Whilst at Newcastleton at the weekend I was playing 'Happy Hours' and
got into a nerdy discussion about composers .. and I got it mixed up
:) So in an attempt to clear it up and given that lots of people who
were there are on this list ..
Emile Vacher who composed Happy Hours was in fact a French
accordionist whose heyday was in the 1920's and 30's ( I think).
The Glaswegian fiddler who allegedly changed his name to sound more
exotic/authentic/continental was in fact Parazotti (composer of The
Bank's). His grandfather was Italian and had moved to Glasgow much
earlier. So it might have been a resurrected family name as well..
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