Sandy Brechin

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Sandy Brechin
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Sandy Brechin
Background information
Born 20 April 1969
Origin Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Genres Scottish folk music
Instruments Accordion
Years active 1985 – present.
Labels Brechin All Records
Associated acts SB Band, Burach, Seelyhoo, Shandoneers

Sandy Brechin is a Scottish musician and accordionist. He has developed an instantly recognisable style and is well known as a player, teacher and composer of traditional Scottish music.[1][2][3]

He is a member of three bands, the Sandy Brechin Band, Bùrach and The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience and has released material with all three bands as well as his own two solo albums, Out of his Box and Out of his Tree. He was also, previously, a member of Seelyhoo.

In February 1997, he played in the final to select Britain’s entry for the Eurovision Song contest 1997, as part of the band "Do Re Mi, with Kerry". The song was called "Yodel in the Canyon of Love". The song came second to Katrina And The Waves, who went on to win Eurovision.

Brechin is also the box player in the play "The Accidental Death of an Accordionist".

Brechin also runs his own record company, Brechin All Records, an independent which specialise in Scottish Folk music. He also published a book of his collected tunes Out of his Mind.



  • Out of His Box 1996
  • Out of His Tree 1999

With Bùrach[edit]

  • The Weird Set 1995
  • Born Tired 1997
  • Deeper 2000
  • Unstoppable 2007

With Seelyhoo[edit]

  • The First Caul 1995
  • Leetera 1998

With the Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience[edit]

Electric Landlady 2007


Out of his Mind 2004 ISBN/ISMN: 1871931878

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "All Celtic Music". Sandy Brechin. All Celtic Music. 
  2. ^ "Music Plockton". Sandy Brechin. Sgoil Chuil na Gaidhealtachd. 
  3. ^ "Music In Scotland Biog". Sandy Brechin. Music In Scotland.