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Unidentified musician with Co(nce)rtina

Well, maybe it's a melodion, but the play on words was irresistable.
A Dougie Cooper picture from August 1977. What is the story of this picture?
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Picture added on 21 June 2006
Bill Sinclair senior of Braeland in South Ronaldsay. His son, also Bill, was a farmer and violinist, he taught Douglas Montgomery to play. Willie Sinclair, grandson of Bill pictured, is an accordion player and present day farmer at Braeland with his brother Jimmy, a guitar player. Dougie was a regular visitor at Braeland as were many local and not so local musicians.
Added by Karl Cooper on 21 June 2006
Can any one give me more information on Bill Sinclair, as he was from South Ronaldsay there is a possible connection with my Sinclair's.

Added by William Sinclair on 01 November 2008
Its also The Chair's debut album cover.... vote for them in the scottish trad awards best band in the UK
Added by Mark Ridgway on 03 November 2008
It's a concertina.

[A Mark V by the look of it...- Steven]
Added by John Schollay on 05 November 2008
Looks more like a Granada
Added by Mark Ridgway on 06 November 2008
A mark III I would say Steven.

Anonymous comment added on 06 November 2008
na thats a mark 3 [What monster have I created here...? - Steven]
Added by Kirkwallian on 06 November 2008
Ford Cortina MkIII - my first car was a 1971 Cortina Mark III 2000GT. Common problem was they had a healthy appetite for camshafts, but in those days you expected to spend time under the bonnet keeping a car running "sweetly". All you needed was a toolbox, nowadays you need a laptop!
Added by Raymond Grieve on 08 November 2008
I think John was refering to the button box Willie is playing he he!!!!:-)
Added by Magnus Ritch on 12 November 2008
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