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The moothie (or mouth organ or harmonica) has been played in Scotland since its popularisation. Mouth organ bands were once common and it's still a fairly widespread instrument to be found today. I have started compiling a list of notable players, and I'd be interested to hear of any others that might be added to the list. Email me with any suggestions.

Last updated: 12th March 2005

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JB "Jimmy" Andrews
Discography |
Will Atkinson
Northumbrian, but had many connections with the Scottish scene.
Jim Baker   Perth.
Tommy Basker   Cape Breton.
Donald Black   Benderloch, Argyll. Taught by his mother, also a moothie player, and influenced by Iain McLachlan.
George Current   Edinburgh.
Donald Davidson
Discography |
Keith Easdale   Calasaig
Willie Fraser   Aberdeenshire.
Iain Grant   Edinburgh.
James Hiddlestone
Discography |
Alan "Spud" Jenkins   Played with Burn the Witch in the 1980s.
Alex Jenkins   Fochabers.
Bryce Johnstone   Bryce has released at least one album, Bryce and Moothie Combine (1999).
Duncan MacGillivray   Battlefield Band.
Iain MacLachlan   Well known accordionist who composed The Dark Island. He also played very good fiddle, and moothie too!
Davy Marshall   Played and recorded with The Fife Yokels.
Arthur Middleton   Aberdeen.
Bobby Reid   Played and recorded with The Foundry Bar Band from Arbroath.
Jim Reid   Played and recorded with The Foundry Bar Band from Arbroath and solo.
Neil Scott   Edinburgh. Plays with the duo Hoolet, on which . Their CD has two tracks of moothie playing on it.
Web site: www.hoolet.co.uk

Jimmy Shand
Biography |
Norman Stewart
Discography |
James Thurgood   Canadian Maritimes (Nova Scotia). Playing since childhood, James Thurgood plays a mixture of Scottish, Irish and Old Time melodies.
CD: Handy Little Rig

Eddie Wallace   Glasgow.
Mitch Watson   Maud, Aberdeenshire. Started playing at 4 years old and has toured with various bands over the years. Played at many clubs; was part of the Bothry Ballads during the late 1950s.
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