Burach is one of the most innovative and popular bands to come out of the new wave of Scottish musical inventiveness combining Celtic music and contemporary rock influences to create a unique sound that is popular with young and old alike.
Formed in the autumn of 1994, Burach won the 1994/95 Scottish Folk Group Competition. Since the release of their first album, The Weird Set, Burach have been making a name for themselves with tours to Scandinavia, Brittany, France, Holland and Italy, they have played as far as Turkmenistan in Central Asia and shared the stage with a number of prestigious performers including Big Country, Alison Moyet, Nils Lofgren and Goat’s Don’t Shave and have appeared on MTV, the BBC, and Russian television.
Burach is a Gaelic word colloquially meaning a mess, or more formally, “a delving in the earth.” The band’s second CD Born Tired, was released in 1997. Tracks from both albums have been licensed to several compilations albums, such as The Electric Muse II, EMI’s Folk ‘n Hell, and the Scottish Arts Council’s recent release, Seriously Scottish.
Band members include: Doug Anderson on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Eoghain Anderson on drums and percussion; Gregor Borland on fiddle and background vocals; Sandy Brechin on accordion and background vocals; Alison Cherry on lead vocals and whistle; Roy Waterson on bas and background vocals.
The Weird Set (Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX93, 1995)
Born Tired (Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX136, 1997)
Deeper (Greentrax Recordings, 2000)
Unstoppable (Brechin All Records, 2006)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.