Musicians honour Sir Jimmy Shand at Windygates gathering By Jonathan Watson January 19 2015, 10.01am Updated: April 16 2016, 11.42am Some of those who played at the event. [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Musicians from Fife and beyond descended on Windygates for the 20th annual Shand Morino Gathering. The event is organised by the Windygates Button-key Accordion and Fiddle Club to pay tribute to Sir Jimmy Shand, perhaps the world’s most famous exponent of Scottish country dance music. Enthusiasts recognise the importance of the Shand Morino three-row accordion, considered to be the elite form of the instrument and partly named after the late Sir Jimmy. Born in East Wemyss in 1908, Jimmy Shand left school at 14 and went to work in the coal mines. However, he was offered a job at JT Forbes music shop in Dundee in 1932 and the proprietor arranged his first recording session. His profile as a musician gave him the opportunity to work with the Hohner company in the 1940s and design an instrument.