Formed in 1994 Bùrach have long been one of the most
popular Scottish rock groups and have created their own style
of ‘Heavy Folk’. Over the last ten years the band
have toured repeatedly in the USA, South America, the Middle
East, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Scandinavia, Russia,
Turkey and all throughout mainland Europe.
band’s first album, ‘The Weird Set’, was
released after winning the 1995 Scottish Folk Band competition.
Since then Burach have released three further albums, ‘Born
Tired’ (1997) and ‘Deeper’ (2000), and "Unstoppable" (2006).
current line-up is led as always by Sandy Brechin on accordion
and vocals, with David Taylor on vocals and guitar; Chris
Agnew on vocals and bass; the renowned Gavin Marwick on fiddle
and Alan Brown on drums.
Sandy Brechin has been with the band since it was formed in 1994. Originally from Kirkliston, Sandy has been playing the accordion for over 20 years and brings his own unique style to the band. Sandy is also well known as a talented composer and teacher, and is in demand across the country as a session musician.
Gav's back, several years after being an original memeber
of Burach. He has played across much of the world with Iron
Horse, Johnny Hardie and Cantrip. Gav is very active in the
ceilidh circuit and is developing a reputation as a composer
- commisions include work for the Traverse Theatre and the
A graduate from the Music Course at Jewel and Esk Valley College in Edinburgh, David furthered his education at California State University Northridge, Los Angeles. He later moved to San Francisco as a solo artist before returning home to join Burach in 2001. He is an established guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, involved in many different genres across the music scene in Scotland.
A well known singer songwriter as well as bass guitarist,
Chris is currently busy playing bass with the Dougie MacLean
Band and has an impressive CV in other areas of the music
scene, from Jazz to Rock.
music graduate, Alan furthered his education at the world
famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he toured
with a number of rock bands. Since returning to Scotland,
Alan has toured with ex-Marillion front man 'Fish', appeared
at the prestigious South By South West Festival in Texas and
has been involved in various recording projects. He now works
as a specialised music lecturer.