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My second cousin Jimmy Johnstone, musician and composer of such works as "The Deerness Jig" and "The Mirland Polka."

Is his music staill available?
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Picture added on 21 May 2008
He was my grandfather and my brother has some of his music, on records!
Added by Caroline Danks on 21 May 2009
I inherited from an aunt a '78' of Mr Johnstone in full flight, but had nothing that revolved at that speed to play it on. From hearing it in my youth I knew there was wonderful stuff on it - in particular a superlative High-level Hornpipe (which I can still whistle, though it's quite a test of both one's wind and the stability of one's dentures). So eventually, determined to find someone who could transcribe it to CD, I slipped it out of its original sleeve to see if it needed cleaning - and the aged shellac just fell to bits in my hands. A sad reminder to a serial procrastinator that things should be done in timely fashion. The photo above is a bit the same: a damaged article containing a real gem.
Added by Ian Hourston on 15 April 2012
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