Box and Fiddle
Year 39 No 06
44 Page Magazine
12 month subscription £32.40 + p&p £15.75 (UK)
Editor – Pia Walker, Cupar
B&F Treasurer – Willie Johnstone, Inverurie
The main features in the above issue were as follows (this is not a comprehensive detail of all it contained. The Club reports, in particular, are too time-consuming at this stage to retype).
I’m writing the editorial looking out………….
40th Anniversary Celebrations of the Oban Club
by Anne McFadyen
Our November Club night was a special night celebrating 40 years of the Club, with a packed audience which included folk who had travelled from as far afield as Gretna and Shetland.
Our guest band for the evening was the Charlie Kirkpatrick Trio. Charlie with Derek Hamilton and Gordon Young provided us with first class West coast music along with a lot of hilarity and craic!
Morven MacLeod, daughter of the late Duncan Campbell who was one of our founder members, presented the Club with a generous cash donation, which enabled us to purchase a new keyboard for the Club. This was much appreciated by the Committee and a lovely gesture in memory of Duncan who did so much for the Club over the years. Morven and another founder member Neil Sinclair from Connel were invited up to cut the 40th Anniversary cake, which was shared among the audience along with tea and coffee provided by the Club.
The night came to a close with the usual stramash.
Here’s to the next 40 years!!
My Year as a Squad Musician
by Pia Walker
by Karyn McCulloch
On Sunday 25th October 2015 some of Scotland’s finest accordionists assembled in the Renfield St Steven’s Church in Glasgow for the first ever Accordion Showcase.
The event was organised by Roy Hendrie (ably assisted by Alan Shute) and came from an idea Roy had to try and keep the Accordion alive in Scotland, with a great concert of all music styles played on all types of accordion and a trade area to compensate for the lack and demise of accordion shops in Scotland.
That was when Roy came up with the concept of the Accordion Showcase. An event which does exactly what it says on the tin: Showcases the Accordion – in all its forms and styles.
All together, in one place – for the first time.
(Special thanks go to the main sponsor of this event, Bugari UK).
The proceedings began around 6pm when the trade area opened, with various displays of accordions, accessories, CD and even demonstrations of the Limex midi system. Traders from all over the country attended, from Bellshill to Birmingham, with displays of Fisitalia, Manfrini, Pigini, Serenillini, alessandrini, Delicia, Accordina, and of course, Bugari accordions – and almost everything else you can think of. The place was soon filled to capacity with people viewing accordions, trying some out, listening to demonstrations – and having a good old blether with old friends!
Roy Hendrie was kept busy – as well as ensuring the trade area was running smoothly, he was keeping an eye on the hall downstairs which was being prepared for the evening concert. And he even found time to be on hand to expertly demonstrate the Limex Midi system with the V3 Desktop – “Scottish Dance Band in a Box”.
All too soon, it was almost 7.30pm and everyone made their way downstairs to the main hall of the church, for the “main event” – The Accordion Showcase.
There was not a spare seat to be had – a complete sell out! Not surprising really, when you think about what’s in store. A line up of top-class musicians in each of their respective fields (and some crossing over into others!) and we were treated to a feast of music from traditional Scottish dance band music, to classical, jazz, folk and (of course) a Limex Midi music extravaganza.
First on stage, was actually Roy Hendrie himself, who welcomed us and thanked everyone for attending and supporting the event, all the traders upstairs, all the helpers – not forgetting Gary Blair and members of the Jimmy Blair Orchestra for assisting during the day – and with the refreshments stall.
Next on stage was our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. There is not much that can be said about this man that hasn’t been said already, so I am not even going to try! It was the one and only Mr John Carmichael. John kept the evening running smoothly in his own inimitable style, and even told a story or two, while the stage was being set up for the next artiste.
And so, the music began.
First artiste on stage was Liam Stewart from Galston. Liam has won every solo accordion championship you can imagine (both Junior and Senior competitions), umpteen times! He is well known for being a multi-instrumentalist, but for his first appearance of the evening (he’ll be back later) he is playing accordion. Liam not only demonstrated his remarkable accordion playing skills, but he also gave us a demonstration of how the Limex Midi System should be used.
Starting – quite appropriately, given the venue – we had a church organ sound akin to the Kelvingrove gallery. Then it was onto some west coast style tunes – complete with a flute! A helping of French music was next, with some fancy fingerwork. I don’t think anyone expected to be singing along with some ABBA music – including Super Trouper. Liam then turned the bass end of the accordion into a drum kit, and gave us his very own drum salute. Pipes then joined in – complete with the drone! A haunting version of Mist on the Glen (“borrowed” from KODA) was next, and Liam finished off his set with a set of jigs and reels. (Someone needs to check how many fingers he has on his right hand...!). A masterclass in the use of Limex midi – and how to smile whilst playing accordion!
(I should also mention at this point, that our M.C. John Carmichael also doubled as Liam’s “glamorous assistant” during his performance, as there was a bit of microphone juggling going on. And we were quite impressed at how quickly Ikey can walk!)
Next on stage was one of our most accomplished musicians, not only as a solo artiste, but also as musical director and accompanist to most of the country’s biggest stars. Robert Black has travelled the world playing music in all styles including French musette, Cajon and Jazz, and it is his “Jazz Hat” he is wearing for us tonight.
Robert began with a jazz version of Secret Love which was amazing. Some incredible chords were included in his playing (as you would expect with jazz) and he played a version of Summertime – which was an adaptation of a Jack Emblow arrangement. Unbelievable. We also were treated to Robert’s rendition of Autumn Leaves, where he really shows off his talents – the left hand work on this was absolutely superb. He finished with something completely unexpected – The Flintstones! However, you’ve never heard this tune played like this – jazzed up like never before in true Robert Black style! Jazz fan or not, you cannot argue how talented this man is – and he makes it seem so effortless.
Our third performer of the evening is one of our finest and most distinctive Scottish Dance Band leaders, Mr Iain MacPhail. Aside from playing in Scotland, Iain has travelled to all corners of the globe, and seems to have a particular affection for South America. Iain’s band has, for many years, been the resident band at Balmoral Castle, where they perform for Royal balls. Iain is also a prolific composer of tunes, you’ll be hard pushed to find any other band, album or broadcast that doesn’t include an Iain MacPhail tune somewhere!
This was the “Traditional Scottish Music” section of the show. Iain was accompanied on stage by the first two performers – Robert Black on second accordion and Liam Stewart on piano (again, he’ll be back later!). Iain kicked off with some reels, including one of his own compositions Mrs Mary Printy. We had an Argyll Medley with 2/4 marches. My own personal favourite was a set of jigs and reels, including Donald Iain Rankine (in true MacPhail style) and the Mason’s Apron. Next, we heard a very effective arrangement of the Dark Island which was played as a slow air, waltz and in march tempo! Iain finished his selection with a cracking set of jigs and reels, including many traditional favourites.
(We should note that Iain’s involvement in this was somewhat unexpected, as originally it was Jimmy Cassidy who was in the line-up, but due to circumstances Jimmy was unable to attend, so Iain was able to stand in at late notice – thanks to Iain for this. And due to a road traffic accident on the M8 on the day of the concert, keeping the road closed for almost 3 hours, we also found out that Mr MacPhail is something of a quick change artist... Windswept and in jeans one minute, the next resplendent in tartan troosers! Oh, and Iain, I still owe you £1...!) (Long story!)
After a short interval (and raffle), the second half of the Accordion Showcase began.
Fourth on the programme were two brothers who are the only duet winners of the prestigious Will Starr Memorial Trophy, which they won in 1982. John and George Burns have also had various successes in individual competitions and play regularly as the Burns Brothers Ceilidh Band. More recently they have formed “Les Trois Blondes” specialising in French musette music, playing in various French restaurants and events all over the country. It’s the Musette style the Burns Brothers will be showcasing tonight (mainly!).
John and George, both playing accordions, were accompanied on stage by Liam Stewart (told you he’d be back again!) on drums. (Real drums this time, not left hand midi drums). They began with a lovely Continental waltz written by David Halcrow, called Hazels Musette. However, feeling the pressure of “the audience having withdrawal symptoms from the traditional stuff”, they slipped a wee set of 2/4’s into the programme. Then it was back to the script with a Bluesette. A set of 6/8’s was also sneaked in. Then, a very special version of Style Musette was next, and as is always the case with the Burns Brothers, the harmonies were second to none. (Don’t tell Iain MacPhail I said that though...!). Giving in completely to public pressure, the boys finished with a set of popular well known jigs – still in total harmony!
The fifth performer of the evening was one of the first classical accordionists to graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow (previously RSAMD). Paul Chamberlain has performed at international music festivals all over the world, and with various orchestras all over the country. Paul is here to showcase his talents on chromatic accordion with the “Classical” music section.
As a founder member of the Scottish Tango Ensemble, it’s no surprise that Paul began his set with a couple of tangos, played flawlessly. We then had some French classical music, Romance, which showed the amazing capabilities of the free-bass instrument. This was followed by a Sonata, again played with supreme control. Paul’s set finished with an extremely fast and perfectly executed Russian tune, which completed an amazingly well-polished and presented performance. And to some, this may have been a brilliant introduction to classical accordion music.
Our sixth and final performer of the evening was a past winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Paddy Callaghan, from Glasgow also plays with the band Dallahan and the St Roch’s Ceili Band who have won many competitions, including the Comhaltas All Britain Senior Ceili Band trophy in 2013 for the 8th year running. Paddy plays button accordion and provides the Folk/Irish music for tonight’s show.
Paddy was accompanied on stage by Adam Brown on guitar. They began with a flying set of jigs. We were also treated to a set of tunes Paddy had played when he was asked to appear on “Songs of Praise” being filmed locally, which included “Be Thou My Vision” – again, appropriate for tonight’s venue. Unfortunately, time had caught up with us and it was almost time to finish up, so the lads finished off with an uptempo set of tunes.
A very successful event complete, plans are already underway for the Accordion Showcase #2 which will take place in the same venue, Renfield St Stevens Church, Bath Street, Glasgow on Sunday 13th March 2016. This will commence at the earlier time of 1.30pm and will include accordion workshops and an afternoon concert as well as the trade area and evening concert, complete with an International Guest Musician.
You can stay up to date by visiting the Accordion Showcase page on Facebook and look out for the “Accordion Showcase” website to appear soon.
Falkirk Fiddle Workshop
Falkirk fiddle workshop was formed in 1997……….
The Shetland Festival 2015
Norrie Williams (1927 – 2015)
by Joan Blue
Norrie Williams was a gentle man, a listener, not a talker. A man who always had time for others and who, as Chairman of the Musselburgh Festival Committee, dealt with any complaints with such fairness that no-one ever left feeling ‘ill done by’. I was on the Festival committee under the Chairmanship of Alex Little, whose enthusiasm put the Festival on the map. When Norman took on the post in 1980 I was very pleased to be asked to serve under him. He appointed Sheila, his lovely wife, as Secretary. What a team they made! Organisation? Everything just seemed to happen! The Committee got on with the job in hand, building up the number of entrants to 370 one year. The Musselburgh Festival attracted competitors from all over the country and of the highest calibre.
Norrie spent 20 years working in Bedfordshire, where he met Sheila. They were married in 1953 and both their son and daughter were born in England. As many will know, daughter Norma married button-key accordionist, Jimmy Lindsay. This certainly kept the music in the family with their son, Alexander (Sandy) growing up to carry on the button-key tradition. Norma and Jimmy’s daughter, Fiona, played piano and, more importantly, gave her grandparents great joy when she gave birth to twins.
Norrie was fanatical about traditional music and would never play a G sharp, always a G natural, such was his love of pipe music. Bobby MacLeod was his idol. Norrie once cycled from Hillside, his home near Montrose, up the Cairn o’ Mount, all the way to Tarland (4 miles above Aboyne) to see and hear Bobby MacLeod’s Band live. Cycling back through a ‘peasouper’ at 3 o’clock in the morning, he felt it had been well worth the hard slog. Norrie loved the fact that, despite never having had any formal tuition, he spent two summers teaching Scottish Traditional Music at the Stirling University Summer Schools.
Sheila was a qualified Scottish Country Dance Teacher and on their return to Scotland in 1970, she taught and Norrie played for Country Dance classes. He only gave this up last year when Sheila became ill and needed care, which he gave unstintingly.
I have a special memory of Norrie after my husband, Jimmy, had been honoured by the NAAFC. As we left the Station Hotel and came towards the gates, there was Norrie standing playing us out with a pipe march. I can still see his unique posture, one shoulder slightly bent over the accordion. Wonderful! Another lovely memory was when Norrie and Sheila came for lunch and the four of us went to the Vintage Agricultural Day at Scone Palace. While Jimmy and Norrie dwelt lovingly over old tractors and machinery, I met an old friend who had his pony and trap on show. Our men’s faces were a study when they got the royal wave from Sheila and me as we were driven round the show ring a few times.
Norrie was a very important part of the NAAFC and I am so, so pleased that he and Sheila were honoured by the Association last year. No one deserved it more.
See Hear! with Bill Brown
Caught and Released – Pete Clark & Gregor Lowrey – INVER227
A 2nd Collection of Original compositions – Marie Fielding
The Seafaring Fiddler – Music Selected by Edward Huws Jones – Published by Schott
Take the Floor – Saturday Evenings 19.05 – 21.00 with Robbie Shepherd (repeated on Sunday’s 13.05 – 15.00)
6th Feb 2016 – Alasdair MacLeod SDB
13th Feb 2016 – Archive Session
20th Feb 2016 – Repeat of Jim Lindsay programme from 14th November 2015
27th Feb 2016 – Robert Nairn SDB
Aberdeen (Old Machar RBL) – 23rd Feb 2016 – David Oswald SDB
Alnwick (The Farrier’s Arms) 10th Feb 2016 – Ewan Galloway SDB
Annan (St Andrew’s Social Club) - 21st Feb 2016 – Jimmy McQuire
Arbroath (Artisan Golf Club) - 7th Feb 2016 – Janet Graham SDB
Balloch (St. Kessog’s Church Hall) – 21st Feb 2016 – Alan Roy
Banchory (Burnett Arms Hotel) – 29th Feb 2016 - tbc
Banff & District (Banff Springs Hotel) – 24th Feb 2016 – Graham Geddes SDB
Beith & District (Beith Bowling Club) – 15th Feb 2016 - tbc
Biggar (Biggar Bowling Club) – 14th Feb 2016 – Fraser Hewitt SDB
Blairgowrie (Red House Hotel) - 9th Feb 2016 – Graeme Mitchell SDB
Button Key (Windygates Institute) – 11th Feb 2016 – John Logue
Campsie (Glazert Country House Hotel) - 2nd Feb 2016 – Iain Buchanan SDB
Carlisle (St Margaret Mary Social Club) - 11th Feb 2016 – Robert whitehead SDB
Castle Douglas (Urr Valley Country House Hotel) – 16th Feb 2016 – Ian Anderson Duo
Coalburn (Miners’ Welfare) - 18th Feb 2016 – Ian McCallum Trio
Crieff & District (Crieff Hotel) 4th Feb 2016 – Matthew MacLennan Trio
Dalriada (Argyll Inn, Lochgilphead) - 16th Feb 2016 – Stuart McKeown Trio
Dingwall (National Hotel) – 3rd Feb 2016 – Barbara Anderson Duo
Dunblane (Victoria Hall) – 17th Feb 2016 – Iain MacPhail SDB
Dunfermline (Civil Service Sports Assoc, Rosyth) – 9th Feb 2016 – Wullie Scott
Duns (Masonic Lodge) 15th Feb 2016 – Ray Carse
Ellon (Station Hotel) – 23rd Feb 2016 – The Garioch blend
Fintry (Fintry Sports Centre) – 22nd Feb 2016 – Alan Small
Forfar (Plough Inn) - 28th Feb 2016 – Dundee S&R Society
Forres (Victoria Hotel) – 10th Feb 2016 – Neil Dawson SDB
Fort William (Railway Club) - 2nd Feb 2016 – Donald MacLeod SDB
Galashiels (Clovenfords Hotel) –
Glendale (The Glendale Hall) - 25th Feb 2016 – Neil Hardie SDB
Glenfarg (Glenfarg Village Hall) - 3rd Feb 2016 – John Stuart SDB
Gretna (The Gables Hotel) - 7th Feb 2016 – Marian Anderson Trio
Highland (Waterside Hotel) – 15th Feb 2016 – Willie Scott Duo
Inveraray (Argyll Hotel) - 10th Feb 2016 – Iain Cathcart Trio
Isle of Skye – (The Royal Hotel, Portree) - 4th Feb 2016 – Strathpeffer Dance Band
Islesteps (Locharbriggs Social Club) – 2nd Feb 2016 – Roddy Matthews Trio
Kelso (Cross Rugby Club) – 24th Feb 2016 – Marian Anderson Trio
Langholm (British Legion) – 10th Feb 2016 – Iain Anderson SDB
Lewis & Harris (Sea Angling Club) - 4th Feb 2016 – Elizabeth MacKenzie Trio
Livingston (Hilcroft Hotel, Whitburn) 16th Feb 2016 – Maryn Mac Duo
Lockerbie (Queen’s Hotel) - 12th Feb 2016 – Dance to Neil Hardie SDB 23rd Feb – Club night
Macmerry (Miners Social Club) - 14th Feb 2016 – Jim Johnstone Tribute Band
Mauchline (Harry Lyle Suite) - 16th Feb 2016 – Nicky McMichan Trio 27th Feb – Dance to Derek Hamilton
Montrose (Park Hotel) – 3rd Feb 2016 – Wayne Robertson Duo
Newburgh (Adbie Hall) - 25th Feb 2016 – Duncan Black & Marie Fielding
Newmill-on-Teviot / Teviotdale (Buccleugh Bowling Club) 17th Feb 2016 – Nicky McMichan Trio
Newtongrange (Dean Tavern) – 23rd Feb 2016 – Leonard Brown & Malcolm Ross
North East (Royal British Legion, Keith) – 2nd Feb 2016 – Barbara Anderson Duo
Oban (The Royal Hotel) – 4th Feb 2016 – Michael Garvin Trio
Orkney (The Reel, Kirkwall) – 3rd 10th 17th 24th Feb 2016 – Club Night
Peebles (Rugby Social Club) – 25th Feb 2016 – Iain Buchanan Trio
Perth (Salutation Hotel) – 16th Feb 2016 – Scott Band SDB
Renfrew (Masonic Hall, Broadloan) – 9th Feb 2016 – Jimmy Blair Orchestra
Rothbury (Queen’s Head Hotel) -
Seghill (Old Comrades Club) - 2nd Feb 2016 – John Morgan 9th 16th 23rd Feb – Club Nights
Shetland (Shetland Hotel, Lerwick) - 11th Feb 2016 – Local night 25th Feb – Alan Roy
Stonehouse (Stonehouse Violet Football Social Club) - 11th Feb 2016 – Wayne Robertson & Davie Stewart
Sutherland (Rogart Village Hall) - 13th Feb 2016 – Gillian Stevenson Trio + Susie Simpson Trio
Thurso (Pentland Hotel) – 1st Feb 2016 – Matthew MacLennan SDB
Turriff (Commercial Hotel, Cuminestown) – 4th Feb 2016 – Kevin Cheyne SDB
Tynedale (Hexham Ex Service Club) – Feb 2016 -
Uist & Benbecula (C of S Hall, Griminish) - 6th & 20th Feb 2016 – Club night
West Barnes (West Barnes Inn) 11th Feb 2016 – West Telferton C.B.
Wick (MacKay’s Hotel) – 16th Feb 2016 – Andy Kain Trio
THERE WERE CLUB REPORTS FROM :-
4. Castle Douglas
CLUB DIRECTORY AS AT OCT 2015
(Clubs didn’t necessarily notify the Assoc when they closed so the following may not be entirely correct. Only the clubs submitting the reports or in the Club Diary above were definitely open.)
1. Aberdeen A&F Club (1975 – present)
2. Alnwick A&F Club (Aug 1975 – present)
3. Annan A&F Club (joined Assoc in 1996 but started 1985 – present)
4. Arbroath A&F Club (1991? – present)
5. Balloch A&F Club (Sept 1972 – per January 1978 issue – present)
6. Banchory A&F Club (1978 – present)
7. Banff & District A&F Club (Oct 1973 – present)
8. Beith & District A&F Club (Sept 1972 – per first edition – present)
9. Biggar A&F Club (Oct 1974 – present)
10. Blairgowrie A&F Club (
11. Button Key A&F Club (
12. Campsie A&F Club (Nov 95 – present)
13. Carlisle A&F Club (joined Sept 1993 -
14. Castle Douglas A&F Club (c Sept 1980 – present)
15. Coalburn A&F Club (
16. Crieff A&F Club (cSept 1981)
17. Dalriada A&F Club (Feb 1981)
18. Dingwall & District A&F Club (May 1979 – per first report)
19. Dunblane & District A&F Club (1971 – present)
20. Dunfermline & District A&F Club (1974 – per first edition)
21. Duns A&F Club (formed 20th Sept 04 – present)
22. Ellon A&F Club (
23. Fintry A&F Club (Dec 1972 – reformed Jan 1980 – present)
24. Forfar A&F Club (
25. Forres A&F Club (Jan 1978)
26. Galashiels A&F Club (joined Sept 1982 - present)
27. Glendale A&F Club (Jan 1973 – present)
28. Glenfarg A&F Club (formed 1988 joined Assoc Mar 95 -
29. Gretna A&F Club (1991) Known as North Cumbria A&F Club previously (originally called Gretna when started in June 1966 but later had to move to venues in the North of England and changed name. No breaks in the continuity of the Club)
30. Highland A&F Club (Inverness) (Nov 1973 – present)
31. Inveraray A&F Club (Feb 1991 - present)
32. Islesteps A&F Club (Jan 1981 – present – n.b. evolved from the original Dumfries Club)
33. Isle of Skye A&F Club (June 1983 – present)
34. Kelso A&F Club (May 1976 – present)
35. Langholm A&F Club (Oct 1967 - present)
36. Lewis & Harris A&F Club (Aug 1994 – present)
37. Livingston A&F Club (Sept 1973 – present)
38 Lockerbie A&F Club (Nov 1973 - present)
39. Macmerry A&F Club (Feb 2016 – present)
40 Mauchline A&F Club (Sept 1983 - present)
41 Montrose A&F Club (joined Sept 1982 - present)
42 Newmill-on-Teviot (Hawick) (Formed late 1988 joined Assoc 1999 - closed March 2016)
43 Newtongrange A&F Club (joined Sept 1977 - present)
44. North East A&F Club aka Keith A&FC (Sept 1971 - present)
45. Oban A&F Club (Nov 1975 - present)
46. Orkney A&F Club (Mar 1978 - present)
47. Peebles A&F Club (26 Nov 1981 - present)
48. Perth & District A&F Club (Aug 1970 - present)
49. Renfrew A&F Club (1984 -
50. Rothbury Accordion Club (7th Feb 1974) orig called Coquetdale
51. Shetland A&F Club (Sept 1978 - present)
52 Stonehouse A&F Club (Opened 2003 - first report June 05 – Closed April 2018)
53 Thurso A&F Club (Oct 1981 - present)
54 Turriff A&F Club (1st April 1982 - present)
55 Tynedale A&F Club (Nov 1980 - present)
56 Uist & Benbecula A&F Club (Dec 2007 but formed 1994 -
57 West Barnes ( - present)
58 Wick A&F Club (Oct 1975 - present)
Not on official list at the start of the season (closed, did not renew membership or omitted in error?)
59. Araharacle & District A&F Club (cMay 1988)
60. Armadale A&F Club (Oct 1978? or 80) originally called Bathgate Club (for 2 months) Last meeting May 2010
61. Ayr A&F Club (Nov 1983 – per Nov 83 edition) Closed
62. Belford A&F Club (joined Sept 1982)
63. Bonchester Accordion Club (Closed?)
64. Bridge of Allan (Walmer) A&F Club (Walmer Hotel, Bridge of Allan) (c March 1982)
65. Brigmill A&F Club (Oct 1990) Closed
66. Britannia B&F Club ( joined 07-08 but much older
67. Bromley A&F Club (joined 95-96 – closed early 08-09)
68. Buchan A&F Club
69. Callander A&F Club (
70. Campbeltown & District A&F Club (c Dec 1980)
71. Cleland (cNov 1981 – March 1985) originally called Drumpellier A&F Club (for 2 months)
72. Club Accord
73. Coldingham A&F Club (Nov 2008 – cFeb 2014)
74 Coquetdale A&F Club (Feb 1974 or c1976/77 – 1981/2? – became Rothbury?)
75. Coupar Angus A&F Club (cSept 1978 - ?)
76. Crathes (aka Scottish Accordion Music – Crathes) (Nov 1997 -
77. Cults A & F Club (
78. Cumnock A&F Club (October 1976 - forced to close cDec 1982 - see Jan 83 Editorial)
79. Denny & Dunipace A&F Club (Feb 1981)
80. Derwentside A&F Club
81. Dornoch A&F Club (first mention in directory 1986)
82. Dumfries Accordion Club (Oughtons) (April 1965 at the Hole in the Wa’)
83. Dunbar Cement Works A&F Club (Closed?)
84. Dundee & District A&F Club (January 1971 – 1995?)
85. Dunoon & Cowal A&F Club (
86. East Kilbride A&F Club (Sept 1980 – Closed 04/05)
87. Edinburgh A&F Club (Apr 1981) prev called Chrissie Leatham A&F Club (Oct 1980)
88. Falkirk A&F Club (Sept 1978 - )
89. Fort William A&F Club (21st Oct 1980 – per Dec 1980 B&F)
90. Galston A&F Club (Oct 1969 – per first edition – closed March 2006)
91. Glenrothes A&F Club (Mar 93? – left the Assoc c2013)
92. Gorebridge (cNov 1981) originally called Arniston A&F Club (for 2 months)
93. Greenhead Accordion Club (on the A69 between Brampton and Haltwistle)
94. Haddington A&F Club (formed Feb 2005 – 6th December 2015)
95. Islay A&F Club (23 Apr 93 -
96. Kintore A&F Club (
97. Kirriemuir A&F Club (cSept 1981)
98. Ladybank A&F Club (joined Apr 98 but formed earlier -
99. Lanark A&F Club (joined Sept 96 – closed March 2015)
100. Lauder A&F Club (May 2010 -
101. Lesmahagow A&F Club (Nov 1979 – closed May 2005)
102. M.A.F.I.A. (1966 – 1993?)
103. Maine Valley A&F Club (
104. Monklands A&F Club (Nov 1978 – closed cApril 1983)
105. Morecambe A&F Club (joined Sept 1982)
106. Muirhead A&F Club (Dec 1994 -
107. Mull A&F Club
108. Newcastleton Accordion Club
109. Newburgh A&F Club (joined 2002 but founded much earlier – closed April 2011 when venue closed)
110. New Cumnock A&F Club (cMarch 1979)
111. Newton St Boswells Accordion Club (17th Oct 1972 see Apr 1984 obituary for Angus Park)
112. Northern A&F Club (Sept 2011 -
113. Ormiston Miners’ Welfare Society A&F Club (closed April 1992 – per Sept Editorial)
114. Premier A&F Club NI (April 1980)
115. Phoenix A&F Club, Ardrishaig (Dec 2004 -
116. Reading Scottish Fiddlers (cMarch 1997
117. Renfrew A&F Club (original club 1974/5 lapsed after a few years then again in 1984)
118. Selkirk A&F Club (
119. Stirling A&F Club (Oct 1991 – closed 20000/01?)
120. Straiton Accordion Club (c1968 – closed March 1979)
121. Stranraer & District Accordion Club (1974 – per first edition)
122 Sutherland A&F Club (Nov 1982 -
123 Thornhill A&F Club (joined Oct 1983 – see Nov 83 edition – closed April 2014)
124. Torthorwald A&F Club (near Dumfries)
125. Tranent A&F Club
126. Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra
127. Walmer (Bridge of Allan) A&F Club
128. Wellbank A&F Club
129. Yarrow (prev known as Etterick & Yarrow) (Jan 1989 – closed 2001/02)
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