Alec Bissett


A noted melodeon player in Glasgow in the 1930s. He was associated with the concert party group of Bob Smith.

Traditional Reels

Scottish traditional reels played on melodeon by Alec Bisset with Bob Smith, hammer dulcimer, and J B Andrews, piano. From the 78 rpm disk Beltona 1685 M13283.

‘David’, while referencing this track, wrote the following on the Bob Dunsire piping forum (

My Granny’s brother Alec Bisset led a band with a rotating line up that also featured my Uncle John on mandolin, my Grandad’s cousin Alec Gill on banjo and my Grandad on fiddle and jaw harp. There are stories that they sometimes featured a bellows pipe player nicknamed The Captain, but I have frustratingly been unable to find out any more about him.