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ourse, I jumped at it. I did just one cene and played he ac­cor­dion in he band along with fid­dler, Paul An­der­son.’

The leg­endary ceilidh ac­cor­dion­ist pop­u­larised Scot­tish dance mu­sic when he came on to the scene in he 60s. In 2013, Fergie be­came he first High­land artist to go to num­ber one on the iTunes down­load chart with shinty ref­eree’. On his ap­pear­ance in Whisky Ga­lore he said: ‘I have done lots of tele­vi­sion over the years, but this was a film and was a dif­fer­ent ball­game al­to­gether. It was the most amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.’

The re­make was filmed on var­i­ous lo­ca­tions hrough­out the coun­try and n stu­dios, but the scene that Fergie found him­self in was filmed in Port­soy, near Banff n Aberdeen.

Fergie said: ‘When you are do­ing tele­vi­sion there are about two or three cam­eras crews, but I would say there were about ten crews on the film. ‘It was such a big pro­duc­tion, com­pared to any­thing g I been in­volved with be­fore.

‘I am de­lighted to be a part of the pro­duc­tion and it is an hon­our, at my age, to be asked to do this,’ he added.

Fergie is not stop­ping there as he will be play­ing sets at the Rowan Tree dur­ing The Royal Na­tional Mòd in Oban next month.

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