FP100 Fife bands 14. Bobby More Dance Band

Bobby More
Bobby More

Bobby More began playing the piano key accordion when he was just seven years old and went on to form ‘Bobby More and his Band’ when he was 16 in 1956.

Bobby helped pioneer and grow Scottish country dance music through the 50s and 60s and regularly broadcast on traditional Scottish music radio programmes.

The band performed at ceilidhs, dances, variety shows, parties, social gatherings and it is estimated they played at over 1000 weddings througout Scotland over the decades.

Bobby had nine Scottish albums produced under the ‘More Than Welcome’ series and was a composer of traditional Scottish music, producing a manuscript of his own compilations in 2004.

He also produced Scottish vairiety shows at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy and throughout the UK.

Bobby toured on several occasions with a Scottish country dance troop to Czechoslovakia in a cultural exchange programme from 1959 to 1968.

Bobby was a former coachbuilder with W. Alexander in Kirkcaldy before deciding to become a full time professional musician in 1991.

The band celebrated 50 years of performing in 2006 and Bobby continued to play with it until late 2010 when he retired due to ill health.

Bobby More passed away in 2012 aged 72 after a long illness.