The Bluebell Polka

By Jimmy Shand

  1. Bluebell
  2. Red House
    The Persian Dance
  3. Peggie’s Wedding
    Drummond Castle
    Elizabeth Adair
  4. The Veleta
  5. Campbell’s Frolics
    Lord Cathcart
    The Mason’s Apron
  6. Lord Lyndoch
    The Duke Of Gordon
    Laird O’Thrums
    Lady Ann Hope
  7. Mrs. McLeod
    The Fairy Dance
    De’il Amang The Tailors
    Soldier’s Joy
    Speed The Plough
    The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  8. Mrs. Muir Mackenzie’s Favourite
    Mr. Sharpe Of Haddom
    Fiddler’s Joy
  9. Cornrigs
    Old Bog Hole
    The Punch Bowl
  10. My Home
    Fairy Lullaby
    The Tockerlass
    Praise Of Islay
  11. Dashing White Sergeant
    The Breakdown
    Dashing White Sergeant
  12. Middling, Thank You
    The Banks O’ The Allan
    The Drunken Parson
  13. Miss Drummond Of Perth
    The Braes O’ Tullymet
    Miss Stewart Of Grantully
    Captain Campbell
  14. Dalkeith’s
    Colonel Byng’s Favourite
    Miss Betsy Robertson
  15. Macnamara’s Band
    Mademoiselle From Armentieres
    The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo
  16. Maggie And Jock
  17. Dashing White Sergeant
    My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet
    The Rose Tree
  18. La Rinka
  19. De’il Among The Tailors
    Lucky Scaup
    Mason’s Apron
  20. Mrs. Seller’s Favourite
    Heather Hills
    Mrs. Blair’s
  21. My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet
    Callum Beg
    The Lass O’ Patie’s Mill
  22. Teviot Brig
    Kinlock Of Kinlock
    The Hundred Pipers
  23. Snow In Summer
  24. Birks Of Invermay
    Colonel H.F. Campbell
  25. Lord Hume’s
    My Will
    Duke Of Gordon
  26. The Primrose
  27. Flirtation Irish Washerwoman
  28. Cumberland
    Syd Chalmers
    The Belfast Almanac
  29. The Glendaruel Highlanders
  30. Highland Whisky
    The De’il Amang The Tailors
  31. Dovecote Park
  32. Mrs. David Gordon Of Haddo
    Jennie’s Blue E’en
    Meldrum House
  33. Australian Ladies
    74th Highlanders
  34. The Northern Lights Of Aberdeen
  35. Duke Of Gordon
  36. Looking For A Partner
  37. Bonnie Dundee
    The Rock And Wee Pickle Tow
    Atholl Gathering
  38. Bonnie Dundee
    Come Under My Plaidie
    Annie Laurie
    Auld Lang Syne

Two comments

“Jimmy Shand: The Bluebell Polka”

PDSCD 671 ~ Castle Pulse
2 CDs, CD1 = tracks 1 - 19 / CD2 = tracks 20 - 38 (1-19)

It’s Jimmy Shand and 38 tracks of him for under a fiver, at least that’s what I got it for… :-)

“Jimmy Shand: The Bluebell Polka” ~ the liner

"JIMMY Shand ~ recorded more tracks than the Beatles and Elvis Presley combined in a career that extended from his teens to the late 20th century. His instrument was the button accordion, and he began recording with it in 1933, when in his mid twenties. His first broadcast on BBC radio came in 1945, and from then until the late 1980s Shand was one of the hardest working musicians in show business.

He only scored one hit single - 1955’s ‘The Bluebell Polka’, produced by George Martin and our opening track - but amazingly once appeared on Top of the Pops, in 1962. ~

Jimmy Shand was knighted in 1988, shortly before his passing aged 92. A larger than life-sized sculpture of the man was erected in his adopted home town of Auchtermuchty in 2003 ~ the King of the Ceilidhs ~ "