''Stramash'' with Graham Wilson

Stramash 15th September 2017

Stramash 1st September 2017

Stramash 15th August 2017

Stramash 1st August 2017

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Graham started playing accordion at the age of 17 on the advice of the late Will Starr. He had met Will a few times when working as a hotel porter and barman. Graham’s real inspiration came from the legendry Jim Halcrow from Shetland who Graham knew well and I was always amazed at his brilliance. His first gig was with the infamous Ken Masons accordion band from The Glenshiel area in the West of Scotland. Most listeners will have heard of the band, as they're mentioned in the song The Dancing In Kyle. Many happy memories and many great friends have been made over the years.

Due to tendonitis in his wrists Graham had to give up playing the accordion. To say he was heartbroken is an understatement. His accordion stayed in its case for 20 years, until he was persuaded to play again by the late Sylvia Marie Barber from California. Sylvia became a wonderful friend; unfortunately they never got the chance to meet.

Over 30 years ago Graham’s wife Kay, spotted an advert in a local newspaper for hospital radio presenter.'' I went along for an interview and started training that weekend.  My trainer was none other than John ' ‘The Prof ‘' Matheson. My first co-presenter was none other than Andy Ross.'' Andy joined him for about 4 years, and many good laughs were had hosting the shows. Some 30 years later, He’s still enjoying radio as much as ever, in fact probably more so. Graham is the host of the popular Sunday Ceilidh on Inverness Hospital Radio.

Here on ‘’The Sounds of Scotland’’ website Graham hosts Stramash, a 2 hour Show twice a month.The first show has the very best of Accordion and Fiddle Music, and the second is a mixture of Music and Song.

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