddle, Jimmy played vibes and penny whistle, and it is his whistling featured on many of the Jim MacLeod records. Unfortunately no available records exist of one of Scotland's forgotten whistlers.

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