Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of our live music industry, will return to Lochwinnoch this summer when celebrated accordionist Sandy Brechin and his band will play at Lochwinnoch Golf Club on Saturday 16th July 2022.

The Sandy Brechin Band is a fast and furious four-piece of exciting traditional music. Led by Scottish accordionist, this four-piece are famous for their unforgettable performances – from electrifying high-speed jigs and reels to traditional Gaelic airs. Sandy is also a well-recognised composer and he will showcase some of his fantastic compositions with the band tonight, alongside a funny story or two!

Sandy has toured all over Europe and Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is the founder and owner of his own record label Brechin All Records which has some of Scotland’s best singers and musicians on its roster. As well as being a respected composer he is also a sought after accordion tutor and appears regularly on radio and TV.


Photo: Sandy Brechin
Photo Credit: Rò Ó hEadhra

Sandy said: “It’s exciting to get back out on tour and to get the opportunity to play for local audiences again. The kind of cultural support that we’re seeing with Scotland on Tour is essential for smaller communities, especially after the last few years. We’re really looking forward to an energetic night of lively music in Lochwinnoch this July!”

Scotland on Tour will take place over a period of 12 months between April 2022 and 2023, some of the upcoming concerts taking place at Lochwinnoch include the fantastic five-piece Highland and Island based Eabhal, returning for their fourth gig in Lochwinnoch the superb Orkney group Fara and also their second visit to lochwinnoch the amazingly talented Breabach, A feast of the best of Scottish traditional music on offer from these three bands.

Morag Thow, from Lochwinnoch Arts Festival, said: “We have had two amazing events as part of the Scotland on Tour initiative. The musicians and audiences have enjoyed the chance to experience live music again. Don’t miss all the events that are on all the way through to 2023!”

Scotland on Tour will support the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at much-loved arts centres, town halls and community venues across Scotland. More than 120 artists are set to perform at more than 100 venues across the country as part of the initiative.

The project, which has been created and managed by Active Events, was made possible by £750,000 of Scottish Government backing and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to showcase and enjoy live music, while bringing exciting acts to the doorstep of city, towns, villages and rural communities.

The year-long Scotland on Tour bill includes both emerging and established artists with genre-spanning acts appearing across the breadth and width of the country, with rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, trad and acoustic genres all being showcased.

Tickets for these and a raft of other shows are on sale now at www.scotlandontour.com.

16jul7:30 pm11:55 pmSandy Brechin Band at Lochwinnoch Golf Club

 

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