November 1926 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Grew up in Mansfield and Yeadon where Arnie lives now
Date of Interview
22nd March 2019
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Arnie McCann born in 1926, is as lively a 93 year old as you are ever going to find. At the time of writing, Arnie is on an 8 week holiday in Andalucia with his daughter and her husband. Music is what flows through Arnies veins – he has been a musician since he was a school boy, and played in Yeadon Old Band as well as attending the Royal Military School of Music when in the forces. He has played on stage and television. When playing at Yeadon Airport he had Amy Johnson walk over to listen to the band playing. He has worked at the mill as a boy and a man but has never lost his love of playing music. A full life story!
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
South View School
Performing On Stage, Mansfield
Yeadon Old Band
Salvation Army Hall
WW2 Royal Navy
Royal Military School of Music London
Max Moore Quartet
Jean Shepherd Wedding
Silver Cross, Guiseley
Bandstand, Yeadon Tarn (Dam)
Yeadon Tarn (Dam)
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