A popular Edinburgh dance band associated with the Cavendish ballroom in the city. The band was formed in the 1930s and broadcast on the early Scottish dance Music programme on BBC radio. They recorded for the Scottish Country Dance Society and became popular at Hunt and Highland Balls. The band featured on the first programme televised from Scotland. The band’s unique sound came from having several fiddlers (and no accordion) and their adherence to scored arrangements (by Frank Moy) of rare tunes sourced from the old collections. Tim Wright provided piano accompaniment and the band also featured Andy Bathgate on clarinet. Wright retired in 1959 and the band was continued under pianist Jimmy McIntosh. The band was revived in the 1970s under the leadership of Andy Bathgate and the name The Cavendish Dance Band.
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