Walter (Wattie) Dale was a popular and influential player of the English concertina active in Glasgow in the first half of the twentieth century. A well known music hall turn he was also a regular player on the Clyde steamers and a teacher of concertina. He recorded several sides of Scottish traditional music for the Sterno label. His son Tommy Dale was also a professional concertina player.
Further information on Walter Dale can be found in Stuart Eydmann’s The Life and Times of the Concertina, chapter 7, The Concertina in the Music Hall and Variety Theatre (pdf format, 5.6 MB)
Photograph courtesy of Rosa Michaelson.
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